40.340.030    Neighborhood Parking Plan

A.    Purpose.

    Council may adopt an on-street neighborhood parking plan which changes the use of public rights-of-way to increase the parking supply, changes the way parking is regulated, or incorporates a business/parking improvements district established under Chapter 35.87 RCW. Such neighborhood parking plan may be developed in a collaborative process between the affected neighborhood(s) and the county to respond to instances where neighborhoods desire to change the on-street parking layout within that neighborhood, including provisions for commercial vehicles within that neighborhood, to respond to certain situations respective to parking supply, commercial vehicle parking, or safety.

(Amended: Ord. 2019-05-07)

B.    Credits Toward Off-Street Parking Requirements.

    In adopting a neighborhood parking plan, Council may allocate credits toward the off-street parking requirements of Section 40.340.010(B) for additional on-street parking supply created as part of the neighborhood parking plan. Credits will not be given for the following:

1.    Parallel parking created by a development to comply with Section 40.350.030;

2.    Off-street parking required under Section 40.340.010 unless approved by the responsible official pursuant to Section 40.340.010(A)(5);

3.    Instances where an increase in on-street parking supply in one (1) portion of the neighborhood is offset by decreases in parking supply in other area(s) of a neighborhood;

4.    Where the increase in parking supply is temporary;

5.    For parking spaces established further than three hundred (300) feet form the subject parcel receiving the credit.

(Amended: Ord. 2019-05-07)

C.    Process.

    Development of a neighborhood parking plan shall be undertaken under the direction of the County Engineer and be adopted by Council following a public hearing which has been advertised in accordance with Section 40.510.030(E). Proposed credits toward off-street parking shall be accompanied by the recommendation of the responsible official. Final design and construction plans shall be approved by the County Engineer.

(Amended: Ord. 2019-05-07)