Larry Toedtli, Position #6
Larry retired from his 35-year career as a transportation engineer/planner. He worked in both public and private sectors. Much of his career included preparing neighborhood, corridor, and citywide multimodal transportation systems plans. He worked closely with land use planners, economists, elected officials, businesses, and residents to incorporate transportation system opportunities into community visions. Larry focuses on how each travel mode can help support land use plans and development. He also seeks to minimize the potential adverse impacts of land use decisions on transportation, especially safety. Larry brings his transportation expertise on the State Growth Management Act (GMA), development regulations, multimodal transportation design standards, the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) to the Houghton Community Council.
In 2017, Larry was elected president of the Central Houghton Neighborhood Association (CHNA). He was actively involved in major land use decisions in the community, including the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center and Northwest University Master Plan. CHNA also supports the broader neighborhood with neighborhood safety program projects, including improved connections to the Cross Kirkland Corridor, improved streetlights, and flashing crosswalks on 108th Avenue NE. In his role with CHNA, he continues to look for ways to inform and get input from the community on upcoming events; planning studies; development activity; transportation projects; police, fire, and emergency services; and other topics of broader neighborhood and citywide interest.
Larry and Marie and their family moved to Houghton in 1992. Their children attended and graduated from Lake Washington High School.