Downtown Parking Meeting – 12/3/2008

One of the branded downtown parking signs

Press Release from the City of Fort Wayne:

City Hosts Public Meeting For Downtown Parking Recommendations
Public will be able to comment

A representative from Carl Walker Parking Consultants will present recommendations Dec. 3 that came out of downtown Fort Wayne parking studies and could lay the groundwork for an integrated parking system.

The meeting, with an opportunity for public comment, will be 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in Jefferson Room A at the Grand Wayne Center.

The City has been working with a local steering committee and the Walker group to review downtown parking inventory including on- and off-street parking, enforcement and parking rates as part of Fort Wayne’s ongoing revitalization of downtown.

“I invite the public and especially downtown stakeholders to hear the recommendations,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We have done much study of existing policies and facilities, and Carl Walker has helped us look at how other cities have handled similar transitions. Now it is time to review these recommendations to see how we can implement them for Fort Wayne.”

Carl Walker’s final report will go to Mayor Henry for his review by the end of the year. Henry will then decide what recommendations to take to City Council early next year.

The proposed parking system will serve a planning purpose to ensure downtown parking inventory is developed and coordinated strategically in alignment with other goals of downtown revitalization. It would only have jurisdiction in downtown Fort Wayne.

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