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West Seattle Triangle

Updated December 12, 2012

Project Background

The West Seattle Triangle is bordered by SW Alaska Street, Fauntleroy Way SW, and 35th Avenue SW and has been the site of several recent planning and transportation projects. These activities include:

As a part of these past processes, community members expressed concerns regarding how land use and transportation system changes might affect parking availability.
In late 2011, Seattle City Council passed Resolution 31342 calling for a study of parking supply and utilization for customers, visitors, employers, and commuters of the West Seattle Triangle, and for the development of a parking management plan to be delivered to Council by January 30, 2013.

West Seattle Triangle Parking Management Plan Development

SDOT met with the West Seattle Triangle advisory group on June 26, 2012 to identify existing parking-related concerns and to review the project process. A summary of the meeting can be found here.

In August 2012, SDOT collected information on parking utilization and turnover within the West Seattle Triangle area.

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SDOT then met with the West Seattle Triangle advisory group on September 26, 2012 to review the parking study data and to develop a draft parking management plan for the area. The meeting agenda and a summary of the meeting discussion are available here.  

In early November 2012, SDOT sent a mailer to properties within ¼ mile of the proposed parking changes asking for feedback on the draft parking plan by November 26, 2012.

After incorporating community input on the proposed parking changes, SDOT sent a final mailer to the same community area. This mailer and the final plan can be found below. 

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What’s Next for the West Seattle Triangle Parking Study

Here’s what’s happening next:

  • SDOT will install signage for the final parking management plan in the winter of 2012-2013.
  • In January 2013, SDOT will submit the parking management plan to Council which will include these changes and recommendations for long-term parking management opportunities in the area.

If you have questions about the West Seattle Triangle parking study, please contact Kiersten Grove of SDOT at 206.684.4653 or

Other Ways SDOT is Working with the West Seattle Triangle Community

West Seattle Junction Parking Study
In 2009, the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Community Parking Program studied the area around the West Seattle Junction. As a part of this work, parking utilization was examined along several corridors in and around the Triangle planning area.

Urban Design Framework, Rezoning and Streetscape Concept Plan
From 2009 to 2011, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and SDOT worked with the Triangle community on an Urban Design Framework and a rezoning plan for the area. A high priority for community members in the Urban Design Framework process was to improve pedestrian access and safety.

Fauntleroy Way SW Green Boulevard
Following the development of the above Concept Plan, Fauntleroy Way SW was identified as a priority corridor as it serves as a gateway to the larger West Seattle community. Based on recommendations within the Streetscape Concept Plan, SDOT is currently coordinating a preliminary feasibility study for streetscape improvements along Fauntleroy Way SW.

West Seattle RapidRide Service
In the fall of 2012, King County Metro Transit launched RapidRide C Line service along SW Alaska Street and 35th Avenue SW, through and immediately adjacent to the Triangle borders. This service includes dedicated bus lanes, passenger facility upgrades, and signal timing improvements throughout the corridors.

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