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File #: 2015-0890   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2015 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 10/22/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing Parking Management staff to pilot a public parking program at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station Joint Development Project for twelve months.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Metro Purple Line, Metro Red Line, Pilot studies, Program, Station 610, Surveys, Westlake
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PLANNING & PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: WESTLAKE/MACARTHUR PARK STATION PARKING

ACTION: AUTHORIZE PUBLIC PARKING PILOT PROGRAM AT WESTLAKE/ MACARTHUR PARK STATION JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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RECOMMENDATION

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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing Parking Management staff to pilot a public parking program at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station Joint Development Project for twelve months.

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ISSUE

Commuter parking occupancy has remained at zero percent at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro station development since it opened in summer of 2013. Moreover, stakeholders near the station have asked Metro to make parking spaces available to the community. Staff is recommending opening the 100 commuter parking spaces at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Joint Development Project to the community through a one year public parking pilot program until a permanent operation strategy is determined.

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BACKGROUND

On October 2006, the Board authorized the execution of a Joint Development Agreement and Ground Lease with MacArthur Park, LLC, a development entity formed by McCormack Baron Salazar, to build 172 units of affordable housing, retail space, retail parking and 100 commuter parking spaces on Metro-owned property at the Westlake/ MacArthur Park Purple/Red Line Station. Metro also owns a kiss and ride parking facility with 18 spaces for the loading and unloading of passengers at this station which is frequently used by transit patrons.

Since the development opened Metro staff has received numerous requests from nearby stakeholders to open the parking spaces for public use. Metro staff recently conducted surveys of transit patron usage of the parking spaces, over a period of six weeks, three times a week and twice a day. The results from these surveys yielded zero percent usage by transit patrons. Due to the observed zero demand for transit p...

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