Suggestions wanted for downtown parking examine

Residents can attend enter session on Aug. 20


To higher handle and enhance parking situations downtown, the Metropolis of Midland employed a advisor agency to conduct a parking examine, which is now underway. Nevertheless, earlier than the examine can conclude, public suggestions is required.

Working in partnership with Midland’s Downtown Growth Authority, the consulting agency, Wealthy & Associates out of Southfield, started the examine in June with the next targets:

Observe present parking situations downtown, resembling how lengthy folks keep parked and what the turnover charge isTake stock and assess current parkingCollect enter from downtown companies and stakeholders, together with residentsSurvey downtown visitorsSelina Tisdale, the town’s group affairs director and DDA board member, mentioned the agency is verifying parking numbers and assembly with downtown property homeowners, resembling Chemical Financial institution and Delta School, to speak about parking wants and any future plans.

“I do know they have been on the town a few occasions, observing parking throughout a few of our main occasions this summer time,” Tisdale mentioned.

“So, they have been out and in of city during the last couple months.”

As well as, she mentioned the town is hoping to study greatest practices from Wealthy & Associates in the course of the course of, resembling perception into parking indicators and learn how to make the general public parking extra seen.

“We hope to study so much from them, simply as far as greatest practices in different communities,” she mentioned. “On the subject of imposing parking laws within the downtown, we are able to study what different communities are utilizing, particularly with the modifications within the tire chalking.”

To collect public suggestions and enter, a workshop session was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, by which all are welcome to attend and contribute suggestions.

Parking consultants from Wealthy & Associates will probably be accessible from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in Convention Room B at Midland Metropolis Corridor, 333 W. Ellsworth Road, to gather the general public enter, share collected examine knowledge and parking info, and speak with guests.

The drop-in session will probably be an off-the-cuff dialogue with no set agenda or presentation, so people are invited to cease by at any time in the course of the scheduled periods.

Tisdale mentioned they are going to be in search of suggestions resembling how straightforward it’s to search out parking areas downtown, how far persons are keen to stroll to their locations and what sort of parking folks want.

Along with the general public enter periods, an internet survey about downtown parking availability and enhancements is accessible at

For extra info or questions concerning the Downtown Midland Parking Examine, residents can contact the Downtown Growth Authority at 989-837-3330 or go to