Columbus city officials say interim changes to the Short North parking plan take effect on Monday.
Jim Letizia reports.
The changes include:
-lowering the price of a 24-hour resident guest pass from six to three dollars
-The rate change timeframe at meters and mobile pay zones moves from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-Side street parking rates will decrease from two dollars to one dollar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in permit zones SNA, SNB and SNE
-Rates on Goodale Street parking meters will be 1 dollar an hour with time limits removed
-And the city says a new ParkColumbus app will enhance the off-street retail validation program
The city says the changes come from feedback primarly from Short North businesses. More changes are possible this summer, depending on public feedback. Those include increasing the number of available guest permits from 1 to 2, and allowing visitors to park on side streets for up to 6 hours. The city says it wants to increase daytime parking for businesses without impacting residents. The plan was launched in February after multiple delays.