City officials resurrect paid parking plan
Feb. 22, 2022 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
After nearly a three-year hiatus the Plymouth City Commission is once again considering paid parking for the downtown area.
Members listened to citizen comments and concerns and unanimously passed a resolution at the regular City Commission meeting held Feb. 7 to revive the UCAA Parking committee that last met Feb. 5, 2020. There were some concerns on museum access, employee and customer impact on businesses and the impact on residents living near the downtown area.
Three years ago, commissioners and administrators were set to review data compiled by City Manager Paul Sincock. The DDA Board received a report from parking consultant Rich and Associates, which found there was a potential for significant revenue as a result of paid parking in the downtown area. The City Commission was set to review the data and establish a plan of action.
On July 31, 2019, Members of the city commission discussed the potential for paid parking in downtown Plymouth at a Committee of the Whole meeting.
At that time commissioners agreed to decide on the measure once a plan was presented and approved by members of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Following a presentation by Sincock, and several questions and answers by commissioners and those in attendance, commissioners officially directed Sincock to prepare a plan for paid parking.