Ballard Chamber to discuss parking at September luncheon

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.

6 comments on “Ballard Chamber to discuss parking at September luncheon”

  1. 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.

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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