South of Charleston Boulevard, the plan calls for new meters, new parking structures and monthly subsidized employee and resident parking
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In case you missed it, the City of Las Vegas is installing on-street parking meters in the Las Vegas Arts District this month. The details were outlined during the April 6 City Council meeting.
“Parking is a bit of a mess out there and we’ve been tasked with trying to fix it,” says Brandy Stanley, Parking Services Manager for the City of Las Vegas.
The City currently offers free street parking in the Arts District, along with several public paid parking lots. The new plan calls for the new meters, new parking structures and monthly subsidized employee and resident parking, all concentrated south of Charleston Boulevard for now. Below is a map of the meters and lots.
Meters placed in front of businesses and higher foot traffic areas along Main Street and side streets (highlighted in pink on the map) will cost $2 an hour with a four-hour limit. Meters along sections of Casino Center and some side streets to the east, along with the western side of Commerce Street (highlighted in green), will cost $1 an hour. Meter rates vary in the parking lots.
Subsidized employee and resident parking will cost $10 a month. Subsidized parking will be available in all lots and in areas with $1 per hour meters. In addition, the City will dedicate security in the evenings with a number employers can call for security escorts.
“This is predominantly going to be around 2 to 5 in the morning when the bars are shutting down and some of the employees … need to get safely to and from their vehicles,” Stanley says.
The City will also issue a 10-year, $20 million bond in 2023 to build a parking structure in the Arts District which will add 500-700 parking spots for the area and allow businesses to expand. “Right now, parking is constricting some of the ability for some of the businesses to expand,” Stanley says.
The meters are the latest in a series of efforts to ease parking concerns in the area. During her presentation, Stanley noted that the City has added more than 500 parking spaces in the last three years, some in recent weeks such as the just-opened surface lot on the corner of Utah and Casino Center.