Policy Direction

On June 27, 2017, Town Council identified parking policy questions that need to be answered in Districts 3 to 6. These policy questions address how much parking is needed, who provides the needed parking (private landowners or the Town) and where, how long you can park on the street and when, and how parking laws will be enforced. View a full list of the Parking Policy Direction Questions (PDF).

Parking Policy Alternatives

Instead of trying answer each of the parking policy questions in a way that works for all of Districts 3 to 6, staff and Kimley-Horn created four parking policy alternatives to be analyzed neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The parking policy alternatives are based on two primary policy questions:

  • How much of the parking should be provided, maintained, regulated, and enforced by Town?
  • How much parking is needed in the neighborhood?

Alternative Solutions

  • Alternative A (status quo): Ensure there is plenty of parking on every property so parking is always available with minimal need for public funds to build or manage parking.
  • Alternative B: Ensure there is a lot of parking on-street and in public parking lots and structures so parking is always available nearby and more housing can be built.
  • Alternative C: Let the free market determine how much parking is available and where it is located so more housing can be built with minimal need for public funds to build or manage parking.
  • Alternative D: Town will manage parking supply and demand by working with private sector to provide and price on-street and off-street parking.

Comparison of Parking Policy Alternatives

Topic Alternative A Alternative B Alternative C Alternative D
Total Supply Relative to Land Use Oversupply Oversupply Market-Based Oversupply
Subtopic: Purpose of Private Off-Street Parking Peak Demand Daily Demand Market-Based ADA Access
Subtopic: Purpose of Public Off-Street Parking Adjacent Use Peak Demand None Daily Demand
Subtopic: Purpose of On-Street Parking Overflow Overflow Market-Based Daily Demand
On-Street Winter Parking No Yes No No
Distance From Parking Spot to Destination Minimal 3/4 Mile Market-Based 1/4 Mile
Travel by Alternative Modes Allow Encourage Market-Based Require
Ability to See Around On-Street Parking Low Low High High
Public Budget for Parking Flat Increase Some Flat Increase More
Enforcement 72-hour Limit, No Winter 72-hour Limit, Winter Limit 72-hour Limit, No Winter Permits, Time Limits, Paid Parking
Public Maintenance Street Street, Lots, Sidewalks Street Signage, Meters, Transit, Sidewalks Street, Lots, Signage, Meters, Transit, Sidewalks
Other Management None None None Outreach

Solutions - Final Policy Direction For Subareas

Town Parking Management Map