The City of Spokane Seeks Input On Parking

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:35 p.m.

To help understand how customers utilize parking Downtown and in the University District, the City has launched a survey to ask people about parking in these locations.

Downtown Spokane is changing and the City is looking at parking as a key component to economic development and growth. The study will help to identify current parking conditions and create opportunities to hear from people who park downtown. Understanding business and residential parking needs supports strategies that promote community goals to create a workable plan.

The City contracted Nelson Nygaard to take a comprehensive approach to parking. “Spokane is in a new era of vitality and diversity. Getting parking ‘right’ is essential to helping the City achieve its larger goals, said Phil Olmstead, from Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates. “We are excited to be working with the City, the community, and its partners to ensure the parking system supports all user types, while driving sustainable economic growth.”

“The study will help identify current parking conditions, create opportunities to hear from people who park downtown and in the University District, understand business parking needs, and develop parking strategies that support community goals for economic development, housing, and transportation,” said City of Spokane Director of Neighborhood and Planning Services, Heather Trautman.