The only Restricted Parking Zone in West Seattle right now is in Fauntleroy (here’s the map). Some Junction residents would like the next WS RPZ to be in their area (that discussion’s been under way more than a year), so the city’s current process of revising the rules is of intense interest – and that’s why it’s on the Junction Neighborhood Organization agenda tonight (6:30 pm, Ginomai, 42nd/Genesee). SDOT’s Mary Catherine Snyder told the Southwest District Council last week that comments on the proposed revisions will be accepted till this Friday, May 15th (more on how to comment, here). The SWDC expressed concern about many of the major changes that are proposed, particularly the ones that could preclude a Junction-area RPZ, including an increase in the minimum size of a proposed RPZ. Snyder told the SWDC that SDOT management will still have discretion about where to set up a zone — but council co-chair Chas Redmond said, “I’m really concerned about the City of Seattle moving to a one-size-fits-all solution when one size DOESN’T fit all.” While the SWDC drafts a letter to the city voicing its concerns, the voices of neighborhood groups like JuNO matter too, so be at tonight’s meeting to be part of what happens next. Also on tonight’s JuNO agenda: “View corridor setbacks” proposed for Junction development.
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