In response to increases in parking demand in the Downtown area, City staff worked with the consulting firm of Nelson Nygaard to develop a Downtown Parking Management Study to evaluate strategies and actions that can be undertaken to ensure convenient, available parking continues to be provided Downtown. The Study considers a range of options based on feasibility, effectiveness, cost, and community feedback, and recommends strategies for the short and medium term. Fourteen parking management strategies were identified in the study and vetted to the community. The strategies included both mechanisms to improve use of the existing parking spaces as well as ways to provide more parking.
The Downtown Parking Management Study was adopted by Council November 10, 2014. Here’s a link to the adopted Study.
City staff has begun implementing a number of the short-term strategies. Staff has also begun work on an Implementation Program to refine costs, timelines, and provide detailed next-steps for the remaining strategies. The Implementation Program includes community participation and is anticipated to conclude in the Spring of 2016.