JUNCTION PARKING: Help save the lots, get an ornament!

When you are out in The Junction doing your last-minute holiday shopping – and beyond – you will see something new in 14 shops: In-store donation boxes like the one above, to rev up the fundraising campaign to help Junction merchants pay the dramatically increasing bill for providing you with “free” parking. That bill – taxes, rent, fees – will total almost a quarter-million dollars next year, says Junction Association executive director Lora Radford. So every few bucks helps. And while supplies last, a donation of at least $5 will get you a classic Junction tree ornament from a rare cache that recently turned up!

The donation boxes are at these West Seattle Junction businesses:

8 Limbs Yoga Centers
Emerald Water Anglers
(WSB sponsor)
Hotwire Coffee
Husky Deli
Jan’s Beauty Supply
Next to Nature
Northwest Art & Frame
Pegasus Book Exchange
Stop n’ Shop
Thunder Road Guitars
(WSB sponsor)
Verizon West Seattle

You can drink beer to support the lots, too.

8 Replies to "JUNCTION PARKING: Help save the lots, get an ornament!"

  • Julia December 19, 2018 (7:44 pm)

    Are the ornaments available at all those locations?

  • Morgan December 19, 2018 (8:43 pm)

    Has the City economic development department given any official quotes on this situation? Suggestions to merchant association on how to finance structured parking and return revenue? Just curious.

  • Swede. December 20, 2018 (8:27 am)

    Who owns, and rents, the parking?

  • Brian J December 20, 2018 (8:40 am)

    Time travel to the 1950s surface parking lot mania without even leaving our own neighborhood!  Donations for ‘free’ parking is really quite something.  

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