Town officials says they’ll unveil new parking signs this week marking additional sections of North Main Street and Concord Road as 2-hour parking only. The town said the changes would take effect Sept. 10, with enforcement beginning Sept. 17.
As we reported Aug. 23,the change comes as the town continues to carry out recommendations in a consultant’s 2011 study of downtown parking and traffic. The study said downtown has a surplus of parking spaces, though that will decline with new development. Business owners have been concerned that there’s not enough parking for potential customers.
Last year, the town restricted parking to two hours in front of Town Hall and along a portion of South Street, where residents were given resident parking permits. The two-hour parking limit is managed by the town’s parking enforcement officer. The overtime parking fine in Davidson is $30.
Here’s a town announcement issued Tuesday:
Town Announces Parking Changes: Main Street and Concord Road offer 2-hour spaces
The town announces parking spaces along sections of North Main Street and Concord Road will change from all-day parking to 2-hour parking. The town is following the recommendation of the parking study conducted by Rich and Associates Consultants, Inc. in March 2011 and adopted by the Davidson Board of Commissioners in May 2011.
The parking study states that Davidson has an ample supply of parking spaces, but that the management of current spaces needs to be modified in key downtown areas. The switch to 2-hour parking will provide appropriate turnover in spaces for visitors coming in to town. The town has worked in collaboration with Davidson College to enact these changes.
The new parking signs will be unveiled this week, and parking changes will go into effect the week of September 10. The Davidson Police Department will begin enforcement the week of September 17.
Aug. 23, 2012, “2-hour parking expanding downtown”
Dec. 29, 2011, “South St. gets 2-hour parking, resident permits”
March 23, 2011, “Study finds parking adequate, enforcement needed”