Open house: Help shape a new building in downtown Burien
Information from King County
King County Metro is seeking community priorities for a future mixed-use building planned next door to the Burien Transit Center and invites input at an upcoming open house Oct. 5 at the Burien Library.
Metro plans to redevelop the underused 0.75-acre parking lot into a 5-story building that provides affordable housing, activates the space, and provides value to the Burien community.
- When: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5
- Where: Burien Library, Multipurpose Room, 400 SW 152nd St Suite 100. Driving directions. Transit directions via Trip Planner (The library is about a block away from the Burien Transit Center and is served by RapidRide F and H lines and routes 131, 132, 161, 165, 631 and ST Express Route 560).
- Need interpretation? A Spanish interpreter will be at the open house. For other language needs or specific ADA accommodations please email email@example.com by Sept. 29.
Affordable housing next door to transit
Metro’s policies support building affordable housing within walking and rolling distance of transit hubs like the Burien Transit Center. Based on the site’s size and allowable zoning it’s likely the site could support a building with more than 100 housing units and an active ground floor use. Metro is moving forward in collaboration with the King County Department of Human and Community Services and in line with Metro’s Equitable Transit Oriented Communities Policy. Metro plans to offer the property for a mixed-used affordable housing project and offer up to $10 million of King County Housing Trust Fund dollars for the project. Since 2017, King County’s Housing Trust Fund has anticipated funding a potential project at this location. Community project goals are in development thanks to input from an advisory committee and will be available at the open house for review and input.
Community input will help create a set of community project goals that will inform a future developer solicitation, anticipated in 2024