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2006 South Lake Union On-Street Parking Study
Update January 26, 2007
In early 2006, SDOT completed the South Lake Union On-Street Parking Study, containing recommendations, maps, and an implementation timeline that corresponds to South Lake Union's planned major development activities.
Overview of the South Lake Union Parking Study
Major activities for the parking plan were:
The South Lake Union plan recommends installing paid parking through most of the neighborhood in 2007, along with a residential parking zone in the Cascade neighborhood where there are older residential buildings. The City has since called this new and innovative approach "performance-based pricing." SDOT plans to allow all-day hourly parking purchases beyond the traditional two-hour time limit. The parking meter rate would be regularly adjusted over time (e.g., quarterly) to achieve a desired target parking occupancy rate during peak use periods. That way employees, commuters, residents and visitors to the South Lake Union neighborhood would have a better chance to find on-street parking in the neighborhood.