PROJECT OVERVIEW. Auburn Station Access Improvements Project

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1 ROJECT OVERVIEW Auburn Station Access Improvements roject Average daily ridership on the south Sounder line has been growing rapidly over the past few years and is expected to increase approximately 70 percent by 05. Voters approved improvements to the Auburn Sounder Station in 008 as part of the ballot measure to expand mass transit throughout the region. The Sound Transit Board restored funding for the Auburn Station Access Improvements roject in 06; funding had been suspended in 00 as a result of the economic recession. otential station access improvements include a second parking garage and pedestrian, transit and bicycle improvements. After working with the community to identify a list of potential parking garage sites and other access improvements in early 07, staff from Sound Transit and the City of Auburn have worked together to refine and evaluate them based on project goals and objectives. Auburn City Council will make a recommendation to the Sound Transit Board regarding a site for the parking garage and funding for non-motorized improvements. In November, the Sound Transit Board is scheduled to identify a preferred alternative to move forward into design and environmental review.

2 ROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ACCESS Improve access to transit at the station ENVIRONMENT Advance environmental/ sustainability goals of Sound Transit and the community OBJECTIVES rovide multiple reliable access options to serve commute periods and throughout the day Increase transit ridership OBJECTIVES romote a healthy and sustainable environment Encourage access to Sounder via all modes of travel Maximize comfort and convenience for riders IMLEMENTATION CONSISTENCY & COMATIBILITY Improvements can be implemented in a timely Support regional and manner community goals OBJECTIVES arking improvements are constructible within project schedule Non-garage improvements can be implemented within a shorter timeframe Is cost-effective and financially sustainable OBJECTIVES Support goals, policies, and plans of transit agencies and local governments Support urban design principles and further economic development / support and attract businesses and residents Benefit the local community Minimize community impacts during construction

3 ROJECT TIMELINE Alternatives Environmental Development and Review and Final Design Construction Open to ublic Screening reliminary Design Stakeholder Engagement Early Establish project goals and evaluation criteria ublic Comment Conduct environmental review and preliminary engineering ublic Comment Advance design to 60% and 90% Obtain permits Acquire property Groundbreakng Construction updates Construction mitigation Early - Mid 07 Early 09 Identify and evaluate potential access improvements Sound Transit Board selects project to build ublic Comment WE ARE HERE Mid - Late 07 City Council makes recommendations to Sound Transit Board Sound Transit Board identifies preferred improvement package

4 WHAT WE HEARD In addition to working closely with the City of Auburn, elected officials and regional partners, we collected feedback from the Auburn Transportation Advisory Board and the community about potential parking garage locations and ways to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit access to Auburn Station. Here are some key themes we heard during outreach last winter. arking garage Desire to maximize new parking spaces added Interest in garage site that is close to the station and balances traffic on both sides of the tracks Request for weather protection or shuttle between garage and station Non-motorized and transit access Request for improved pick-up/drop-off location near the station Request for improved bicycle and pedestrian connections into downtown Concern about safety and security of bike lockers Request for improved access and amenities for bus routes connecting to the station

5 GARAGE SITES RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHER STUDY West Auburn High School West Auburn High School D St SW D Street NW D Street SW 5 W Main St SITE C Street NW C Street SW C St SW 6 B Street NW B St NW B Street SW SITE A St SW A St NW A Street NW A Street SW st Street NW st St NW City Hall 8 City Hall N Division Street S Division St S Division Street st Street NE E Main Street Auburn Auburn Medical Center Medical Center E Main St A Street SE A St SE Auburn Ave Auburn Ave st Street SE SITE Existing Garage nd Street SW nd St SW nd Street SE Auburn Station N 4 SITE 4 A Street SW rd Street SW rd Street SW rd Street SE rd St SW S Division Street otential site for garage A Street SE Current garage 4 5

6 EVALUATION RESULTS: HOW DO THE GARAGE SITES COMARE? roject Goal Evaluation Criteria AUBURN GARAGE SITES SITE SITE SITE SITE 4 Access Improve access to transit at the station Improves travel time and reliability Improves comfort, safety and convenience for current and new riders Environment Advance environmental/sustainability goals of Sound Transit and the community Minimizes adverse environmental and community impacts to natural and built environment Implementation Improvements can be implemented in a timely manner Minimizes potential risk to project schedule Consistency and Compatibility Support regional and community goals Supports plans for the station area Neighborhood compatibility Increased Sounder parking spaces Estimated increased Sounder parking spaces* (net spaces added) Approximately 545 Approximately 580 Approximately 55 Approximately 550 $ Cost Estimated total project cost $60.4 million $75.7 million $80.9 million $65. million *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design concepts and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change. Lower performing Higher performing

7 WHAT S INCLUDED IN EACH ALTERNATIVE? Same across all alternatives Non-motorized access improvements to the Sounder station: edestrian Bicycle Transit Specific to each garage site rojects to improve passenger access between the parking garage and station Additional Sounder parking spaces* Estimated costs (07 dollars) $80.9 M $80,000,000 $75.7 M Available funding $60 M $70,000,000 $65. M $60.4 M $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $0,000,000 $59.5 M (Approximately 545 new spaces) $74.8 M (Approximately 580 new spaces) $80 M (Approximately 55 new spaces) $64.4 M (Approximately 550 new spaces) $8 M $0,000,000 $0,000,000 $0.9 M $0.9 M $0.9 M $0.9 M $0 SITE SITE SITE SITE 4 *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design concepts and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change. Following site selection, the project will be refined to fit within available funding.

