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Parking Changes Implemented Starting Today

In order to enhance turnover, parking enforcement will expand from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (where applicable) on Broad Street from 4th to Belvidere Streets, which will reduce the amount of time long-term parkers occupy on-street spaces intended to support retail use.    

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From the Richmond Website:

The Central Business District (CBD) continues to experience economic growth and expansion as residents and businesses locate in the area. This expansion has increased the need for parking turnover. Beginning April 2, 2018, time restrictions will expand from 2 hours to 3 hours in order to give patrons an opportunity to visit the numerous businesses on the commercial corridor. In order to enhance turnover, parking enforcement will expand from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (where applicable) on Broad Street from 4th to Belvidere Streets, which will reduce the amount of time long-term parkers occupy on-street spaces intended to support retail use.

Road patterns have been adjusted in several areas in the CBD, including former parking spaces now serving as travel lanes. In addition, the City will enhance enforcement of the safety zones, which include parking in front of fire hydrants, travel lanes, handicap ramps, crosswalks and corner clearances.

In support of innovation and added convenience, the City will be launching a new Mobile Payment App by mid-May 2018. This will allow parkers to pay for parking and extend parking time via their mobile devices.

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