Congressman Adam Smith will visit downtown Kent’s transit-oriented development site and Second Avenue Extension Project on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Smith has worked to provide partial federal funding for the Second Avenue Project through the 2002 federal budget.

The project extends 2nd Avenue through the former Borden Chemical site in an arc pattern to connect with 4th Avenue. The roadway begins adjacent to the Sounder Commuter Rail Garage and planned Metro Kiss and Ride site. The roadway will facilitate pedestrian, transit and auto traffic in and through downtown Kent.

“This is an exciting time for the city of Kent,” said Congressman Smith. “The Second Avenue Extension will be a much-needed economic liaison between the city of Kent and its citizens, enabling employment, services and transit-oriented housing to prosper. I am honored to have been an active participant in the development of this project.”

The Second Avenue Extension will serve as an anchor for the planned mixed-use development called “Kent Station.” The City is currently selecting a master developer for Kent Station that is projected to include market-rate housing, retail, restaurants, entertainment, office and secondary education venues.

WHAT: Congressman Adam Smith visits Second Avenue Extension Project
DATE: Wednesday, August 15th
TIME: 9:55 - 10:30
LOCATION: Borden Plant Parking Lot, just north of 4th and Smith in downtown Kent - directly across from the King County Regional Justice Center