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File #: 20-123    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/17/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on Parking Study 2020 PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to update the Council on the status of the Parking Study 2020 and check-in on next steps for moving forward.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Walker Consultants Parking Study Scope of Work
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Update on Parking Study 2020
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to update the Council on the status of the Parking Study 2020 and check-in on next steps for moving forward.
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DEPARTMENT: Economic Development

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Stone, AICP Economic Development Director (919) 918-7319 astone@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: On June 11, 2019, Town Council directed staff to undertake a parking study that would examine a paid for parking system for the Downtown. The motion stated "Staff is directed to look into (with help of a consultant or by themselves) the designing of a paid-for parking program and how to time limit enforce parking in the downtown, including options for the private lot owners to participate in the program and the enforcement. Scenarios will include a deck and without a deck. Staff, and/or the consultant, will also provide assessments on how to pay for these projects."

Through an RFP process, the Town hired Walker Parking Consultants to conduct a study. Their scope of work includes the following task 1) kick-off meeting with staff, 2) stakeholder engagement, 3) data review and analysis, 4) enforcement operations and maintenance, 5) parking technology, payment systems and scalability, 6) capital costs and revenue, and 7) analysis of equity impacts, the full proposal is attached as Attachment 1.

An important piece of this report was to update the parking counts from the 2017 parking study. Town staff has been working with the CBA to identify an agreeable timeframe to do counts that fairly represent typical usage of town parking supply. The counts have now been scheduled for Thursday March 26th and Saturday March 28th.

At the time this study was commissioned, staff was directed to consider a possible revenue stream to pay for a "free-standing" parking structure independent of the 203 project. Since the town is now taking the approach of maximizing existing surface lot capacity and collaborating with...

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