Selby-Western Commercial Area Parking Study

The Department of Planning and Economic Development is working with Public Works on a parking study of the Selby-Western commercial area. This study is being led by SRF Consulting Group.

Study Area 

The study area is bounded by Marshall Avenue, Dale Street, Ashland Avenue, Maiden Lane, and Summit Avenue (see Figure 1).

Figure 1


The study focused on managing today’s existing and future parking supply, with an emphasis on on-street parking.  

Scope of work:
Engagement and Outreach
City plan and parking regulation review
Data Collection & Mapping
Utilization Counts/Turnover Counts
Research Best Practices
Discover Solutions and Strategies
Final Report

Timeline: April 2016 - Late 2016


Two community events were held to share information and collect input from residents, businesses and property owners in the area—one during the data collection/research phase and one during the recommendations. An additional open house will be held in December as another opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the draft recommendations.

  • The first open house was held on Monday, July 11 to gather input from the community for consideration in the study.
    • View background on the study, including analysis of existing conditions presented at the July open house event: Download PDF
  • A second open house event was held on Tuesday, October 18 from 5 to 6:30 pm to review and provide feedback on draft recommendations. View the materials presented at the October open house event: Download PDF
  • A third open house was held on Wednesday, December 14 from 5 to 6:30 pm as an additional opportunity to review draft recommendations and provide feedback. The open house will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church. (217 Mackubin Street, Saint Paul 55102)


The goals set for this study included:

  • Addressing commercial and residential parking needs
  • Recommending mitigation for more frequent turnover rates
  • Exploring short, mid, and long-term solutions for parking
  • Engaging and listening to residents and businesses
  • Using a data-driven process (utilization counts) to determine existing conditions
  • Developing a plan that can be used in other parts of the city

The study will be used to inform future planning work.

Download the full study: