Do you live, work, or play in Columbia City? After a year of outreach and parking studies through the Community Access and Parking Program, we’ve heard (and seen) that parking spaces are hard to find in Columbia City and that certain streets can be difficult to navigate.
We shared a proposal for parking changes back in February and using your feedback, we finalized a plan for changes to street parking in the neighborhood. The plan aims to improve circulation and make parking more available and predictable for customers, visitors, residents, and workers.
Changes to be implemented in fall 2017 include:
- Adding paid parking and new time limits to improve turnover and availability in the most congested areas of the neighborhood
- Expanding Restricting Parking Zone (RPZ) 29 to prevent long-term parking on residential streets by those who don’t live or work in the area
- Adding new parking spaces on S Ferdinand Street
- Improving circulation on long blocks east of 39th Ave S by providing vehicles room to yield to oncoming traffic
Coming up: a public hearing on the expansion of RPZ 29 on July 10th at 6 p.m. at the Rainier Arts Center Auditorium at 3515 S Alaska Street. Comments on the RPZ expansion can be made at the hearing or to ColumbiaCityParking@seattle.gov by July 21st.