A number of parking changes have been occurring this month around Manhattan, with more changes to come, starting next week.
Starting Tuesday in downtown Manhattan, patrons will be subject to two hour parking limits on the street. Gina Snyder, Executive Director of Downtown Manhattan Inc., says that means patrons will need to be mindful of their length of stay.
“Gone is the chalk on a stick, and the ability to walk out there and rub that off your tire or just move two stalls down. You’ll need to move your vehicle entirely,” she said.
This will be enforced through GPS and cameras installed in the downtown area. All of Poyntz Ave. and side streets are limited to two hours, beginning next week. In addition, most public lots have some two hour limits. The two hour limit is on a per-block basis, meaning if you move your vehicle within the same block but it stays on that block for more than two consecutive hours, it will be ticketed as though it was not moved at all, according to information on the City of Manhattan website.
With paid parking entering the scene at the Aggieville parking garage also next week, that leads to questions of whether the same is in store for Downtown’s future. Snyder says a conversation on the topic is likely to come.
“It’s probably coming,” she said.
Parking will be enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No overnight parking will be allowed and RCPD will enforce that.
Aggieville also began enforcing parking limits in timed areas to two hours for on street parking, earlier this month. Paid parking in the Aggieville parking garage starts Tuesday.
“Payment will be credit card only. We will have two pay stations in the garage as well as the Park mobile app,” said Manhattan Parking Services Manager Adrienne Tucker.
The first two hours of parking will be free. After that it’s $2 an hour with a daily maximum of $10. That goes until 10 p.m. daily.
Here are some locations where unlimited parking will be available going forward in the downtown area.
Manhattan Town Center
Parking lot on 5th Street between Poyntz and Houston
Parking lot on 3rd Street Between Poyntz and Houston
Parking lot between 3rd and 4th streets on Humboldt
Parking lot west of Dillard’s