Capitol Hill Station is located at the heart of one of Seattle’s densest and eclectic urban neighborhoods. It has a unique character and ambience that sets it apart. Maintaining this vibrancy in the district is one of the primary goals for the station.
Three distinct station entrances at Broadway Avenue, South Seattle Community College and Cal Anderson Park create a smooth and easy flow bringing patrons from the street environment through the station and into the transit system below. The entrances will act as bookends to the developable sites and serve a framework for future transit-oriented development.
The station architecture elicits a spirited urban character, reflected by and reflecting the neighborhood. The platform design is simple and utilitarian – elements of continuity within the Sound Transit system (pavers, wayfinding braids, signage) will be incorporated, with the architecture of the ceiling above, the wall cladding, and detailing providing station distinction at this level. Clerestories glazed with channel glass bring in natural daylight and will be illuminated at night to create a light quality emphasizing place and station identity.