The Overlake Neighborhood Plan calls for the transformation of 152nd Avenue NE into a pedestrian-oriented retail main street for Overlake Village. In its ultimate configuration, 152nd Avenue NE will feature:
A center turn lane
One travel lane in each direction
Protected bicycle lanes called cycle tracks
The result will be much-improved aesthetics and an enhanced environment for walking, bicycling, and shopping. Preliminary design for the segment of 152nd Avenue NE between NE 24th Street and the 2600 block was completed in 2016. The final design and right-of-way acquisition phase for that segment began in late 2016. These improvements are expected to unfold over a number of years as property owners make frontage improvements and the City makes capital investments to the street.