SeaTac area residents are invited to attend an introductory presentation on how investment in transit stations influence growth within a community. The introductory event will be held this Tuesday in the SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers.
TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, October 6th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The City of SeaTac is hosting a meeting with representatives from Smart Growth America on October 6 and 7, 2015 as part of a free, grant-funded technical assistance program. This workshop aims to provide the community and city officials with tools and techniques to bring about the vision for the future found in the City’s long-range plans. The workshop will focus on how shifting development patterns towards more compact, walkable, and transit-oriented development could benefit the community as it grows.
“In 2016, with the opening of the Angle Lake Station, the City will have three light rail station areas, each with its own distinct attributes, opportunities and challenges,” said Todd Cutts, SeaTac City Manager. He added: “The expert assistance from Smart Growth America will help guide the transformation of these areas and support the community in shaping them into active, interesting, and healthy places.
“Smart Growth America is committed to providing training to help local leaders keep cities and towns livable, vibrant places,” said John Robert Smith, Chair of Smart Growth America’s Transportation for America program. “This workshop will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about leveraging transit investment to realize SeaTac’s development goals.
SeaTac was just one of 14 communities nationwide selected from a pool of over 120 major cities, suburban centers, and rural towns by Smart Growth America to participate in the technical assistance program. The program is made possible through a five-year Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant to Smart Growth America from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities.
As a national leader in the field, Smart Growth America has accumulated extensive experience working with communities to help them use land strategically, make the most of existing resources and invest strategically to catalyze private development.