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City, County leaders still working to find a solution to parking problems on W. Franklin St.

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City and county leaders are still trying to find a solution to the parking problems on West Franklin Street. 

The issue was talked about in an Area Plan Commission on Thursday.

The majority of the meeting was spent talking about this topic. A St. Louis company, Alta Planning and Design, presented their report for the Franklin Street Parking Management & Active Transportation Plan.

The company said they talked with five organizations on the Franklin Street corridor to get a feel for their concerns and challenges, plus they conducted their own investigation. 

Then they used that material to generate their report for Thursday's Area Planning Commission meeting. 

Alta Planning and Design officials offered some ways to potentially help alleviate parking problems. They say adopting a new Parking Management Overlay Zoning District would relax minimum off-street parking requirements.  

Alta officials also recommended the city create a West-side shared Parking Management Association to manage off-street parking facilities for the area.

City officials say they will now sift through all the documents Alta game and talk more about this issue before making a vote. 

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