On June 27, 2017, Town Council identified parking policy questions that need to be answered in Districts 3 to 6. These policy questions address how much parking is needed, who provides the needed parking (private landowners or the Town) and where, how long you can park on the street and when, and how parking laws will be enforced. View a full list of the Parking Policy Direction Questions (PDF).
Parking Policy Alternatives
Instead of trying answer each of the parking policy questions in a way that works for all of Districts 3 to 6, staff and Kimley-Horn created four parking policy alternatives to be analyzed neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The parking policy alternatives are based on two primary policy questions:
- How much of the parking should be provided, maintained, regulated, and enforced by Town?
- How much parking is needed in the neighborhood?
- Alternative A (status quo): Ensure there is plenty of parking on every property so parking is always available with minimal need for public funds to build or manage parking.
- Alternative B: Ensure there is a lot of parking on-street and in public parking lots and structures so parking is always available nearby and more housing can be built.
- Alternative C: Let the free market determine how much parking is available and where it is located so more housing can be built with minimal need for public funds to build or manage parking.
- Alternative D: Town will manage parking supply and demand by working with private sector to provide and price on-street and off-street parking.
|Topic||Alternative A||Alternative B||Alternative C||Alternative D|
|Total Supply Relative to Land Use||Oversupply||Oversupply||Market-Based||Oversupply|
|Subtopic: Purpose of Private Off-Street Parking||Peak Demand||Daily Demand||Market-Based||ADA Access|
|Subtopic: Purpose of Public Off-Street Parking||Adjacent Use||Peak Demand||None||Daily Demand|
|Subtopic: Purpose of On-Street Parking||Overflow||Overflow||Market-Based||Daily Demand|
|On-Street Winter Parking||No||Yes||No||No|
|Distance From Parking Spot to Destination||Minimal||3/4 Mile||Market-Based||1/4 Mile|
|Travel by Alternative Modes||Allow||Encourage||Market-Based||Require|
|Ability to See Around On-Street Parking||Low||Low||High||High|
|Public Budget for Parking||Flat||Increase Some||Flat||Increase More|
|Enforcement||72-hour Limit, No Winter||72-hour Limit, Winter Limit||72-hour Limit, No Winter||Permits, Time Limits, Paid Parking|
|Public Maintenance||Street||Street, Lots, Sidewalks||Street Signage, Meters, Transit, Sidewalks||Street, Lots, Signage, Meters, Transit, Sidewalks|