Small Businesses and Nonprofits at Plaza 520 Saved from Displacement
July 25, 2014
The Sound Transit Board has decided against siting its maintenance facility at the location of Harsch's Plaza 520 in Bellevue, Washington. On Thursday, July 24th, the Board announced that they will pursue building the maintenance facility at the BNSF Alternative. This decision saved over 100 small businesses and nonprofits from displacement.

Thank you to all of our Plaza 520 tenants, community members, and others who supported us in urging Sound Transit against choosing our site for a heavy-industrial rail yard. To learn more about the decision, visit or view the news coverage below.

Media Coverage
"Sound Transit Chooses Bellevue Site for New Rail Yard" at KIRO 7
"Sound Transit Chooses Old BNSF Site for Bellevue Maintenance Yard" at Seattle Times
"Transit Board Taps BNSF Site in Bellevue as Preferred Option for Rail Yard" at Bellevue Reporter
"Sound Transit Selects BNSF site in Bellevue as Preferred Alternative for Rail Yard" at Seattle Transit Blog
"Spring District Site Picked for Rail Yard" at Daily Journal of Commerce