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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.