Why buid transit by a major mall and not stop there?


To the left in the picture below we see our light rail curve right, away from the Southcenter mall, which can be seen to the left of the picture.  I guess the assumption is that Seattlelites go up to Northgate and would not come down here -- yet I suspect people from the Raineer valley shop here all the time.  This is the major destination in the area.  Yet they built the Tukwila station at 154th street and the planned Perminant Tukwla station on the old Longachers property ... but there is nothing around either place.   I suppose the wisdom of our urban planners is unassailable, but i cannot see the wisdom of this decision.  

O well ... Southcenter is flourishing without light rail.  I think Light Rail needed Southcenter, more than Southcenter needed Light Rail.


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