Politics & Government

New year to ring in parking changes for Tacoma’s Lincoln District

People who park for longer than two hours on certain streets in Tacoma’s Lincoln District could start getting $25 tickets in February.

So far, city workers have slipped warning messages under the windshield wipers of those who are violating the two-hour limit. Workers have also visited businesses in the district and sent mailers to residents in English and Vietnamese, said Dana Brown, public works assistant division manager.

“Because parking enforcement hasn’t had a consistent presence there, that’s what we do with any change to the parking system,” Brown said.

The neighborhood has a high concentration of Asian eateries and grocery stores, and is considered by some to be Tacoma’s international district. Adding time limits to some areas of the district will help businesses in the area, Brown said.

“You need the turnover of that parking to really support the businesses,” he said.

You need the turnover of that parking to really support the businesses.

Dana Brown, assistant division manager of Tacoma’s Public Works department

The new two-hour parking limit areas include:

▪ Along 38th Street, Lincoln’s main drag, from South G Street to South Thompson Avenue, and

▪ On Yakima Avenue from Lincoln High School at South 37th Street to South 39th Street.

City parking staff are also reminding drivers in the district not to park near fire hydrants or block crosswalks.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542, @KateReports