Contact: Jacob Lambert Communications Specialist Jacob.Lambert@snoco.org425-262-2059
Everett, Wash., August 3, 2021 – Snohomish County launched a survey today as part of the Light Rail Communities Project to gather input from residents about possible future changes to development regulations related to land use and transportation.
The Light Rail Communities Project Summer 2021 Survey can be accessed directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRCDevRegs or via the project website at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/LRC. This survey is the latest step in a multi-year effort to help inform future planning decisions for areas between Everett and Lynnwood near locations light rail could be built in the future. The survey is a part of phase 2 of the Light Rail Communities project, the creation of a Subarea Plan.
The first phase (station area planning) of the project was centered around gathering public input on planned light rail station locations. The result of that two-year process was County Council passing a resolution indicating a publicly favored option. More information about that work is available on the project webpage at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/LRC.
The survey is scheduled to be available through Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Final decisions on station locations and alignment will be made by the Sound Transit Board, although the Subarea Plan will inform future transportation planning, the county’s 2024 Update to the Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan (GMACP), and regional planning efforts.
The voter-approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) and Sound Transit 3 (ST3) will extend light rail from Northgate to Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood, and eventually to Everett via Paine Field. In ST3, two stations will be located in unincorporated Snohomish County at 164th Street (Ash Way Station) and 128th Street (Mariner Station) near their respective intersections with I-5.
About Snohomish County Planning and Development Services
The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services provides development and permit application review, building inspections, long range planning, code enforcement and houses the county Fire Marshal’s office. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/PDS.