Thursday, August 6, 2009

Burien TOD

Last week I had the opportunity to tour some great transit oriented development in Burien.

It was a very good example of what a suburban city can do in order to create compact, walkable centers. The city partnered with King County to build a new town hall and county library right next to the spanking new Burien Transit Center (with frequent bus service to downtown Seattle, the airport and South King County).

Down the Road from the new transit center and town hall are a bunch of historic restaurants and shops on the street-front as well as a brand new big mixed-use development.

It was an impressive look at a walkable revitalized suburban downtown. I put pictures of the tour up on the TCC facebook page here. Check them out.

Burien is also doing a Transportation Benefit District in November to build some new bike trails.

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