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Link light rail station neighborhood parking plans: Othello

Updated July 2011

In July 2009, SDOT installed a new restricted parking zone (RPZ), Zone 30, around the Othello station area to support business and residential parking needs.

In 2010, SDOT checked in with neighborhood groups and 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

Zone 30 RPZ permits

Zone 30 permits expire on October 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 Othello station area

Zone 30 Facts

  • The Othello station area RPZ is Zone 30
  • 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 will not be initially installed on S Frontenac Street west of 44 th Ave South
    • Streets next to Othello Park will be signed as RPZ allowing vehicles without permits to stay for up to four hours. SDOT and Parks will coordinate to ensure that vendors operating activities in the Park are able to park using temporary passes

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 Othello station area




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