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U Village adding new parking garage

January 26th, 2012 by master

Parking on the south side of University Village has become a bit tight but the end result will be even more parking. Temporary construction fencing has gone up while trees and shrubs have come down next to the 45th Street Viaduct. The shopping center hopes to have a new 700 space parking garage put up by late 2012.

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Parking tax at UW could change, saving millions

July 1st, 2010 by master

The University of Washington is looking at a plan that could save the school millions of dollars. Right now, UW is forced to pay a 10 percent commercial parking tax to the City of Seattle when someone buys a daily pass. That has added up to over $3 million being paid to the city over the past three years.

But UW’s director of Transportation Services has come up with a way to maneuver the tax that would drastically reduce the amount of money the department pays the city.  It would allow the UW to keep more of the money to subsidize other transportation programs, such as the U-PASS. Reporter William Dow has details in The Daily. 
Photo by Qixiu Hu.

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