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Lynnwood plans improvements to its section of Interurban Trail
(The Everett Herald - May 12, 2017)
A series of projects are on tap for the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood over the next few years.  The trail runs in Snohomish County from Everett to Edmonds.  About a fifth of that stretch lies within Lynnwood city limits.

Planting seeds for a City Center in Lynnwood
(The Urbanist - November 21, 2016)
When we warned of a stroad growing in Lynnwood due to highway widening plans, it cast a negative light on Lynnwood’s plans to develop a city center near its coming light rail station, due to open in 2023. Nonetheless, Lynnwood’s plan for its city center is still exciting.

Lynnwood eager for growth, changes that light rail will bring 
(Seattle Times - November 14, 2016)
As goes Lynnwood, so goes Sound Transit's ridership on future northern lines, including an Everett extension on the ballot.

Lynnwood getting federal help as it plans for light rail, development
(The Everett Herald - June 19, 2016)
The city’s transportation situation is getting some attention from the federal government. Through a new grant, Lynnwood is receiving in-depth assistance from the Federal Transit Administration in planning for the future of mass transit and the development expected to come with it.

Lynnwood Link light rail moves into final design
(MyEdmondsNews.com - April 11, 2016)
Sound Transit is moving ahead with a final design contract for the 8.5-mile Lynnwood Link Extension.

Newly awarded technical assistance will help nine communities make the most of their transit projects
(SmartGrowthAmerica.com - April 5, 2016)
Nine communities working to support development around planned or existing transit projects will get a big boost this year thanks to newly awarded technical assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in partnership with Smart Growth America.

Federal Transit Administration Announces Technical Support to Assist Selected Communities with Transit-Oriented Development
(Federal Transit Administration - April 5, 2016)
To help communities benefit from existing or planned public transportation projects, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has selected nine cities to receive technical assistance to encourage economic development around local transit service.

Lynnwood among the first to participate in transit-oriented federal program
(LynnwoodToday.com - April 4, 2016)
The program offers a year-long technical advisory grant and transit-oriented experts, who will be brought in on all aspects of development. These advisors will provide consultations, help guide policy decisions and educate city leadership and staff on best practices.

Lynnwood braces for traffic with coming growth
(The Herald Business Journal - March 3, 2016)
City staff are working on how to fix traffic and also provide other public services, including police and fire service and parks for all the new residents.

A billion dollars and change, Lynnwood grows up, literally
(The Herald Business Journal - March 2, 2016)
Stand on the corner of 196th and 36th avenues, outside the Lynnwood Convention Center, and you can see the growth coming. A crane towers to the south, putting up a seven-story apartment building. A couple of blocks to the west, a second crane is building an eight-story apartment building.