Owensboro presented with new parking plan - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Owensboro presented with new parking plan

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The Owensboro City engineer presented a new parking plan to the city commission Tuesday afternoon. 

The engineer says with all the changes downtown, the plan will make better use of the private parking lots and garages.

The main goal of the plan is to make parking more efficient so people can come enjoy downtown Owensboro businesses, restaurants, and parks.

Andrea Ijanes never has problems finding a parking spot when coming to work at Classy Consignment in downtown Owensboro, but she says some of her customers do.

"People will come in, and we're a consignment store, so they will have several boxes. It's difficult to park a further distance away and not be able to come in here, park in the front," Ijanes said.

The City of Owensboro wants to make parking easier for people coming downtown by creating more handicap and 30 minute parking spaces at every intersection and also by working with private lot owners.

"We have a lot of spots that are not regulated. They are regulated by different entities, different organizations, that aren't always talking to each other. We want to bring everything under one umbrella," city engineer, Joe Schepers said. 

Schepers recommended to the commission that the city create a parking committee and to increase parking fines. Ijanes says the city's parking plan will help improve downtown for businesses and people.

Schepers believes that if the parking plan is carried out correctly it will help take care of some of the parking problems downtown.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

 

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Evansville woman from Puerto Rico collecting items for Hurricane Maria relief

    Evansville woman from Puerto Rico collecting items for Hurricane Maria relief

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:13:44 GMT
    Dr. Manley's wife, Leida, is from Puerto Rico. They've started collecting dozens of nonperishable items to be shipped to Puerto Rico.Dr. Manley's wife, Leida, is from Puerto Rico. They've started collecting dozens of nonperishable items to be shipped to Puerto Rico.

    A Tri-State woman is seeking help for Puerto Rico. Her brothers and sisters are among those still in need, one month after Hurricane Maria upended the island. More than 80% of the island is still without power, and about a third of people have no access to clean water.  Leida Manley and her husband, Dr. Clovis Manley, started collecting canned goods and other necessities to ship to the island. Leida, born and raised in Puerto Rico, has eight brothers a...

    More >>

    A Tri-State woman is seeking help for Puerto Rico. Her brothers and sisters are among those still in need, one month after Hurricane Maria upended the island. More than 80% of the island is still without power, and about a third of people have no access to clean water.  Leida Manley and her husband, Dr. Clovis Manley, started collecting canned goods and other necessities to ship to the island. Leida, born and raised in Puerto Rico, has eight brothers a...

    More >>
  • Boonville High School brings in record-breaking numbers for Sunrise School Spirit

    Boonville High School brings in record-breaking numbers for Sunrise School Spirit

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:50:50 GMT

    Friday morning on Sunrise School Spirit we saw the best of one Tri-State community. Boonville Pioneers students, faculty and staff came together like we've never seen.. possibly bringing in record amounts of canned food donations for the Tri-State Food Bank.. "It was a whole school participant..it was just like them rushing to Walmart all of the time and all of the stores just trying to get all the cans they could for the people that need them." said BHS Senior, ...

    More >>

    Friday morning on Sunrise School Spirit we saw the best of one Tri-State community. Boonville Pioneers students, faculty and staff came together like we've never seen.. possibly bringing in record amounts of canned food donations for the Tri-State Food Bank.. "It was a whole school participant..it was just like them rushing to Walmart all of the time and all of the stores just trying to get all the cans they could for the people that need them." said BHS Senior, ...

    More >>
  • Tropicana's land-based casino now open in Evansville

    Tropicana's land-based casino now open in Evansville

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:51:48 GMT
    WFIEWFIE

    It's a big day on Friday for the city of Evansville. Tropicana's new land-based casino opens to the public.

    More >>

    It's a big day on Friday for the city of Evansville. Tropicana's new land-based casino opens to the public.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly