The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce invites all members of the public to participate in a public workshop on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the DTE Community Room, 425 S. Main, Ann Arbor, to discuss downtown parking conditions.
After much public input, Ann Arbor City Council accepted a report from Peter Calthorpe Associates earlier this year which provided a recommended vision and policy framework for the redevelopment of downtown Ann Arbor.Upon accepting the report, City Council approved a strategy for implementation of this report, including the recommendation to pursue a parking strategy for the downtown that would meet community goals.
To support this effort, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority distributed an RFQ this spring and selected Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates to assemble a comprehensive study of the downtown parking system. To date their work has included utilization counts, land use analysis, an inventory of downtown private parking spaces, responses to a mail-in survey from 3,000 parking patrons, and several dozen patron interviews.
A public workshop has been scheduled Wednesday evening, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to glean input from the public on their perception of downtown parking demand, conflicts during periods of peak utilization, parking priorities, and most importantly how parking can be managed to support the community’s overall goals and priorities. All members of the public are warmly invited to attend this workshop to provide input on this important topic.
For additional information, please contact Susan Pollay at the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority office at email@example.com or call 734/994-6697.