Roughly two weeks ago the Shoreline City Council adopted the above Light Rail Guiding Principles, which to me essentially boils down to support for an I-5 alignment with concerns about TOD. The principles repeatedly states that transition to TOD could take decades and must ensure that impacts on residents and business are managed. The meeting was short and light on details with Councilmember Chris Roberts the most engaged member of the council. All Councilmembers stressed that they would like Sound Transit to continue public outreach to Shoreline residents.
I don’t have much to add besides that this is obviously bad news for the SR-99 alignment, which does not yet have a strong institutional champion. Additionally, the language in the document is far from hopeful if you’re expecting any kind of significant redevelopment around stations. I do find it surprising that a city that is done so much to re-define its self, through major investments and beautification of Aurora, is not more actively involved with regard to Link.