The Community Parking Program (CPP) has studied parking in the West Seattle Junction (WSJ) this year and a final parking plan has been developed and mailed to community members. After studying how parking was being used and how well drivers complied with posted signage, the need for more short-term on-street customer parking became clear. New 2-hour time limits will be installed near businesses and community spaces to help visitors find parking easier. Additionally, old 1-hour time limits will be converted to 2-hour time limits to improve the predictability of parking regulations in WSJ.
This plan is the result of numerous meetings with stakeholders involving neighborhood groups and the Southwest District Council. There were also four SDOT-hosted “project committee” meetings that briefed interested community members on the progress of the project. Both the parking study and the final plan were influenced by these meetings, as well as two walking tours with the community to identify parking issues and door-to-door outreach to businesses.