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East Capitol Hill

Current Status 

Updated May 27, 2022 

Notice of Decision: SDOT will not create a new East Capitol Hill Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and comments on the proposal to create a new East Capitol Hill RPZ.

SDOT collected over 450 responses from residents, visitors, employees and business owners. The major themes from the responses: 

  • Over 60% of residents did not support creating a new RPZ in east Capitol Hill
  • Over 70% of business owners/employees/visitors did not support the proposal
  • New off-street parking has been constructed since the initial 2019 request and subsequent study that has provided additional parking options
  • Many voiced concerns about the potential for an RPZ to limit employee and visitor access to the area  

One of the requirements in the Seattle Municipal Code to create a new RPZ is “. . . a strong and effective community engagement effort indicating that generally stakeholders in the designated area have reviewed and support the restricted parking zone . . . “ In this case, survey results indicate a lack of support. Due to this feedback, SDOT will not proceed to create a new East Capitol Hill RPZ. 

Thank you, again, to all who provided feedback and comments on this proposal. 


In response to requests from residents, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) completed a parking study in the East Capitol Hill area in Fall 2019. The study results showed that on average this area is about 85% full, with 45% non-residents parking during weekday, daytime hours.  This area is eligible for a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) if the neighborhood supports it.

Mailers and Materials 

Click here to see the May 2022 notice of decision mailer.

Click here to see the February 2022 mailer.

Click here to see the results of the parking study.

Email us at


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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