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Link light rail station neighborhood parking plans: Beacon Hill

Updated July 2011

In July 2009, SDOT installed a new restricted parking zone (RPZ), Zone 28, around the Beacon Hill station area to support business and residential parking needs.

In 2010, SDOT checked in with Beacon Hill neighborhood groups to get feedback on how the RPZ has been working. We also conducted a follow-up parking study to see whether on-street parking use changed. Read the 2010 report here.

If you have any questions, would like to invite us to a meeting, or want to share your feedback, please contact Ruth Harper at (206) 684-4103 or

How to get a permit

Zone 28 permits expire on August 31, 2011. If you received a permit within the past two years, SDOT will send you a formal renewal notice in the mail.

If you do not have a permit, click here for a permit application

RPZ permits are good for a 2-year cycle. Decals are $65, a guest permit is $30, and low-income permits are available for $10. Learn more about permit fees and how to apply for a low-income permit.

Background info

Click on the map to see the final parking plan for the Beacon Hill station area

Zone 28 Facts

  • The Beacon Hill station area RPZ is Zone 28
  • The hours of the zone are Monday-Friday, 7am – 6pm
  • Most vehicles can stay up to two hours without a permit; in some locations a four-hour time limit is being installed at the request of nearby businesses

Community Input Incorporated Into Light Rail Parking Plans

  • The ideas and concerns of residents and employees around the southeast light rail stations were critical to developing this parking management plan
  • In response to community comments, here are changes from the   December 2008 draft proposal:
    • The zone boundary is extended east to 20 th Ave S between S Stevens St and S Bayview St.
    • The blocks south of S Forest St and west of 15 th Ave S will not be included in the initial zone. Zone designation can be added later if street parking is significantly impacted by commuters

2008 parking data

Throughout fall 2008, SDOT collected information about utilization, which is how many cars are parked on the streets around the light rail stations. This information, summarized in the Link Station Area Parking Study, is being used two ways: to help design proposals to manage on-street parking and to create a baseline that on-street parking conditions can be compared to in the future.

Click here for a zoning map of the Beacon Hill station area.



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