Kingsgate Park and Ride - Transit Oriented Development Code Amendments

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City Council approved code amendments to allow redevelopment of the Kingsgate Park and Ride property. Amendments are to the Kirkland Zoning Code, Design Guidelines for the Totem Lake Business District. Future redevelopment of the property may include market rate and affordable housing, commercial uses and a public parking garage. The City produced a video explaining the future project.

Meeting Information

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City Council

September 1, 2020  City Council meeting packet(PDF, 787KB)  adopting code amendments: Zoning Code Ordinance O-4733(PDF, 1MB)  and O-4678(PDF, 6MB)  Design Guidelines for the Totem Lake Business District 

 

 

Why is TOD being considered for the Kingsgate Park and Ride?

The Kingsgate Park and Ride property is within the Totem Lake Urban Center, an area for dense and walkable communities near transit. The Washington State Department of Transportation owns the property. Sound Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station and a new 600-stall parking garage are coming to the site in 2024(PDF, 276KB).

 

Background on code amendment process

  • November 2018 - A feasibility study(PDF, 7MB) of transit-oriented development at the Kingsgate Park and Ride was completed.  
  • August 2018 - City Council adopted Resolution R-5325 that establishes key objectives for affordable housing and expanded park and ride facilities at the site.
  • December 2015 - City Council adopted Ordinance O-4495 approving a new Plan for the Totem Lake Business District in the Comprehensive Plan. The Plan contains goals and policies that support the redevelopment of the Kingsgate Park and Ride property with transit-oriented development. 
  • City staff, Sound Transit and Washington State Department of Transportation conducted public outreach activities to solicit public input on draft code amendments throughout the process.

 

Location

13001 116th Way NE, Kirkland 98034  View Map

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