Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - railroad stations

Designers: Hewitt Architects (firm); Hoffman Construction Company (firm); David M. Hewitt (architect)

Dates: constructed 2012-2021

6612 Roosevelt Way NE
Roosevelt, Seattle, WA 98115

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Building History

Construction on this station located along the University-Northgate Link extension to the Sound Transit Light Rail network began in 2012. In 01/2019, the Seattle Times estimated that this station was two-thirds complete. (See "Link light rail's Roosevelt Station takes shape," Seattle Times, 01/18/2019, p. B1.) Sound Transit estimated its completion to occur in 2021. As noted on the Roosevelt Station web site in 2019: "...This underground station is located on 12th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 65th and Northeast 67th streets. In partnership with Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest, a daycare center and approximately 245 units of affordable family housing will be built on station property." (See Sound, "Roosevelt Station," accessed 01/30/2019.)

Architect for the Roosevelt Station was Hewitt Architects. Its web site said of the project in 2019: "The underground station located at the heart of the urban core of the Roosevelt Neighborhood will be accessible through two separate at-grade entrances. The south entry is intended to serve the majority of patrons and features a larger concourse and ticketing area and generous covered entry plaza. The north entry faces Roosevelt High School and is scaled appropriately to the residential portion of the neighborhood. A combination of clear and translucent glazed walls forms the eastern façade and provides glimpses and clear views into the station from the street. Higher walls in the center of each entry provide a tiered interior to the station will bring daylight into the station interior. Exposed structural concrete pilasters on the interior of the box will create the main architectural statement of the station at the platform. Station finishes will be simple, robust, and chosen for longevity, ease of maintenance, and economy." (See Hewitt, "Sound Transit North Link – Roosevelt Station," accessed 01/30/2019.)

PCAD id: 22681