Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop

Community Invited to Share Vision for Burien’s Urban Center
Posted on 02/20/2019
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The City of Burien is developing a plan for the Burien Urban Center. Roughly centered on the Burien Town Square mixed-use development, the urban center encompasses approximately 353 acres, or 7.4 percent of the total city area. The center offers significant redevelopment opportunities and access to the regional transportation system via State Route 509, State Route 518 and Sea-Tac International Airport.

The plan will establish a vision for Burien’s mixed use, regional urban center with housing, employment, transportation options, and services. The City has contracted with MIG Design Inc., in collaboration with EcoNorthwest and Fehr & Peers, to develop the sub-area plan, which will include a comprehensive visioning process.

Through a series of workshops, community meetings and interviews, City staff and the consultant team will engage stakeholders to create a new vision for Burien’s Urban Center.

The first community meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2019, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Southgate Masonic Hall. The first meeting will be a project kick-off event to introduce the project to the broader Burien community. Participating community members will help identify projects goals, opportunities, and constraints for the Urban Center. The meeting will include a short presentation followed by interactive activities. All ages are welcome.

What is a Center Plan?

The Burien Comprehensive Plan provides the vision, goals, policies, implementation strategies, performance measures, and maps guiding the city’s physical development and the provision of urban services.

A center plan, commonly called a subarea plan, looks at a smaller area of the city and provides development goals and policies specific to the conditions, challenges, and opportunities in that area.
The City of Burien is developing is a sub-area plan for Burien’s Urban Center. Burien’s Urban Center is approximately 353 acres, comprising approximately seven percent of the total city area, and is roughly centered on the Burien Town Square development.

Learn more about the Urban Center Plan project.

Or contact Thara Johnson, Senior Planner, 206-436-5574, tharaj@burienwa.gov.