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Grand Rapids considering charging for parking on weekends, evenings

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It may soon cost you more money to park in downtown Grand Rapids.

City leaders are considering charging people to park between 8 a..m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and also noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Currently, drivers don’t need to fill their parking meters after 6 p.m. on weekdays, or at all on the weekends.

The report by MLive says it would result in a higher turnover rate for parking spots.

This is one of several recommendations related to parking, made by city staff.

The mobile GR and parking services department will be accepting input from the public, and community stakeholders before anything is approved.

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4 comments

  • Matt

    Thats a great way to get more people to come downtown and spend money! I understand you need the revenue but how about you right more speeding tickets.

  • Andrew

    Parking is already a mess down there, why punish the public even more. As someone who used to live right downtown and now lives outside the city in Caledonia, (as much as I’d like too) I don’t make it down nearly as much as I’d like since it’s already difficult and now extra costly.

  • Wally

    Expect newly hired city manager Mark Washington to follow the same boring liberal playbook. He’s going to increase taxes wherever possible so the underacheivers can have a free 1600sq ft condo over looking the Grand River. What’s next? A craft beer tax so you can cater Ruth Chris at Heartside Park?

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