The Master Plan outlines the community’s vision for the trail, and will be used to guide development of the trail as well as transit and utility alignment. The plan also includes the location of access points, types and locations of amenities, and how road crossings and mixing zones are handled. The Master Plan was adopted by the City Council in June 2014.
Approved Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan:
Interactive Web version (ISSUU)
Non-Interactive PDF version (PDF-35 MB)
Master Plan goals
The Master Plan has four goals:
- Connect Kirkland
- Foster a greener Kirkland
- Shape a place unique to Kirkland
- Activate Kirkland and evolve over time
Master Plan Character Zones
The Master Plan divides the corridor into nine distinct geographic regions or “Character Zones” each with unique attributes and opportunities for growth and development. Potential projects are not funded yet, but they provide a vision for the community to work toward in the future.
For more information about the Master Plan Character Zones, read Understanding the Corridor (PDF-15 MB).
Learn about the History of the Cross Kirkland Corridor, a former railroad line that was active for over a century (from 1904 to 2008).
Implementation and Funding
The master plan will be implemented as funding becomes available. The estimated cost to build out the entire master plan, including the pedestrian/bicycle bridge across NE 124th Street and Totem Lake Boulevard is between $63 and $79 million. The top priority projects, currently in the design phase include:
- Pedestrian and bicycle bridge to connect the CKC to the South Kirkland Park & Ride.
- Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over NE 124th Street/Totem Lake Boulevard—currently in design phase.
- NE 52nd Street sidewalk connection between 108th Avenue NE and Lake Washington Boulevard—anticipated to be complete in 2017.
- Additional trail connection improvements: at 2nd Avenue, at Railroad Avenue from Everest Park, at 111th Avenue NE, and at Forbes Creek Drive—anticipated to be complete by June of 2017.
Because regional connections are also a high priority, Kirkland is actively seeking grant funding for the Willows Road connection to the Redmond Central Connection.
Completed Master Plan Projects
Feriton Spur, at 7th Ave South, is the first part of the CKC Master Plan to become reality, through a public-private partnership between the City of Kirkland, Google, and SRM Development. The park has a 16-foot paved trail, sand volleyball court, basketball court, exercise area, historic caboose, and children’s playground with a zip line. There is also a gathering space for community events, with benches and bistro tables.
Zoning and Commercial Opportunities
The Cross Kirkland Corridor connects Kirkland. The light industrial warehouses along the Corridor are being repurposed for uses as varied as high tech offices, pubs and restaurants, advanced manufacturing, and indoor recreational centers. Zoning changes will allow mixed-use residential as well. Currently, there are more than 1,800 businesses with more than 18,000 employees within 2,000 feet of the corridor. Imagine employees bicycling or walking to work, or children walking from home to school and after-school activities. Imagine your business along the Corridor. For information about zoning and business opportunities, contact Jeremy McMahon, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-587-3229.
Art on the Corridor
Building off the CKC Master Plan (completed in 2013), the Cultural Arts Commission has lead efforts to imagine how art in a variety of forms including performance, interactive, ephemeral and permanent, can be incorporated into the Corridor experience with the creation of the Cross Kirkland Corridor Art Integration Plan (PDF-8 MB). Share your ideas about art on the Corridor by emailing email@example.com. Stay updated on public participation opportunities by visiting the Cultural Arts Commission page or signing up for the Kirkland Arts E-bulletin.
See you on the CKC!