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Northgate Station design already 60% done!

October 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Sound Transit might not be rolling into Northgate Station until 2021, but the design of the light-rail station in the corner of Maple Leaf is already 60 percent completed.

You’re invited to learn more about the design at an open house from 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St., with the presentation set to begin at 6:30 p.m. On the docket are updates on bicycle facilities, pedestrian, transit connections, park-and-ride facilities and future transit-oriented development plans.

But possibly of interest to a broader swath of Maple Leafers than previous open houses, Sound Transit also will unveil details about landscaping and progress for public art. Following a national search, local artists Mary Ann Peters and Cris Bruch have been chosen to create original artwork for Northgate Station. According to the project update page:

In the coming months, Peters and Bruch will work with the Northgate Station design team to develop artwork for the station windscreen glass and a sculpture for the plaza area that respond to the character of the neighborhood and station. Their proposals will be presented to the community next year.

What kind of art and landscaping would you like to see at Northgate? Do I hear a shoutout for maple leaves, anyone?

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