WeHo May Open City Lots to Overnight Parking

The West Hollywood City Council on Tuesday will consider letting city residents park overnight in three public structures and lots for a small quarterly fee. The parking proposal also would let businesses lease daytime parking space at the city lot on La Jolla and Havenhurst.

Kings Road Parking Structure

Those parking options were developed by the city’s Facilities and Recreation Services Department in response to a request from the City Council in October to develop plans for dealing with a parking shortage in residential neighborhood. After a review of parking studies, City Hall determined that neighborhoods between La Cienega Boulevard and Gardner Street were most in need of parking.

As a result, the Council will be asked to authorize parking by local residents from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the Kings Road Parking Structure, located at 8383 Santa Monica Blvd., the Spaulding Lot at 7718 Santa Monica Blvd. at North Spaulding, and the La Jolla-Havenhurst Lot, located at 1044 N. La Jolla Ave. at Havenhurst. Parking at each of those lots would require a permit that would cost $9 for three months. The daytime commercial parking at the La Jolla-Havenhurst lot would cost as much as $100 a month.

The lots would be operated by ABM, the city’s parking contractor.

The Council will consider the proposal at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica. Parking is free in the five-story structure behind the Chambers with a ticket validated at the Council meeting.

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marshw1
marshw1
1 year ago

Simplify this and make it noon “checkout” 7 days a week, like a hotel. Most agree that is a fair time without the stress of having to move your car. Make it attractive/easy to use, it will be used. And I do think there should be a permanent option for residents and 1 guest. A 24 hour option on a weekly or monthly basis

hifi5000
hifi5000
1 year ago

A good idea overall.Is there a plan to allow overnight parking for out-of-city visitors? A guy who got drunk and decided to stay with a boyfriend or new friend would find this option perfect.Their car would be off the street and safely parked in a garage. They would leave the next day after paying a night fee.

Nate
Nate
1 year ago

A little confused by this. Would cars be required to move by 8:00am every weekday, and then 10:00am on Saturday’s? So, this would be more of a solution if an apartment was having an overnight guest than someone living in an apartment who needs a place to park? Because, what happens if they call in sick one day? Would they need to move their car still?

ARTHUR J SCOTTI
ARTHUR J SCOTTI
1 year ago
Reply to  Nate

I too was immediately struck by that much-too-early car moval time!

Randy
Randy
1 year ago

Agreed. 8 AM seems way too early, but maybe that is what you have to agree to, for this privilege? Everyone needs to remember that these lots are intended for daytime use, although I question how busy they are at 8 AM on a weekday. The proposed cost is very reasonable, comparable to what one would pay for a visitor or resident permit. But if I lived near one of these lots, I certainly wouldn’t want to have to think about moving my car that early each morning, especially on weekends (yes, 10 AM is early on a weekend, for… Read more »