The Gazette covers City Hall, now a flood-damaged icon on May's Island in the Cedar River

Post-flood parking plan for downtown, including next week’s registration for monthly parkers, put on hold. Parking remains free for September

In City Hall, Floods on August 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Downtown parkers, take a breath.

The city will continue free, post-flood parking downtown throughout September.

In addition, the city’s plan to register existing monthly parkers and new ones, which was slated for next week, now has been postponed until late September, the city reports.

The city says the delay in implementing a new post-flood parking strategy is a result of a delay in restoring utility service to the city parkades.

The proposed new parking plan, which may yet be modified by the City Council, includes reducing monthly rates to $30; adding more parking on First Street SE and the Second and Third Avenue bridges by changing parallel parking to angle parking; and allowing only contractors to park on Second and Third avenues in the near-term.

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  1. Since the flood, will downtown parking really be a problem?

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