Downtown Parking Management Strategic Plan

Downtown Redmond is transforming. In the coming years, we will have more residents, visitors, commuters and employees Downtown. New private developments are anticipated, Downtown Park will open in 2018 and light rail will arrive in 2024. Parking management will remain vital to the success of Downtown Redmond as it grows into a vibrant destination and livable neighborhood in its own right. Learn more about parking Downtown.

Want to Serve on the Parking Advisory Committee?

We are seeking 7-9 volunteers to serve on a limited duration public Advisory Committee in 2018 to help develop the Downtown Parking Strategic Plan.

The committee is open to all volunteers, but we are specifically looking for:

  • Redmond residents
  • Downtown employees, property owners or business representatives
  • Residential property managers or representatives
  • Frequent visitors to Downtown Redmond (can be a resident of a neighboring city)
  • Commuters who utilize transit facilities Downtown

Committee members will:

  • Attend up to 1-2 meetings per month through 2018
  • Weigh in on methodology and approach for parking counts and surveys for development of Existing Conditions Report
  • Provide input to staff in order to help shape parking management policy
  • Share firsthand experiences and collect feedback from others as may be needed

If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee or would like to learn more about the plan, contact Andrew Bauer at or via phone at 425-556-2750 before Feb 20th, 2018.

​Parking Management Strategic Plan
The plan will be developed in four phases:

1. Existing Conditions Report. The Existing Conditions Report will be the foundation on which subsequent phases are based upon and would be made up of two primary components:

A) Provide planning and policy context for parking in Downtown Redmond by identifying past planning efforts and existing policies and regulations that influence the management and creation of parking today.

B) Survey and catalogue existing parking resources and the management of those resources. The survey will include details such as striping, signage, an inventory of parking (public and private), and utilization of parking.

2. Identify Opportunities and Constraints. With the benefit of the findings from the Existing Conditions Report, opportunities and constraints will be identified.

3. Develop a list of actionable recommendations. Recommendations will be informed by the preceding work of Phases 1-2.

4. Implementation Plan. The recommendations will be developed into an implementation plan. Implementation may be broken into categories such as near-term, mid-term, and long-term. The implementation plan will provide the road map for future decisions impacting parking Downtown.