Parking problems plague downtown Amarillo businesses
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:22:19 GMT —
Italian Restaurant is in the heart of downtown Amarillo, but Manager Oscar Rangel said lately potential customers take a second look before they dine there, and it's because of limited parking.
nyone would rather free park at a restaurant that has no limitation of time
and because they see signs around our restaurant they immediately assume that they might have a parking ticket by the time they get out of lunch
," Rangel said.
apoli's shares a
12 space parking lot with a neighboring business that's dedicated to customers, but most of the time it's not customers that fill the spaces.
ometimes my employees have difficulty finding parking,
" he said.
e have to allow our employees to use those spots because they can't park anywhere else
Amarillo Inc. unveiled its most recent study on downtown parking Monday, and according to Executive Director Melissa Dailey, sufficient amount of parking isn't the problem.
ell interestingly enough we have more parking than any other land use downtown
." Dailey said. "P
arking lots actually out number all other uses combined downtown."
the solution to parking problems is the management of parking spots and times
. The survey divided parking into three types: on-street spaces, private surface lots and public surface lots.
ne of the things we're exploring is a possibility of a centralized parking garage for
Polk Street to provide parking not only for people coming downtown for entertainment, but also for people that are in office buildings," Dailey said.