The Downtown is supported by 11 public parking facilities - 2 parking structures and 9 surface parking lots with approximately 1,500 off-street parking spaces. These off-street parking spaces have timed parking structures from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding holidays). To help manage daytime parking demands between long-term parkers and short-term parkers, the City administers a Downtown Parking Permit Program for property owners, businesses and residents within the Parking District.
Downtown Paid Parking Study
In June 2018 at the Downtown Committee, the City launched a downtown paid parking study to provide a roadmap on how to implement paid parking in downtown Mountain View. The objective of the study is to increase public parking capacity within the existing public parking system and reduce public parking demand to preclude building a third parking structure.
The study was first discussed at a City Council study session on October 16, 2016, where Council directed staff to study paid parking as a long-term goal (see Staff Report - Item 3.1). At the March 6, 2018 Downtown Committee meeting, the committee discussed the scope for the study (see Staff Report - Item 7.2) and through a competitive proposal process, the City hired Dixon Resources. City Council will begin discussions of the study in 2019.
Engaging the Mountain View community for feedback is part of the study in two phases. Phase 1: Collecting feedback about the downtown Mountain View public parking system and phase 2: sharing draft findings and recommendations. Please check back to this webpage for updates. In addition, the Downtown Committee will continue to receive monthly updates at their meetings regarding the progress of the study (Committee agendas).
Valet Parking Pilot Program
On March 1, 2018, the City of Mountain View launched a one year free downtown valet assist parking pilot program at Parking Lot 11 - Villa Street at Franklin Street (see map to the left). The program will be available for any driver parking in downtown Mountain View during the following days and hours:
No fee will be charged during the pilot program to encourage drivers to use the program and provide support to the downtown business community.