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Transit Oriented Development that's Healthy, Green & Just 

With the rail line in operation since 2009 and new development underway, the question for Rainier Valley residents is, who will benefit? Our communities generally welcome new investment and new people, but hopefully not at the expense of being forced out by rising costs. For many years, this worry has been at the heart of debates about light rail and gentrification.
 
This Puget Sound Sage report provides evidence that gentrification is happening in the Valley, meaning new people with higher incomes have been moving into Rainier Valley and station-area land value and rents are on the rise.