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If an RPZ is instated, you can expect signs like this to go up near the Junction.

West Seattle Junction is one step closer to acquiring its own Residential Parking Zone

By Gwen Davis

It ain’t news: parking in Seattle is difficult. Finding street parking in West Seattle can be kinder than in other areas — such as the north end, Capitol Hill and downtown — but as new people continue to move into West Seattle, parking in the area has become increasingly problematic, as well.

Recently, residents in the West Seattle Junction have grown concerned that they won’t be able to park in front of their own homes. The fear has heightened in the wake of the city’s proposed HALA and MHA programs — which will potentially bring hundreds of new housing units to the area. The West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Association (JuNO) created a petition to ask the city to issue the Junction a residential parking zone (RPZ), which would restrict on-street parking except for residents and short-term visitors.

On Monday March 22, Ruth Harper with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced at the JuNO meeting, that the Junction has met the initial threshold needed for an RPZ, and the city will proceed with next steps.

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