PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles has begun assessing downtown parking needs and is requesting community input to help identify potential solutions. Interested community members are encouraged to attend a public forum on Monday, April 16, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paso Robles Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring St.
The parking assessment will identify residential and business parking needs and potential solutions for the areas between 6th and 17th Streets and between Olive Street and Riverside Avenue. All residents, businesses, and property owners within the study area will receive meeting invitations by mail the week of April 1.
“Anyone who lives or works in Paso Robles is aware of our downtown parking challenges,” said City Manager Tom Frutchey. “At one point it was a signal of our success; it is now time to address the shortage of parking to improve the experience for residents and visitors. To develop the right set of solutions will require input from residents, business owners, employees, and property managers to find near-term and longer-term solutions. We hope that as many members of the public as possible will attend on April 16 and help us devise a parking plan that works for the community, business owners and shoppers.”
Findings from public meetings and an initial Parking Needs Assessment will be presented at the April 17 City Council meeting.
If you cannot attend the Downtown Parking meeting but would like to express your opinion to the parking consultant, please send your comments via email to [email protected] or call (805) 237-3888 no later than 5 p.m. on April 15.