Category Archives: Parking

City considering fees associated with modern parking enforcement technology

The City Commission has set a public hearing for Nov. 4 on proposed new parking fees related to new equipment and enforcement. This year, the city has been moving toward the installation of multi-space electronic pay stations on Central Avenue; license plate recognition equipment and software; as well as parking enforcement and back-end software. During the Oct. 23 Parking Advisory

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City continuing with plan to upgrade to pay stations, license plate readers for downtown parking

The city parking board is continuing with its plan to install 14 pay stations along Central Avenue. The Parking Advisory Commission had voted in June to recommend that the City Commission approve the purchase of the new pay stations and license plate reader technology for parking enforcement. On July 30, the key was recovered in the elevator mechanical room in the

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Milwaukee Station zone change approved

The zone change for the Milwaukee Station project has been approved 3-1. The project has been dubbed The Station and the Lofts at The Station. Commissioner Tracy Houck left the meeting before the vote and Commissioner Mary Moe was opposed. The zone change allows a greater building height and also reduces some parking and landscaping requirements. Milwaukee Station project zone

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Parking meter key recovered, city considering options

The missing parking meter key has been recovered. It was found July 30, according to city staff, by a maintenance worker checking the elevator mechanical room in the city’s North Parking Garage. City moving forward with plans for license plate readers, pay stations for downtown parking The key had been missing since a March 23 break-in at the parking office

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City considering license plate recognition, pay stations for downtown parking enforcement

The city is looking at options for license plate reader technology and pay stations to replace the parking meters downtown. The city resumed enforcement of the two-hour time limit June 22 but the meters have not been re-installed. In March, someone broke into the parking office in the north garage and stole a pickup truck and keys, which included the

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Parking board votes to resume two-hour enforcement downtown

Now that restaurants, bars and shops are reopening downtown, discussions over parking enforcement are ramping up again. In March, the city suspended enforcement of downtown parking to support the restaurants and bars that were shifting to takeout and curbside operations under the COVID-19 restrictions. Parking meter heads removed due to break-in at city parking office; theft of meter keys Around

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Parking meter heads removed due to break-in at city parking office; theft of meter keys

Updated: April 1 9:30 a.m. to correct the monthly revenue figure. Parking meter heads have vanished from the downtown area, but it’s not because of COVID-19. In this case, it’s theft. Around 5 a.m. March 23, someone broke into the North Garage office and one of the items stolen was keys for the on-street parking meters, according to Craig Raymond,

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City considering parking code changes March 3 for development projects

City Commissioners will consider code changes to the parking requirements for development during their March 3 meeting. The proposed changes have been presented in public meetings since December and include reductions in some required minimums for certain land uses; credit for bicycle parking; parking stall dimensions; paving options; and more. Proposed parking code changes get first read at Feb. 4

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City considering 1-year contract extension for parking contractor as it considers long-term lease option

City Commissioners will consider a one-year extension of the parking enforcement and services agreement with SP+ Corportation during tonight’s meeting. The original agreement was approved in 2011 and renewed with three-year contracts since. It has also been amended to add tasks including snow removal contracting and back-office software purchase and maintenance. Staff is pursuing a one-year contract renewal as it

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