15th Ave E Parking and Access Review

Updated June 27, 2022

What's happening now?

SDOT is collecting parking occupancy and data, planned for July 2022, to inform a proposal for area curbspace changes to improve parking and access. See study area map below. 

Project Background and Purpose

SDOT has not updated curbspace/parking on/around the 15th Ave E business district in decades. Meanwhile there have been changes to standards and regulations around curbspace use, along with new area developments and businesses (and more on the way). The goals of the project are: 

  • Review existing load zones for adequacy and efficient placement 
  • React to changes on the street from street cafes and Metro stop location changes
  • Improve pedestrian visibility at intersections and crossings, in line with local and state guidelines
  • Improve curbspace parking availability and turnover to reduce congestion by those seeking parking, cognizant of new and pipeline developments 
  • In line with federal guidelines, review opportunities to install designated disabled (ADA) parking on/near the corridor.  

Project Area


Summer 2022

  • Curbspace occupancy and duration data collection
  • Meet with area stakeholders / review of individual existing load zones  

Fall/Winter 2022

  • Develop proposal for area curbspace changes for public feedback 


  • Implementation