New parking meters coming to lower South Hill, Downtown

Work to install new meters begins Monday, July 21

Julie Happy, Division Communication Manager of Business and Developer Services, 509.625.7773

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12 a.m.

Work to install new parking meters in the downtown area and areas of the lower South Hill begins Monday, July 21. The work will last for the next two weeks.

Phase 1 of the project to add more parking meters in Spokane is underway this summer. The second phase of the project will be coming soon.

View a map showing where parking meters will be installed.

Coin-operated meters will be put up in the following neighborhoods as part of Phase 1:

  • From Wall to Stevens streets on Sixth Avenue
  • Howard from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • Fifth Avenue from Howard to Stevens streets
  • Pacific, Second, and Third avenues from Bernard to Brown streets

The new meters will help create more available parking spaces for people living in the area and help create turnover for local businesses. Meters also put more officers’ eyes on the neighborhood and mean a reduction in vehicles left on the street for long periods of time.

City workers distributed flyers to notify residents and businesses of the new parking meters. Parking passes will be distributed to apartment residents to allow them to park for free for this first year.

Recently, new meters were installed around Bernard Street and Eighth Avenue. After some initial confusion about the new meters, residents have since expressed appreciation that spaces are available where before, streets had usually been lined with cars.

Learn more about the Parking Services Program.