Downtown Parking Deck Public Comment Meeting 2016-03-15

On Valdosta’s website, 9 March 2016, CVDA Hosts Public Forum for Proposed Downtown Parking Deck, Mar. 15

The City of Valdosta and Central Valdosta Development Authority will host a public forum on Tuesday, March 15 to discuss a proposed new parking deck for Downtown Valdosta. The forum will take place at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, located at 300 N. Lee Street.

The parking deck is being suggested as one option to create additional parking opportunities in Downtown Valdosta. At the forum, conceptual plans for the parking deck will be presented. Key staff members will be present at the meeting, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and voice concerns related to the proposed project.

For more information, contact the Main Street office at 229-259-3577.

Noelani Mathews, WCTV, 14 March 2016, Local Shops React to Parking Deck in Downtown Valdosta,

Parking on the streets of downtown Valdosta can be a challenge.

“It’s hard for the merchants to deal with people not coming downtown because they say there’s no place to park,” says Owner of 109 Central, Jamie Pitts.

Another local shop says, “It needs to happen now, rather than waiting until we have no parking.”

Now, the City wants to change that.

Leaders are considering where to build a downtown parking deck. One possible location is off of Toombs Street and the other off of McKey.