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Studies Look For Solutions to Parking Woes in German Village, Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Studies Look For Solutions to Parking Woes in German Village, Short North
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Studies are underway in both German Village and the Short North, as city and neighborhood leaders look to tackle one of the most common symptoms of successful urban neighborhoods; conflict over parking.

The city’s Department of Public Service has hired a team of consultants to study the issue in the Short North, where the first of three public open houses is scheduled for March 13th at the Goodale Park Shelter House.

“We hope to hear from a wide and diverse group of constituents at the open house,” said Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance, adding that the meeting is open to not just business owners and residents, but to anyone who visits the Short North.

“We look forward to the many creative ideas that will be generated based on public input, best practices, and our unique situation in the Short North Arts District and its neighborhoods.”

According to the project’s website, the Short North study will also include a full inventory of parking spaces, a look at areas of high and low parking demand, and an examination of future parking needs. The end goal of the process is to present a range of “practical and implementable” solutions to the neighborhood.

In German Village, a team of grad-students in OSU’s City and Regional Planning program is helping to gather data and conduct a survey on parking in the neighborhood. The German Village Society’s Parking Committee has also drafted a “Parking Values Statement” that is meant to guide the work of the class and the eventual formation of a neighborhood-wide parking policy.

To take the German Village parking survey, CLICK HERE.

For the Short North survey, CLICK HERE.

For ongoing discussion on parking in Columbus, CLICK HERE to visit our Messageboard.

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