Town Center Parking Study

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The Town Center Parking Study is complete and this page will no longer be updated. The final Parking Plan document and information about future projects, public engagement opportunities, etc., can be found here: www.mercerisland.gov/community/page/town-center-parking-plan

Access—whether using a car, public transportation, walking, or biking—plays an integral role in the economic vitality of Mercer Island’s Town Center. Recognizing this reality, the City is identifying ways to improve access options to, in, and around Town Center and create more community-oriented spaces. The Town Center Parking Study will result in an action plan intended to make real improvements to the day-to-day lives of the people who work, live, and play in Town Center.

Project Objectives

  • Understand parking needs for customers, employees, business owners, and residents.
  • Develop strategies to better manage parking, improve walkability, and create more access.
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Access—whether using a car, public transportation, walking, or biking—plays an integral role in the economic vitality of Mercer Island’s Town Center. Recognizing this reality, the City is identifying ways to improve access options to, in, and around Town Center and create more community-oriented spaces. The Town Center Parking Study will result in an action plan intended to make real improvements to the day-to-day lives of the people who work, live, and play in Town Center.

Project Objectives

  • Understand parking needs for customers, employees, business owners, and residents.
  • Develop strategies to better manage parking, improve walkability, and create more access.
  • Support our local economy by leveraging streets and sidewalks to create vibrant community spaces for gathering and outdoor dining.

Get Involved

The outcomes of this project will address access and travel options in Town Center for the entire Mercer Island community, today and in the future. Everyone living, working, and visiting Town Center is a key partner in this work. Use this page to share your feedback, influence our work, and stay up to date on other ways to have your voice heard.

About the Team

The City has contracted with Walker Consultants to complete this work. Walker is a global parking and transportation consulting firm with offices in Seattle and around the U.S. Walker possesses a strong foundation as an industry leader in all aspects of parking and curb use, including planning, operations, policy, design, financing, and technology. Recent Western U.S. projects include revitalizing the parking and curb access programs in Boulder, CO, in which Walker pivoted to implement a COVID-19-safe community engagement strategy that ultimately engaged nearly 10,000 participants, and a downtown parking and mobility plan and parklet program for Benicia, CA.

Specific Walker team members include Chrissy Mancini-Nichols, the project manager and National Director of Curb Management and New Mobility, and Mallory Baker, the firm’s national community engagement lead, among others.

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  • We want to hear from you! Provide comments on the preliminary Town Center Parking Study Report.

    12 months ago
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    The public comment period for the Town Center Parking Study has concluded. Feedback received will be discussed by the City Council on October 17. Stay tuned to Let's Talk for more details!

    The preliminary Town Center Parking Study Report is available for community review and comment through September 19. 

    Click to download the report preliminary draft.


    After you review the report, share your feedback in a few ways:

    1. Post your comments in this forum using the comment box below.
    2. E-mail your comments directly to Sarah Bluvas, CIP Project Manager, at sarah.bluvas@mercerisland.gov.
    3. Participate in the Public Hearing scheduled for September 19, 2023. (More details coming soon.)


    Your comments will inform the process to adopt the final report by the end of 2023. Thank you for sharing your feedback, and stay tuned for more information about next steps, which will be shared on Let's Talk when available.