Executing on the Vision: Using Codes to Support Holistic Transit-Oriented Communities


APA Washington Chapter Annual Conference

Spokane, WA


Erin Ishizaki

Date & Time:

10.12.2023 | 4:00 pm–5:15 pm

Across the state, transit investments are aimed to combat climate change and support new and expanded walkable districts, jobs, park amenities and plentiful affordable housing. This panel will explore what it takes to execute on the high caliber vision established for Transit Oriented Communities and how lessons from around the region are informing future codes. Local jurisdiction, transit agency and private sector panelists will share thoughts around high performance, market feasibility, and the level of expectations commensurate with transit investment. Featured case studies will include the NE 85th Street Station Subarea Plan in Kirkland, and the Model Code Partnership between Sound Transit and Lynnwood, Everett and Snohomish County to develop and adopt policies and regulations to support transit-oriented development.

Join Mithun partner Erin Ishizaki for “Executing on the Vision: Using Codes to Support Holistic Transit-Oriented Communities” to explore effective policies, codes, and community engagement models that help lead to an equitable transit-oriented project. Discussion will include lessons from the use of model policies, and regulations to implement equitable transit-oriented development and climate action. Projects took different approaches to setting requirements, engaging with the community and rezoning.

Erin’s co-presenters include Sound Transit high capacity transit development manager Miranda L. Redinger, and City of Kirkland deputy planning and building director Allison Zike.

Date Posted: 10.12.2023