Uptown

Last updated July 30, 2019

Project Background

SDOT is working through the Community Access and Parking Program to create a revised curbside plan in the Uptown neighborhood to be in place prior to the Seattle Arena re-opening in 2021. Our goal is to balance business and residential access with a combination of parking and access tools, which can include on-street loading, paid parking, non-paid time limits, restricted parking zones, bicycle parking or other changes. 

SDOT Curbside Management and Street Use staff are also working directly with the Oak View Group (OVG) who is redeveloping Key Arena into a new world class sports and entertainment venue. Our shared goals are to continue to develop the Arena Access Master Plan (AAMP), to prioritize transit and other modes of getting to the Arena, and to manage ride-hailing.

What's happening now?

SDOT's curbside management team has recently completed parking studies to see how full the parking is throughout the day and evening in the current paid parking areas, as well as in the non-paid time-limited and unrestricted areas in commercial and mixed-use sections of the neighborhood. SDOT did a separate study on residential-only blocks to help determine if the existing Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) 13 should be expanded prior to the Arena re-opening. Any changes to the RPZ would require a public hearing (per the Seattle Municipal Code), which would likely take place in 2020.

We are currently analyzing the data gathered and plan to share initial results with the community in Fall 2019. Robust community outreach will continue throughout the planning process.

Outreach - Past Meeting and Materials

July 8, 2019: Uptown Alliance Transportation Committee Meeting Handout

Additional Information

Arena Construction Updates

Seattle Arena Background Information