Finding the Parking to Revitalize Commercial Districts

 

Civic Enterprise worked with the City of West Hollywood to address a major economic development challenge: Despite an abundance of publicly available parking, traditional commercial streets were languishing because new tenants could not afford the months of process and tens of thousands of dollars in costs for securing parking variances. The City of West Hollywood implemented the Parking Credits Program in 2012, allowing small projects to secure approvals over the counter. Numerous new dining, drinking and retail establishments have opened using the program, including some that have eliminated on-site parking and the associated curb-cuts.

 

 
PUMP on Santa Monica Boulevard.  New construction restaurant/bar using Parking Credits. No onsite parking.

PUMP on Santa Monica Boulevard.  New construction restaurant/bar using Parking Credits. No onsite parking.