The City is looking forward to a productive 2023 focused on infrastructure improvements, economic development, recreational activities, and building sidewalk and street projects funded by its Transportation Benefit District (TBD).
The City’s TBD funding will start coming in by June through a 0.2 percent sales tax approved by voters in November 2022. The city estimates that the TBD will provide approximately $1.5 million per year to pay for sidewalk connections to schools, pedestrian safety projects, and street improvements. The funding will also be used to leverage additional grant money to build larger traffic congestion-relief projects.
A complete list of TBD priority projects can be found on the city’s website. The first three projects the city will begin this year include:
- Multiuse path on 16th Street NE connecting downtown Main Street to the Centennial Trail
- Sidewalks on 91st Avenue SE between Market Place and 20th Street SE connecting Lake Stevens Middle School, Skyline Elementary, and Hillcrest Elementary
- Sidewalks on 117th Avenue NE between 20th Street NE and 26th Street NE near Lake Stevens High School
Read the full 2023 projects news release here.
A complete list of TBD projects can be found here.