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Brian Miller
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December 3, 2020

On the Block: Sound Transit hopes to spur more affordable units — and homeownership — in the Rainier Valley

  • And the transit agency still has more surplus land for future disposition.
  • Sound Transit's large surplus properties near light rail stations have been — or are being — developed with affordable housing, usually after sale or transfer to nonprofit developers. Hundreds of affordable units are thus being created and planned near Capitol Hill Station, Roosevelt Station, Othello Station, Northgate Station, the Spring District, etc. — along with plenty of market-rate housing, too.

    The Rainier Valley, for a variety of reasons, has lagged behind in the overall TOD push. However, that's gradually going to change, as the agency in late October conveyed 10 properties, totaling about 1.6 acres, to the city's Office of Housing.

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