Judkins Park Station Area Curbspace Changes

December 8, 2023

What's Happening Now?

We are working in partnership with Sound Transit to develop a proposal for Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) and other curb space changes around the future East Link Judkins Park Light Rail Station. We are currently engaging with communities in the area to understand stakeholder needs to inform a proposal for changes to the curb space.

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




Q1 2024

Mailer with initial proposal and online survey

Q2 2024

Evaluation and Public Hearing

Q3-Q4 2024

Modifications and Final Plan



Project Summary Factsheet



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Outreach - Past Meetings and Materials

October 20, 2022 – Jackson Place Community Council Presentation


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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