A study commissioned by Walker Consultants suggested that paid parking could be on the horizon for downtown Fayetteville.
It recommends a few things: more self-sustaining parking, increase hours of day-to-day enforcement, with the addition of Saturday parking hours. Paid parking is the final recommendation.
Would you pay to park in downtown @CityOfFayNC ? Consultants are bringing the study before city council next Monday. We’ll here how some residents feel about the recommendations tonight on #abc11. pic.twitter.com/qVDKzKvJ2W— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) January 28, 2019
Fayetteville City Traffic Engineer Lee Jernigan told ABC11 that the study first was commissioned last May to get a better idea of what parking would be like once the baseball stadium opened. Since then, the study evolved into improving day-to-day parking operations on both a normal day and a game day.
"Where is the money going?" asked Lindsey Wofford, a mother who parks every day along Hay Street when picking up her children from school.
“The proposals from the study at this point would recommend one dollar an hour for on-street parking.” City traffic engineer Lee Jernigan says this recommendation is set to go before city council next Monday. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/9uvrwcVUNT— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) January 29, 2019
Jernigan explained that the parking money would go into a parking-related fund. Parking could be $1 an hour to park on the street and prices in the parking deck could vary.
The consultant will go before the city council next Monday, Feb. 4.