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Leavenworth Parking Study

Members of the Stakeholders Group include the following community members:

Cheri Farivar
Leavenworth Mayor

Paula Helsel
President, Chamber of Commerce

Laura Jaecks
PORT of Chelan County

Gretchen Wearne
City Council

Mia Bretz
City Council

Margaret Neighbors
City Council

Bill Forhan
Chamber of Commerce

Doc Elsea
Chamber of Commerce

Michael Bedard
Leavenworth Resident

Rob Johnson
Leavenworth Hotel Owner

Alana McLalain
Leavenworth Resident

Jean Dawson
Leavenworth Business Owner

Jeffery Soehren
Leavenworth Business Owner

Leavenworth Parking Study

In partnership with the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the Chelan County Port District, the City of Leavenworth hired Rick Williams Consulting to work with community stakeholders on a downtown parking study. The City is taking a comprehensive approach to parking as part of the economic development strategy for the community. Addressing parking challenges is particularly important as more development comes into Downtown, changing the landscape for parking supply and demand. Throughout this process we will work to understand current parking conditions, obtain public input, collaborate with key stakeholders, and develop parking policy and management strategies that support community goals for economic development, housing, and transportation.

This study will first collect data on how downtown parking (both private and public) is utilized and where there may or may not be capacity issues. Then the team will analyze the data and make recommendations on how the City of Leavenworth can use best practice methods and manage its downtown parking inventory to make parking easier to access in the future and to plan for future increased inventory. The study team collected data on two specific days in Leavenworth to capture employee, customer and tourism parking. While we understand that parking is fully utilized for several special events held within the City, the first effort is to have a measurement of baseline parking needs prior to addressing parking for Oktoberfest or Christmas Lighting.

Parking Study Fact Sheet;

Parking Study Fact Sheet 02.21.2017

Partnership Agreements

Agreement – Chamber for Parking Study 06.27.17
Interlocal Agreement – PORT Parking Study 06.27.17

Technical Memorandums:

Leavenworth Guiding Principles Summary 10-13-17 (v2)
2017 Leavenworth Data Summary 10-13-17 (v3)

Public Meetings:

To Be Scheduled

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