I just wanted to give you a quick update on some parking issues for the 100 Block of S. Gay Street.
This week we plan to lower the price for parking on the Jackson Avenue Parking lot to bring this cost in line with the meters on Gay Street. The new cost will be .50 an hour or $4 for the entire day. Monthly parking rates will remain at $40.
Also we are in the process of placing a Commercial Loading Zone sign on the western side of the 200 Block where it is presently designated "No Parking". We are mindful here of the central garbage location we have agreed to for the block. At some point, KAT may need this space for a Trolley stop but we wanted to put these spaces back in service. In addition to loading and unloading these spaces will be available for free after 6 and on weekends as are other commercial loading spaces.
Lastly, we continue to work on getting the two parking kiosks for the 100 Block. I have scheduled a meeting today to get a status report.
Thanks for your interest and don't forget First Friday this week. Also the Mardi Growl parade and event (http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2011/0211.asp) will be Saturday starting at our new Downtown Dog Park and ending at Market Square.