Review of a Policy for Residential Parking Permits for New Development

Page updated on May 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM

What's New

The City Council approved the Policy for Residential Parking Permits for New Development at their meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Materials related to this meeting can be accessed on the Council docket page (Item #32).  


From 2000 to 2008, new development approved through the DSP/DSUP process typically included a condition that prohibited residents from obtaining residential parking permits that would allow them to park on street.  From 2008 to 2015, this condition was not included in new development approvals.  However, recent waterfront developments and development in Old Town North have included conditions restricting future residents of these new residential buildings from obtaining district parking permits unless a comprehensive policy is established that outlines when and where this is appropriate.  As part of the City's Parking Management Work Plan, the City Council has directed staff to review the issue and develop a potential policy to be used for future development.      

Public Input Opportunities

  • March 6, 2017 - Draft policy posted.  Comments can be emailed to Katye North at
  • March 16, 2017 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Open House on draft Policy
  • April 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Planning Commission Public Hearing on draft Policy (note this is a Thursday)
  • June 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - City Council Public Hearing on draft Policy (note this is a Tuesday)

Staff Contact

Please contact Katye North, Principal Planner, at or 703-746-4139 if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.