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City Adjusts Short North Parking Rules, Starts Planning for Other Neighborhoods

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Adjusts Short North Parking Rules, Starts Planning for Other Neighborhoods

Some of the new parking rules for the Short North that the City of Columbus rolled out in January will be changing this summer, including a price cut for resident guest passes and a reduction in how much it costs to park along side streets during the day. When the city’s Assistant Director for Parking […]

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Strategic Parking Plan Conversation – South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Strategic Parking Plan Conversation – South Side

On Wednesday, May 1 from 6pm to 8pm, the City of Columbus will be hosting a conversation for South of Downtown Neighborhoods (German Village, Brewery District & South Side) to discuss the Columbus Strategic Parking Plan. An important discussion about the future of parking in our historic district and the surrounding neighborhoods. The conversation will […]

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State Auto Floats Plan for New Downtown Garage

Brent Warren Brent Warren State Auto Floats Plan for New Downtown Garage

State Auto Insurance is looking to build a 791-car parking garage behind its headquarters at 518 E. Broad St. Plans for the new building were presented to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday. An existing row of trees along Washington Avenue would be preserved under the proposal, but that strip of land could potentially be developed […]

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New Short North Parking Rules Now in Effect

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Short North Parking Rules Now in Effect

Today marks the first day of implementation for the long-awaited and long-debated Short North Parking Plan. The bags have been removed from new parking signs throughout the neighborhood and tickets will be issued — although no fines will be associated with those tickets for at least two weeks, according to the city. The warning tickets […]

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Pay-By-Phone Now Available at Meters in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pay-By-Phone Now Available at Meters in the Short North

The City of Columbus has rolled out a mobile payment option for parking meters in the Short North. New stickers, directing people to download an app called ParkColumbus, have been placed on about 600 parking meters in the neighborhood To pay for parking using the app, users will need to enter the zone number posted […]

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Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Two Parking Garages Presented to Downtown Commission

Amid the ongoing conversation about how autonomous vehicles and “mobility as a service” could render parking garages in urban areas obsolete, proposals for two new parking garages were on the Downtown Commission’s agenda this month. The larger of the two is the 650-space Ohio Center Garage, which will serve the Greater Columbus Convention Center and […]

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Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Smart Columbus opened its new Experience Center Downtown in June. Also revealed at that time was a plan to purchase a self-driving shuttle bus that will run in a loop between the new center and COSI. That project is still on track to open before the end of the year, but there have been a series […]

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