COLORADO SPRINGS — Residents in the Near and Old North End neighborhoods have the chance to learn more about a proposed parking plan for the area Wednesday.
The Parking Action Plan was developed after a culmination of a series of neighborhood meetings from residents.
It was also developed after a recommendation of the Old and Near North End Transportation study of the area that began in 2017 by the Department of Public Works.
More parking concerns have been raised recently due to the planned Robson Arena project on Colorado College's campus.
Each neighborhood's problem is examined as well as any possible side-effects of a solution being implemented in the area.
Before deciding what course of action it will take, the City is looking for feedback from those in the affected areas.
There are four possible solutions in the proposed parking plan that will be presented tonight.
"No Parking" Signs
The City said it could install "No Parking" signs that would make it illegal for cars to park on the street. It would help the neighborhoods where visibility is a concern or there is a lot of traffic coming out of the neighborhood.
Restrictive Parking and Permissive Parking are two options under this option. Under Restrictive Parking, it will limit parking during certain hours to help keep streets clear during popular times. It would only limit cars that are parked on the street. With Permissive Parking, cars are able to park for a pre-determined amount of time.
This option would allow residents to park a certain number of cars on the street in "No Parking" zones as long as the permit is displayed. The City said a unique ID is tied to an address and a permit can go into a residents' or guests' car.
Combinations of the options
Residents can also weigh in on a possible enforcement of a combination of the options listed above. The City said a "popular choice is Time-Restrictive Parking with the option for resident permits."
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the City Auditorium.
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