Soon after Central Link opened, Martin identified a few paid parking lots near Link stations. With Sound Transit experimenting with paid parking at its own lots, I thought it might be a good time to check in on how the privately managed lots are doing.
I spoke with Joe Koontz, who runs Diamond Parking Services’ Seattle-area lots, about the lot next to Mt. Baker station, which he noted is the most popular among the several Diamond-owned lots near Link stations.
“The lot is fuller during weekdays than weekends, but there are more and more people using our lot during weekend sporting events,” Koontz told me, while declining to go into specific numbers.
As of today, all day parking at the lot still costs $4, same as when Link opened in 2009. “There are almost always stalls available,” Koontz said.