333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

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Planning Commission
Meeting Date: 08/28/2013  

Information
Purpose/Summary
Sound Transit Access Improvements Project

In 2008, regional voters approved a sales tax increase to provide Sound Transit with funding for a variety of transit enhancements.  Part of this funding package, known as "ST2", includes station access improvements in and around the commuter rail stations, including Puyallup.   In the fall of 2012, Sound Transit completed a preliminary Access and Demand Study and identified various potential investments to improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle access to and from its Sounder Stations.  These include improved bicycle and pedestrian access, traffic circulation improvements, and potential satellite parking lots and/or parking garage(s).  Over the coming year, the Puyallup Station Access Improvement Project will build on this work and additional outreach will be conducted to develop a set of capital investments to improve access to the Puyallup Sounder Station that support the interests of the Puyallup community and Sound Transit.
 
Sound Transit is using several means to engage the Puyallup community in this project.  In an effort to hear from various points of view from the Puyallup community, Sound Transit is convening a Stakeholder Roundtable. The Stakeholder Roundtable will be asked to review and provide input on proposed access improvements. The proposed improvements will be eventually reviewed by the Puyallup City Council and a final group of access investment projects will be approved by the Sound Transit Board of Directors for environmental review and ultimately construction.
 
Sound Transit is inviting representatives from Puyallup's Planning Commission (two members), Design Review & Historic Preservation Board, business community, and the community at-large (including riders) to participate as a member of the Roundtable. This group is expected to meet between fall 2013 and spring 2014.  Transit riders, residents, property owners and business owners near the station, as well as bicycle and pedestrian advocates are particularly encouraged to participate.
Action
Informational
Staff Contact
Katie Baker - Associate Planner
253-435-3604
Time Scheduled
20 minutes

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