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So is there too much parking or not enough parking downtown?

I think this depends on who you ask...

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So if you come downtown occasionally it's not that difficult to find a spot in a parking lot or a ramp the park .. which would lead people to say there's plenty of parking. But the people that I talk to are often times bartenders, waitresses or people in the service industry that don't make that much money to begin with. So to be forced to pay $24 a day to park or higher is painful and when you have to pay that every day it adds up, Further, the Northeast side where they are building the Embassy Suites there's very little parking over there with all of the construction which adds to the frustration.

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We're a week away from the city installing parking meters along Wealthy Street in Cherry Hill, and Cherry Street in East Hills biz district. The employees are definitely going to seek free/unmetered parking off of those streets, now, which will push them into the residential areas. Which means the residents are going to potentially be impacted for finding parking "where they used to." If there is a parking issue post-meters, the city will study that 3 block region and pitch the zone to the city commission as a parking permit program area. No matter what, there's definitely growing pains being felt regardless of the attempts to fix it! It's tough to say what the best solution is, yet.

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I have a though, have baked idea. I will message you.

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Very difficult to have problems parking ar yout home. .. and it is too bad the best that can be done is wait and see what is going to happen. I have to believe that other neighborhoods in other communities have gone through this and so there is data on what is likely to happen.

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