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File #: 20-0465    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 6/8/2020 In control: Land Use & Environment Committee
Agenda date: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Parking Strategy Implementation Update
Attachments: 1. Parking Strategy Implementation Schedule


Parking Strategy Implementation Update


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Briefing only. No action requested.


City Manager Recommendation:

Briefing only. No action requested.




Update on the parking strategy implementation.


Staff Contact:

Max DeJarnatt, Parking Program Analyst, Community Planning & Development, 360.584.3535



Max DeJarnatt, Parking Program Analyst


Background and Analysis:

The Downtown Parking Strategy provides short, mid and long-term actions to support downtown goals.


Strategies include:

1.                     Implementing tools to manage the Parking Program and enforcement and improve customer convenience

2.                     Improving on-street parking

3.                     Reinvigorating off-street parking

4.                     Improving access to downtown

5.                     Addressing residential and employee parking

6.                     Addressing parking for arts, culture, and entertainment uses

7.                     Improve disabled parking management


Since its adoption in April 2019, staff has advanced implementation of the strategy and will update the committee on the progress to date, including parking fee increases and technology improvements. Staff will also provide a forecast of future actions including a recommendation for addressing complimentary 15 minute and holiday parking.


A schedule of implementation actions from the Parking Strategy is attached.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

A 2015 survey of downtown businesses revealed that parking is a top concern for businesses and customers.



1.                     Receive the briefing.

2.                     Schedule the briefing for another time.


Financial Impact:

Costs to implement the parking strategy varies by action item.



Implementation Schedule