In a move provide parking for Kirkland Parkplace employees during the planned redevelopment of that property, on October 21 the City of Kirkland will convert 62 public parking spaces in the Antique Mall lot (Park Lane between 3rd St and Main Street) into permit only parking weekdays from 7 am to 6 pm. From 6 pm to 9 pm the public may parking in the lot for $1.00 per hour. After 9 pm, there is no charge for parking.
The 99 space Antique Mall parking lot consists of 99 parking spaces in total; 62 public parking spaces, 31 permit only spaces, 5 handicap spaces and one motorcycle parking space.
Permit parking passes are issued to downtown employers at the cost of $100/stall for individuals and at $80/stall for a group rate.
Confused? Here is the gist of the change: visitors to downtown Kirkland will have 62 fewer parking spaces available to them on weekdays between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm because the lot will be reserved for Parkplace employees.
The Antique Mall lot redevelopment is in the permitting process at this time and no construction firm start date is available.
Needless to say, once construction begins at the Antique Mall lot, even fewer parking spaces will be available in downtown Kirkland.