Hey, Columbus, how are you liking the Short North parking plan? The Columbus Division of Parking Services still stands by it, albeit they make a few interim adjustments.
Beginning today, the following changes will take effect:
- Lower the 24-Hour Resident Guest Pass rate from $6 to $3
- Adjust the rate change timeframe from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (at both meters and mobile pay zones)
- Lower mobile pay only (side street) parking rates from $2/hour to $1/hour between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in permit zones SNA, SNB and SNE
- Reduce Goodale Street meter rates to $1/hour and remove time limit restriction
- In partnership with the Short North Alliance, enhance the already successful off-street retail validation program with a new on-street validation program through the Park Columbus app
Then, in late summer, the following changes are tentatively planned to be made:
- Increase the number of guest permits available to residents from 1 to 2
- Allow visitors to extend time in mobile pay (side street) zones for up to 6 hours
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According to a release, Division of Parking Services is pleased with the plan’s many “accomplishments,” it has committed to continually reviewing feedback from the community and use it to make changes to better serve the public. The forthcoming changes were informed by an effort Parking Services dubs a “listening tour” where information was gathered from the public throughout March and April. Feedback gleaned from Short North business owners was also used.
“I am proud of the parking plan’s many successes, and especially its nimbleness to be responsive to the community it serves. The data-driven and community input we received allows us to enhance access and parking opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors of the thriving Arts District,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director of Parking Services.
Parking Services sites the turnover in the neighborhood and the allowance of residents to use on-street parking to park closer to their homes as two of the parking plan’s successes.
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