Lake City Parking and Access Review

Updated June 27, 2022

What's happening now?

SDOT is collecting parking occupancy and data in summer/fall and planning to engage with local stakeholders improve short term neighborhood parking and access within the public right of way. See study area map below.  

Project Background and Purpose

SDOT has not completed a review of curbspace in the Lake City Urban Village since 2017 (to see the 2017 data results, click here).  As growth and new development occurs in Lake City Urban Village, it’s important that curbspace management (parking and loading) also change to reflect new growth, changes in delivery patterns, and manage parking in commercial areas. The goals of the project are:  

  • Review existing load zones for adequacy and efficient placement  
  • As necessary, improve pedestrian visibility at intersections and crossings, in line with local and state guidelines 
  • Improve curbspace parking availability and turnover to reduce congestion by those seeking parking, cognizant of new and pipeline developments   

Project Area

Map of parking study area in Lake City


Summer/Fall 2022 

  • Curbspace occupancy and duration data collection
  • Meet with area stakeholders / review of individual existing load zones 


  • Potential Implementation of changes


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

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