In a somewhat monorail-esque pitch, the two argue that the new structure, which would house a new NBA team, would constitute
a world-class "Sports, Arts, Civic and Economic Center," or SPACE Center. It would create an aboveground link between the bus-transfer and light-rail stations. It would support the "bow tie" redesign of the area road network the city is currently researching. ...
It would strengthen transit-oriented development, blending high-density development with public transportation, bikeways and pedestrian walkways. It would be consistent with the recently adopted North Rainier Neighborhood Plan, a high-density urban village that needs a major catalyst.
The location, the two note, is easily accessible by car (I-90 intersects with Rainier just to the north), bus, and light rail.