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Public Parking: Discuss (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The January 30 meeting has been canceled. The Daily Index is reporting that the City will reschedule sometime in the next few months.

Next Thursday the City of Tacoma will host a discussion on downtown parking. More specifically they have invited the public to talk about City-owned parking facilities.

The City wants to get the most out of its publicly-owned parking garages and lots, and they're not sure they're doing that. 

The City has nine parking facilities downtown to make parking easier and more convenient. If you didn’t know this, the City’s Parking System staff would like to know why.

On the agenda for next week's public meeting is an exploration of solutions to better identify off-street parking locations, and ways for improved marking, signage, and branding to improve the downtown parking experience.

That's what they want to talk about. What do you want to hear discussed when it comes to parking in Tacoma?


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Erik BRegistered

My comment:

The North Park Plaza parking garage, located right by the new Pacific Ave streetscape is scary, scary, scary.  A blight on downtown hindering it in many ways.  Plus, there is no one even running it on weeknights and weekends when it could be used for visitors downtown.

It needs to be renovated like the South one asap.

January 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm / Reply / Quote and reply


JesseRegistered

The garages need to be well labeled with consistent signage, graphics, pricing, hours of operation, etc.  I’ve lived in the area for years and still don’t know where these city garages are and what it costs to park in them.  In my hometown, they have “smart park” garages owned by the city and they’re all consistent in price, hours, payment types accepted, etc.  They’re easy easy easy and therefore people use them.

January 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm / Reply / Quote and reply


Erik BRegistered

The garages need to be well labeled with consistent signage, graphics, pricing, hours of operation, etc.  I’ve lived in the area for years and still don’t know where these city garages are and what it costs to park in them.  In my hometown, they have “smart park” garages owned by the city and they’re all consistent in price, hours, payment types accepted, etc.  They’re easy easy easy and therefore people use them.

Yeah.  Where is the entrance?  Where is the pay station for it?  Where is the gate? Amazing that the city was able to rent much of the North Park Plaza Parking garage to State Farm.

January 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm / Reply / Quote and reply


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