Sound Transit is taking over the downtown transit tunnel. What are its plans for the vacant Westlake Station kiosk?

Published in The Seattle Times

When King County Metro removed its buses from Seattle’s downtown transit tunnel last month, Metro also abandoned its part-time customer-service kiosk inside Westlake Station.

The triangular, green-trimmed stand, which displays 52 feet of wall and window frontage, presents a redevelopment opportunity.

A music stage could go there, or public restroom, visitor-information center, florist or hamburger shop. Maybe even a bodega, better known on the West Coast as a minimart.

Those seem unlikely, however. Sound Transit intends to convert the empty stand into a security post, as the regional agency assumes ownership of the four-station downtown tunnel from Metro early next year.

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