Major Projects

This page summarizes the major projects of Lake Forest Park that are in the planning or construction phase. The list includes projects from the 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program (6-year CIP) that was adopted by the City Council in November of 2016.  

LFP Central Subarea Plan

The community of Lake Forest Park has an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to help shape the long-term vision for the heart of the City with the significant investments of Sound Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and an incoming park-and-ride structure. This vision will be captured in the new Central Subarea Plan that will serve as a framework to help the City Council develop policies regarding land use, zoning, and connections within the Central Subarea that will include:

  • Development economics analysis,
  • Integration of a transit center into the subarea, and
  • Robust community-wide visioning about best opportunities.

Want to become more involved, attend a workshop, or share your ideas? Find out how on the LFP Central Subarea Project Webpage.

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Safe Highways Study

The City of Lake Forest Park has hired Fehr & Peers to conduct the Safe Highways Study, a comprehensive corridor study of state routes SR 522 and SR 104 within Lake Forest Park city limits. The goals of the study are to examine scenarios that improve access and connectivity and reduce mobility barriers for all types of travel, including pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, and public transit; improve area health and safety by increasing walkability and bikeability; and identifying needed safety improvements and corresponding remedies.

For more information and to find dates for open houses, please take a look at the Safe Highways Project webpage:

Safe Streets for Pedestrians & Bicyclists

The City of Lake Forest Park is hoping to make its streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and to increase safe connections to transit and amenities like the Burke-Gilman Trail, Interurban Trail, parks, and schools, so the City is leading a public outreach process to identify community priorities. Through this process, we hope to accomplish three goals:

  1. Address key conflicts between pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
  2. Develop an enhanced Capital Improvements Program (CIP) that includes specific projects ranked according to priority.
  3. Conduct a robust public engagement process to ensure the community has ownership in the solutions identified.

The Safe Streets project was initiated by City staff in the Fall of 2016. For more information and to find dates for open houses, please take a look at the Safe Streets Project webpage where you may also use the online comment form to share your ideas and sign up for email updates:

Culvert Design Study

The City of Lake Forest Park solicits a requested for a Statement of Qualifications for design engineering, rough order of magnitude cost estimating and survey services for replacement of five structurally deficient and/or fish barrier culverts on Lyon Creek. The project will also require evaluation of downstream impacts and mitigation associated with culvert replacements.

McKinnon Creek Trail

The City seeks to construct a pedestrian pathway that will link the northeast area of the City with the Town Center along McKinnon Creek.  The Council has proposed policies that would ensure critical public resources are protected while a long-term trail project is designed and developed. Community members provided input on a range of topics such as alignment alternatives, technical expertise, location of current water resources, and domestic animals.  This input will help inform future project development.

The Council has asked City administration to suspend further work on the trail while they continue to gather feedback and data to ensure that any future work on the McKinnon Creek Trail area balances and protects critical environmental and drinking water resources.