Preliminary results of the downtown Columbus parking management study were presented by parking-management consultants at a public meeting October 16th at Columbus City Hall.
The Parking Management Study effort seeks to best manage parking through cost-effective, creative solutions that will improve experiences for all in Columbus. The study aims to address residents' concerns, protect the economy of business areas, ensure safety, and improve circulation.
Parking management consultants hired by the City of Columbus discussed alternative solutions for downtown parking, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. The City of Columbus has not made any recommendations at this time. The public meeting served as an important forum for public feedback into the process.
The Parking Steering Committee, consisting of representatives of the Downtown Merchants Association, Downtown Restaurants Association, City Engineer’s Office, Cummins Inc. and the Redevelopment Commission, will be making the final recommendations to the City.