Sound Transit has released an update on the design of the Redmond downtown link extension, with an opportunity for community input.
The project adds the last two Redmond link stations, at Marymoor Park and Redmond Town Center, and 1,400 parking spaces in 2024. The link will operate from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and every six minutes during peak commute hours.
The new design images of the downtown station show an elevated station with two entrances using escalators, elevators and stairs to a raised platform. It also has rider drop off areas, connections to the Redmond Center Trail and bus loading zones.
The Marymoor Park station, next to the State Route 520 exit ramp, is a platform station with a 1,400 stall parking garage. The six-story garage has the first level dedicated to buses. There will also be special cyclist access to the garage with bike lockers.
City of Redmond design review board has approved these designs.
As an alternative to an in-person open house during the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdown, Sound Transit released a video with a related online survey residents can complete to give input on the new designs.
Mayor Angela Birney states in the informational video that this has been in the works since the ’90s. The link will allow Redmond commuters a 45 minute travel time to downtown Seattle, and 15 minutes to downtown Bellevue.
After reviewing the video, you can offer input using a survey at this link.
The Overlake village and Redmond Technology stations are scheduled for completion by 2023.