A dispute over a small parking area just adjacent to the Pecos Pit Bar=B=Que on 35th SW is the subject of a public meeting scheduled for Jan. 12 at the West Seattle Senior Center.
The space in question served as a parking lot for more than six decades according to owner Gerry Kingen, but never had the kind of traffic now being generated by the presence of Pecos Pit. The issue came to a head when neighbors pointed out that parking was taking place there, in a spot that by law is not permitted for the purpose.
City Councilmember Lisa Herbold said, “the lot in question is single family zoned and - without a permit - parking is prohibited outright as a use.
The community discovered that the property use was in violation in early December after a meeting with Department of Construction and Inspections. My recollection was that neighbors were shocked that the parking was occurring in violation of the code.
The permit- as do other permits - has specific conditions that will address impacts arising from a parking lot location within a single family zone.”
The land Pecos is on, is owned by Seattle City Light.