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Off-Site SEA Parking Expansion Debated

An off-site parking vendor serving Seattle Tacoma International Airport has put forward proposals to extend the parking lot as part of a long-term development strategy.

The plan put forward by the owner of the off-site lot proposes extending the lot by annexing the property to the south. The effect of this would be to more than double the size off its current operation. Part of the debate around the issue is happening because in order for the lot to extend, the property to the south would need to be reclassified so passengers would be able to park there.

Another issue that is currently being debated is the longer term prospects for the off-site lot serving SeaTac Airport. The owner of the lot believes that the nearby SR-509 will one day be extended, which would have the impact of increasing traffic in the area, and one part of the proposal is to eventually build a hotel on the same site.

The proposals are currently being debated by SeaTac City Council, but it is proving to be somewhat contentious for several members of the council, so the debate continues.

For passengers looking for parking near Seattle Tacoma International Airport, there are currently multiple off-site parking lot options. There are around 20 off-site parking choices for travelers, with a range of facilities and parking options (including long and short term) on offer. Passengers can also benefit from a free shuttle bus to take them from the off-site lot to the airport.

The debate over the proposed expansion looks set to go on for some time yet.

Sea Tac International Airport Wins “Best ‘Green’ Concessions Practice” Award Seattle Washington

Seattle, Washington travelers can be especially pleased with their Sea Tac International Airport. It has won an award according to the Puget Sound Business Journal for the “Best ‘Green’ Concessions Practice.” The award was given at the 2009 North America Concessions Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. 200 North American airport concessions participated in the conference. The Sea Tac International Airport concessions have recycled over 1,200 tons of material within the past year.

Additionally the Sea Tac International Airport was awarded Second Place for the “Best Convenience Retail Program – Large Airport” category. Certainly Seattle area travelers can be pleased they have such a ‘green’ and top-quality airport to travel through.

That’s why Seattle travelers will want to be sure to have extra time to stop and enjoy the Sea Tac International Airport before boarding their flight. Pick up souvenirs for your loved ones or grab a quick bite to eat at the many fine eateries available at the Sea Tac International Airport. When you choose off airport parking through AirportParkingReservations.com, you’ll always have the time to stop and spend time in your chosen airport. Whether picking up that special souvenir or a quick meal before your flight, many travelers know just how important that extra time can be. It can be so frustrating when you have to rush for your flight, wishing you could have stopped to buy a book or magazine for your flight.

As you travel from the Sea Tac International Airport, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

Park N Fly

Extra Car

SeaTac

Skyway Inn Airport Parking

America’s Best Value Airport Inn & Airport Parking

Park N Jet

Econolodge SeaTac North

Sandstone Inn Airport Parking

Source: http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2009/11/09/daily30.html