Formerly a boundary, the Cross Kirkland Corridor is being reimagined as a central spine and destination that unites Kirkland’s neighborhoods and serves a broad range of users. The master plan defines a corridor that will include active and passive recreation as well as preserve and create wildlife habitat. The interim corridor has already activated and become a catalyst for business development and investment for underutilized areas along its route.
The master plan defines a corridor that evolves over time and leads the city toward achieving existing and future policy and development goals. It is designed to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of a growing city and region, including balanced transportation solutions for today and one day could include high capacity transit and rail. The layout of near-term and long-term corridor elements minimizes fragmentation of the corridor and maintains maximum connectivity in the public realm while allowing transit, rail and utilities to be integrated in a way that builds on, rather than negatively impacts, cumulative improvements to the corridor.