You Need To Go To This: Parking Study Workshop

Community Workshop Aimed At Improving Downtown Parking

Los Angeles — Downtown Los Angeles’ burgeoning parking issues amplified by recent housing and business development, will be the focus of a March 2 community workshop presented by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA).

Civic leaders, policy makers, government agency representatives, community organizations, and individual stakeholders are invited to help shape the future of Downtown parking. Participants will discuss concerns arising out of the large number of new lofts and other residential developments, new businesses, and increased demand for parking spaces in the area.

Organized by the CRA/LA in conjunction with a study initiated in May 2004, the workshop takes place at the Department of Water and Power’s John Ferraro Building, Cafeteria/Dining Room, Level A, 111 N. Hope St., from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Among workshop topics will be:

(1) better use of on-street parking;
(2) prioritizing parking for residents and customers; and
(3) parking support for business, institutional and entertainment uses.

Recommendations emerging from the study will be presented to the Los Angeles City Council and are aimed at changing existing parking policies and improving the Downtown parking situation. Included in the study are interviews with key stakeholders and findings by a stakeholder task force and technical advisory committee.

The March 2 meeting is open to Downtown residents, merchants, business and property owners, employers, employees, manufacturing industries, truckers, and others. Validated parking will be available as well as Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
Public Transit, which offers extended hours from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The City Hall Shuttle provides transportation every 12 minutes, DASH Routes A and D may be accessed every 10 minutes.

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