Land Use Changes in Rainier Valley

New zoning and land use changes are now in place around the Mount Baker light rail station.   To create a more vital, walkable town center, much of the land around the station is now designated Seattle Mixed.  Seattle Mixed is a flexible zone that allows a broad range of uses.  Building height limits have been increased from 65 feet to 85 feet and 125 feet.

For more information contact:

Lyle Bicknell
(206) 684 0763


Community invited to review design of Mount Baker Park play area renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting to review the design of the Mount Baker Park play area renovation project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse, located at 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S.

At this meeting, the Parks in-house landscape architect and project planner will present a design for the play area. This schematic design incorporates community feedback gathered from the first meeting held in May 2014. Mt. Baker Park is located at 2521 Lake Park Dr. S.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the park. The scope of this project brings the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and meets the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Funding for this park improvement is provided by the King County 2013 Park Levy.

For more information about the project and notes from the first meeting please visit: For special meeting accommodations or for questions concerning the project please contact Jeron A. Gates, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-684-0998 or