8 SITE : FIRST AND B STREETS ARKING LOT Also includes: assenger pick-up/ drop-off area at Sound Transit surface lot SITE A St NW Estimated increased parking spaces: Approximately 545* Sidewalk and lighting st St NW st Street NW Key considerations Crossing improvements B Street NW B St NW B Street SW 7 9 A Street SW A Street NW City Hall E Main St 8 City Hall N Division Street S Division St S Division Street Reasonable access for cars and passengers Higher potential for traffic congestion (same side of tracks as existing garage) 0 $ Factors influencing cost: Replacement of existing parking stalls, constrained site Existing Garage N *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design concepts and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change.

9 SITE : ACE HARDWARE D Street NW C Street NW 6 edestrian improvements edestrian bridge D St SW D Street SW 5 W Main St SITE C Street SW C St SW B Street SW B Street NW B St NW 7 9 Estimated increased parking spaces: Approximately 580* Key considerations Reasonable access for cars and passengers Lower potential for traffic congestion Also includes: assenger pick-up/drop-off area at Sound Transit surface lot 0 (opposite side of tracks as existing garage; more traffic capacity on C St SW) SITE Existing Garage $ Factors influencing cost: roperty acquisition and business relocation, constrained site, N pedestrian bridge *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design conceptvs and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change.

10 SITE : SOUND TRANSIT ARKING LOT D Street NW C Street NW 6 Estimated increased assenger pick-up/drop-off area on ground floor D St SW D Street SW 5 W Main St SITE C Street SW C St SW B Street SW B Street NW B St NW 7 9 parking spaces: Approximately 55* Key considerations Easiest access for cars and passengers Lower potential for 0 traffic congestion (opposite side of tracks as existing garage; more traffic capacity on C St SW) SITE Existing Garage $ Factors influencing cost: Extremely constrained site requires more garage structure per stall N 4 SITE 4 *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design concepts and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change.

11 SITE 4: UNION OF AEROSACE MACHINISTS B Street SW 8 N Estimated increased 9 A Street SW A St SW parking spaces: Approximately 550* 0 Key considerations Could be connected to existing garage for easy Marked crosswalk Existing Garage access for passengers; reasonable access for cars nd Street SW Higher potential for traffic congestion Also includes: assenger pick-up/drop-off area at Sound Transit surface lot 4 SITE 4 A Street SW (would add queues at existing garage) et SW rd St SW rd Street SW $ Factors influencing cost: roperty acquisition, constrained site *arking space estimates are based on preliminary design concepts and are not exact values. These estimates were created for comparison purposes only and are subject to change.

12 Auburn Way S RIORITY NON-MOTORIZED AND TRANSIT ACCESS IMROVEMENTS Below are representative pedestrian, bicycle and transit access projects prioritized by the City of Auburn and Sound Transit as the most effective at improving non-motorized access to the station, regardless of which garage site is selected. These access projects were identified from existing Sound Transit and City studies, suggestions from the Transit Advisory Board and community input gathered during outreach for this project. These non-motorized improvements are estimated to cost $900,000, though the projects themselves may change during design and environmental review. orized rojects H ST NW H St NW W Main St Transit shelters and sidewalks at bus stops on connecting transit routes to the Sounder station G StSW G ST SW G ST NW G St NW rd St SW W MAIN ST F St SW F ST SW RD ST SW F ST NW F St NW 00 Feet ST ST SW E ST SW E Street SW West Auburn High School D ST SW Legend Site Chosen For Further Analysis Site Not Chosen For Further Analysis D ST NW nd St NW ND ST NW D St NW West Auburn High School D Street NW D St SW D Street SW ST ST SW 5 C Street NW C Street SW 6 Auburn Station Intersections Analyzed C ST SW C STNW C St NW C St SW Clearly marked pedestrian zone Bike lockers and ADA-accessible parking C ST SW B Street B St NW B Street SW 7 Existing Garage A Street NW A Street St SW SW A ST SW A Street SW Street NW st NW City Hall N Division Street S Division Street Street SW Street SW nd St SW S Division Street st Street NE E Main Street st Street SE nd Street SE Auburn Medical Center Street SE A St SE rd Street SW rd Street SW 4 rd Street SE 5 RD ST SW RD ST NW B ST NW B ST SW C ST SW rd St NW TRANSIT RD SW A St NW ND ST NW A ST NW ST ST NW ND ST SW 8 ST ST SW RD ST SW DRAFT for Discussion urposes Only A ST SW A ST NW nd St NW 4TH ST SW N DIVISION ST rd St SW 4th St SW S Division St S DIVISION ST ST ST SE A Street SE Auburn Ave AUBURN AVE NE E Main Street B ST SE nd Street SE ST ST NE otential Garage Sites Considered - Auburn RD ST SE A St NE A ST NE ST ST NE A ST SE A ST NE Auburn Medical Center E Main St A L SE B ST NE 5rd St NE Auburn Ave B St NE RD ST NE B ST SE B ST NE Kent and Auburn Station Access Improvements April 7, 07 CROSS ST SE Auburn Way N AUBURN WAY N ND ST NE RD ST NE ND ST SE E MAIN ST D STSE D ST NE ST ST NE EST NE Bus Access Improvements Road and intersection improvements for more 4 nd St NE st St NE E Main St nd St SE E St SE E ST SE Shared use path and shared lane markings 4TH ST NE efficient transit access 4TH ST SE F St SE F ST SE G St SE G ST SE H ST NE H St SE H ST SE 8 Mile tation NI 5TH ST SW C ST SW C St SW A St SE 6TH ST SE AUBURN WAY S D ST SE 5th St SE 5TH ST SE 6th St SE 6TH ST SE 7TH ST SE 7th St SE

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