Applications for new Restricted Parking Zone on Capitol Hill available today

The new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) 32 and the new blocks of existing RPZ 15 are going into effect on July 1, 2017. We are mailing permit applications to residents in the area and making Zone 32 applications available online beginning todayMay 22, 2017.

Crews will finish installing Zone 32 and Zone 15 signs this month. The signs that have been installed are currently covered and are not in effect. They will be uncovered and restrictions will go into effect July 1, 2017.

RPZ signs are currently covered & will go into effect July 1, 2017.

Zone 32 (New RPZ)

Zone 32 signs are being installed on the blocks identified in green. Residents in the gray area will receive a letter with instructions for obtaining a Zone 32 permit. The blocks identified in pink will move from Zone 15 to Zone 32.

  • All residents within the gray area will be eligible for Zone 32 permits and guest permits
  • Permits are currently $65 per vehicle for a two-year cycle (discounted permits are available for income-qualified households)
  • Zone 32 signs will limit parking for vehicles without Zone 32 permits to 2 hours, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Zone 32 signs will not be installed adjacent to commercial properties or ground floor retail

Capitol Hill Restricted Parking Zone map.

Zone 15 Changes

Zone 15 signs are being installed on the blocks identified in purple. Residents on these blocks will receive a letter with instructions for obtaining a Zone 15 permit. The entire zone will also have new hours. The new hours limit parking for vehicles without Zone 15 permits to 4 hours, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Background

SDOT and Sound Transit have an agreement to work together to prevent commuter parking near light rail stations in Seattle. The two agencies worked together before and after the Capitol Hill light rail station opened in March 2016 to manage on-street parking around that rail station. Last summer, SDOT shared a proposal to convert unrestricted parking near the station to RPZ parking in order to reduce impacts from commuters parking on-street. SDOT took public comments in July 2016 and then shared the final plan in November 2016.

Questions?

Contact capitolhillparking@seattle.gov or you can call Kelsey Timmer at (206) 615–1564.