More on Gooseberry Parking

From: Mike McKenzie  (via Brown Betty)
From Whatcom County Public Works:1. Five disabled spaces are marked on the concrete island at the corner of the ferry roadway and Lummi Shore Drive during dry dock.
2. After the striping is finished on the new two-lane queue for the ferry, a few days after dry dock begins, another 8-9 temporary disabled spots will be marked off through dry dock.
3. The reason for 5 during dry dock, complying with the law, and just 3 permanent spots after dry dock, complying with the law, is that there will be fewer public parking spaces after dry dock. The law requires disabled spaces according to a formula based on number of total spaces available (they didn’t say how many). Fewer “official” public spaces will be available after dry dock because the County-owned lot on the west side of Haxton on the slope that is in use for dry dock is not designated public parking outside of dry dock. (It is useable for parking outside of dry dock, but not designated as such.) Also, the new queue system and near-future construction at Gooseberry will eliminate some public parking.
4. The parking spots on each side of the concrete island across the road from the ferry roadway, across from where the old building used to be, is not County property or right-of-way — therefore it is not marked for dry dock parking on the County’s chart. It is owned by the Lummi Nation and is not designated public parking.

Apart from Public Works’ clarifications:

CAUTION: The fenced parking lot across the road from the ferry roadway (the one that the County leased in past years) is NOT public parking; rather, it is privately-leased by two businesses and marked with paid, reserved spaces. It is under 24/7 video-recording, and prearranged towing will be strictly enforced on unauthorized vehicles parked in spaces inside the fenced lot, at the owner’s expense.

From: Mike McKenzie
From Whatcom County Public Works:1. Five disabled spaces are marked on the concrete island at the corner of the ferry roadway and Lummi Shore Drive during dry dock.
2. After the striping is finished on the new two-lane queue for the ferry, a few days after dry dock begins, another 8-9 temporary disabled spots will be marked off through dry dock.
3. The reason for 5 during dry dock, complying with the law, and just 3 permanent spots after dry dock, complying with the law, is that there will be fewer public parking spaces after dry dock. The law requires disabled spaces according to a formula based on number of total spaces available (they didn’t say how many). Fewer “official” public spaces will be available after dry dock because the County-owned lot on the west side of Haxton on the slope that is in use for dry dock is not designated public parking outside of dry dock. (It is useable for parking outside of dry dock, but not designated as such.) Also, the new queue system and near-future construction at Gooseberry will eliminate some public parking.
4. The parking spots on each side of the concrete island across the road from the ferry roadway, across from where the old building used to be, is not County property or right-of-way — therefore it is not marked for dry dock parking on the County’s chart. It is owned by the Lummi Nation and is not designated public parking.

Apart from Public Works’ clarifications:

CAUTION: The fenced parking lot across the road from the ferry roadway (the one that the County leased in past years) is NOT public parking; rather, it is privately-leased by two businesses and marked with paid, reserved spaces. It is under 24/7 video-recording, and prearranged towing will be strictly enforced on unauthorized vehicles parked in spaces inside the fenced lot, at the owner’s expense.

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