Judkins Park Station Area Curbspace Changes

February 2024

We Need Your Feedback!

We are working in partnership with Sound Transit and have developed a first proposal for changes to on-street parking around the future Judkins Park Light Rail Station area. We are proposing changes to reduce the likelihood of all-day commuter light rail parking on neighborhood streets when the Station opens in 2025, and we’d like to know what you think!

Our Proposed Plan

Select the following links for in-language printable flyers with information about our proposal and survey: English, Español, Traditional Chinese (繁体字), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (Tiếng việt), Tagalog, Somali (af-Soomaali), Amharic (አማርኛ), and Tigrinya (ትግሪኛ).

  • We are proposing two new Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs), one north of I-90, and one south of I-90. RPZ signs would be placed next to residential addresses, limiting parking to a maximum of 2 hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday, unless you have a permit.
  • We are proposing 2 or 4-hour parking limits during the daytime next to non-residential places, like businesses, schools, churches, and parks.
  • We plan to establish new load zones where they are needed, for easy loading and unloading of people and goods.

The map below shows the two areas we are proposing for changes:

Map depicting two proposed areas for changes to street parking around the future Judkins Park Light Rail Station: one area north of I-90 and one area south of I-90.

We’ve created a quick online survey to learn more from you so that we can improve our plan for this area. Follow this link to take the survey and share your thoughts. You can choose your preferred language for the survey by selecting it from the drop-down choices in the top righthand corner. You can also email or call us at (206) 491-9775 to share your feedback as well.

Next Steps

After reviewing your feedback, we will update our plan and schedule a public hearing for summer 2024. 

Project Background and Purpose

The opening of the future Judkins Park Light Rail Station will bring increased demand for parking in the surrounding area. As part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, Sound Transit is required to mitigate potential “hide and ride” parking impacts in neighborhoods near new light rail station areas, specifically the areas within ¼ mile of the new light rail station. Sound Transit and SDOT have an agreement to work together on these mitigation efforts, with SDOT taking the lead in developing and implementing changes. Using a combination of parking studies, parking management tools and input from the communities around the new station, we will develop an on-street parking plan that will be guided by the following goals: 

  • Minimize potential parking impacts of the new Judkins Park light rail station on surrounding neighbors, businesses, and organizations by preventing all-day commuter parking on neighborhood streets
  • Prioritize residential access and short-term access for local businesses, schools, organizations, and parks. Promote walk, bike, and transit connections to and from the new light rail station.

Community Outreach

We are engaging communities around the future Judkins Park light rail station to gather feedback and understand conditions as we develop a plan for managing curb space in the neighborhood. Engagement efforts will include individual meetings with organizations, mailers, website updates, an online survey, social media outreach, blog posts and potentially door-to-door outreach. Any new Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) will also require a public hearing.

Project Parking Study Area

Map of Judkins Park Study Area

Timeline 

Date

Action

Q1 2024

Share initial proposal and online survey.

Q2 2024

Evaluate feedback and update plan. Schedule public hearing.

Q3 2024

Hold public hearing, evaluate feedback, and share final plan.

Q4 2024 - Q1 2025

Send eligible residents information about getting permits and install signs. 

Project Summary Factsheet

English

Español

Traditional Chinese (繁体字) 

Korean (한국어) 

Vietnamese (Tiếng việt)

Tagalog

Somali (af-Soomaali)

Amharic (አማርኛ) 

Outreach - Past Meetings and Materials

October 20, 2022 – Jackson Place Community Council Presentation

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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