Promote Efficient and Innovative Development

  

Promote Efficient and Innovative Development

This report outlines the history of parking approaches in Seattle, describes current conditions and offers strategies to optimize parking across a variety of building types and transportation modes.

  • Do not re-introduce parking mandates in urban villages (SDCI)
  • Review the definition of frequent transit service (SDCI)
  • Reduce parking requirements for multifamily housing outside urban villages (SDCI)
  • Review the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Program (SDOT)
  • Explore improving right-of-way management (SDOT)

  • Consider changes to Design Review (SDCI)
  • Consider changes to Historic Preservation (DON / OPCD)
  • Improve coordination of permitting activities among City departments (OED / SDCI)
  • Reduce the number of housing projects subject to SEPA (OPCD / SDCI)
  • Consider building and fire code modifications (OPCD / SDCI)
  • Allow flexible reuse of large, unique development sites (OPCD / SDCI)