Gateway Plaza at Mountlake Terrace Light Rail Station

Project Overview

The Gateway Plaza is adjacent to Sound Transit’s Mountlake Terrace Light Rail Station on the corner of 236th and the new street just east of the I-5 offramp, currently referred to Gateway Boulevard. The city has contracted with Otak to design the Gateway Plaza. This plaza will serve as a “gateway” to Snohomish County (as Mountlake Terrace is the first stop in Snohomish County for light rail) as well as the gateway to Mountlake Terrace for people exiting light rail at the station. This approximately 2,000 square foot hardscaped area can serve as a welcoming area for passengers to take a moment to wait for their train or a ride home.

Gateway Plaza Final Concept

Meeting Dates and Materials

Community Open House #2 - January 15, 2019, 7:00pm. Ballinger Clubhouse, Lakeview Room. 23000 Lakeview Dr, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.

Gateway Plaza Concept Display Boards - January 15 Meeting

Community Open House #1 - December 11, 2018, Hosted by the Recreation & Park Advisory Commission

Gateway Plaza Concept Display Boards - Dec. 11 Meeting

Gateway Plaza Background Information Boards - Dec. 11 Meeting

Project Timeline

The design phase is late 2018 through spring of 2019. Construction will take place in 2023-2024 and ready for the light rail station opening.

Who's Paying?

The City of Mountlake Terrace will plan and design the plaza. Sound Transit will fund and construct the plaza as part of the Access Enhancement Agreement. The city will maintain the plaza after construction is complete.