Kirkland Places

Mostly crossposts from writing I do in other places. If you can’t stand to miss a single thing I write, it’s all gathered here.

Is a Roads Ballot Measure in Our Future?

For several months, a group of King County cities and other stakeholders have been meeting as part of a Regional Transportation System Initiative (RTSI). Their goal is to identify a funding solution for … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

One Center City Options Narrow

The One Center City plan for handling near-term disruption in Seattle downtown transit and traffic grinds forward. Anticipating the end of bus operations in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, staff … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reminder: SR 520 Open Houses

Several open houses are scheduled for the public to learn about new service on the SR 520 corridor. The first is on Wednesday evening in Kirkland, with others to follow … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Redmond Stations

East Link to Downtown Redmond is scheduled to open in 2024, and the Sound Transit Board will update its preferred alternative on June 22. “Concept refinements” are now being considered. … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

SR 520 Service Change Concepts Released

Last evening, Metro and Sound Transit released service change concepts for revised bus service on SR 520. This kicks off the second of three rounds of public input, including an … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Archaic Community Councils

A familiar story is playing out in Kirkland’s Houghton neighborhood. The Houghton-Everest Business Center is a collection of strip malls and small offices, mostly over 40 years old. Retail spaces are … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Agreement Reached on Mercer Island Access to I-90

Mercer Island has reached agreement with Sound Transit on access to I-90. The agreement means the express lanes can close permanently to auto traffic as scheduled this weekend. A planned … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment