The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting an online public meeting next week regarding parking changes in the Uptown area near Climate Pledge Arena prior to its fall opening.

The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 18 on Webex. People will be able to provide a two-minute public comment during the meeting.

According to a STP flyer, Seattle Department of Transportation is proposing expansion of the Residential Parking Zone 13 as part of its plan. Signs would be placed next to ground floor residential uses only. The restrictions would change throughout to allow two-hour parking for vehicles without parking zone permits between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Most RPZs in the city allow two-hour parking to accommodate short-term visitors. Event-goers would be discouraged from parking on the street.

Paid parking is also proposed to expand in designated areas to improve customer access to businesses. Paid parking would be in place from 8 am. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with event rates on event nights and for weekend events.

Blocks would be redesigned to optimize access for commercial and passenger-loading needs, as well. Loading zones are a priority, according to the SDOT website, and SDOT would work with businesses on loading needs. Designated disabled spaces may be added at block ends.

According to SDOT, with neighborhood input, its goals for the Uptown arena area are to:

1. Prioritize access for businesses, residents and visitors in the quickly growing Urban Center.

2. Discourage arena event-goers from using area on-street parking.

3. Prioritize transit, biking and loading, while also managing ride-hailing services “to support a sustainable and equitable transportation system.

To register for the meeting, sign up for public comment, get more information about the Uptown plan, including map changes and past survey results, go to

SDOT is accepting comments on its plans through April 5. To comment, visit or email