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Ballard Chamber to discuss parking at September luncheon

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on August 20th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

The Ballard Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion on parking in the neighborhood at its September luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Rays (6049 Seaview Avenue NW).

Throughout the year, the Chamber — in conjunction with the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth, and local businesses, residents and others — has engaged in the Seattle Department of Transportation’s community parking program planning process. The program is focused on developing improvements in the near-term to on-street parking management in the central commercial area of Ballard.

SDOT is currently evaluating several options to increase the availability of on-street parking, including reviewing the locations and need for loading zones, how on-street and off-street parking can complement each other in the neighborhood, angled parking, parking controls (this includes time limits and paid parking), Parking options on Sundays, and on-street bike parking.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to with the subject line, “September Lunch RSVP” by Friday, September 5. The cost is $25 for Chamber members, $30 for non-members, and $30 at door without RSVP. No-Shows will be billed. All are welcome to attend.

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6 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 steve treadway // Aug 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    It is too late to fix Ballard, But good luck trying!

  • 2 Laura Clement // Aug 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Parking is a mess but could and will get worse if steps are not taken. Something must be done NOW. Zone parking for anything within 3 blocks of Market and or anything near the new huge building construction as well as limited street parking for anyone choosing to live in apodments.

  • 3 John Feadman // Aug 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

    “limited street parking for anyone choosing to live in apodments.”

    All citizens own the street. If you limit parking to one group, limit it to all. If you own/rent a home but have to park a car on the street, you’re just as evil as those we complain about who don’t have adequate parking on their premise.

  • 4 Ballard Chamber of Jerks // Aug 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Are these clowns still fighting construction of the Burke Gilman ‘missing link’ so all their precious cars will have a place to park?

    Take your lousy improvements somewhere else, all you stuck up businessmen.

  • 5 cass cade // Aug 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    It boggles the mind that parking is still free on Ballard Ave. You have to pay on Market, you have to pay on 22nd, but the retail heart of parking-starved Ballard? Free, for some reason.

  • 6 Social Justice! Now! // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Will someone think about the cars?

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