Correcting name of shopping complex to Dayton Place
If you are used to parking in the Dayton Place parking lot at 4th and Dayton, beware. You could get a hefty parking ticket.
Edmonds Port Commissioner Fred Gouge gave us a heads up last week that the lot is now being monitored by a Diamond Parking attendant, who “sits inside of Dayton Plaza and waits to see if you go in to a shop in the plaza,” Gouge said. If you go elsewhere, you are assessed a $30 ticket, Gouge said.
Gouge said that on the Sunday before Christmas, he saw people receive tickets within 15 minutes of parking.
We asked Valorie Vaughn, property manager for Wallace Properties, about the change and she said that her company, which manages the Dayton Place building, began monitoring the parking because Dayton Place businesses had complaints from their customers that they couldn’t find a place to park.
“Upon receipt of our tenants’ complaints about the parking lot being full, Diamond Parking and myself did make a few trips at different times to note the parking lot’s availability,” Vaughn said in an email. Since there are currently two vacant spaces being marketed (in addition to the six businesses currently in the building), “we had to ensure there will be adequate parking,” she said.
“Terms and Conditions” signs have been posted warning those parking of the change, she added, although Gough said the signs are small and may be missed.
Customers of Dayton Place are advised to tell the parking lot attendant their license plate number if they will be in the building longer than two hours.