Seated: Former Kirkland City Council Member Jessica Greenway; Kirkland City Council Member Jay Arnold; Rep. Joan McBride, 48th Legislative District; Kirkland City Council Member Doreen Marchione
Middle Row (L to R): Kirkland Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet; Josh Brown, Executive Director, PSRC; King County Council Member Jane Hague; City of Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci; Kirkland City Council Member Shelley Kloba; City of Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen
Back Row (L to R): ; Kirkland City Council Member Toby Nixon; Arthur Sullivan, Program Manager, ARCH; Kirkland City Council Member Dave Asher; Chris Jowell, Executive Director, Imagine Housing and Gary Prince, TOD Manager, King County
ARCH, Bellevue, King County and Kirkland have won a 2015 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the South Kirkland Transit Oriented Development project.
The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
“The South Kirkland TOD is an excellent example of a regional partnership that resulted in a beautiful and affordable community with efficient connections to transit, trails, and employment centers,” said Josh Brown, PSRC’s Executive Director.
The project was over ten years in the making, with supportive zoning changes required in three different jurisdictions. It now provides almost 250 mixed income homes and park and ride access to regional transit for around 500 cars.
The award was presented at the Kirkland City Council meeting on October 20, 2015.