Downtown Development Authority of Augusta. Proposed Parking Management Plan for the Broad Street Corridor. Current Parking Facts. The current supply is 2,150 on-street spaces and 11,792 off-street spaces. Many of the off-street spaces are made up of private surface lots
Downtown Development Authority of Augusta
Proposed Parking Management Plan for the Broad Street Corridor
The current supply is 2,150 on-street spaces and 11,792 off-street spaces.
Many of the off-street spaces are made up of private surface lots
On-street parking is free with a two-hour limit
Time limits are enforced by sworn officers and is one of many functions of their job
Parking Facts cont.
The fine for an overstayed parking time limit is $20
There is a perception that there is a scarcity of on-street parking
There is no real mechanism for citation appeals or collecting outstanding tickets
On-street parking occupancy in the Broad Street Corridor (5th to 13th Streets, between Reynolds and Ellis) is 100% at peak times and averages 80%
Off-street parking occupancy in the Broad Street Corridor is 37% at peak times
On average all day parkers (employees/commuters) consumed 30.4% of the total of on-street spaces and as high as 40% in the Broad Street Corridor (Busy On-street)
212 parkers actually parked 6-7 hours
The following new projects have been approved for Downtown Augusta
Where will the meters be installed?
What will be the days and hours of enforcement?
What are the proposed rates?
Will there be any friendly validation programs?
How will the meters be funded?
What will be the affect on the appearance of the CBD?
Where will the net proceeds go?
How will this affect the real estate property in downtown Augusta?
Where are residents going to park?
Where will commuters and retail employees park?
Is there free parking available?
How will this program be measured?
What is the proposed timeline for the plan?
“On-street parking is without question the most valuable asset in any downtown parking system. It is the most visible and should be the most convenient parking available. Its most important function is to provide convenient access to downtown businesses.”