Does Downtown Rochester Really Need Parking Structures?

Downtown Rochester Parking Rochester Media has been following the parking issues in Rochester since the McKenna Associates community planning and design consultants used a city survey to offer a complete parking strategy for the downtown area. The strategy cost the city $27,500 and it was delivered to the city in April of 2013. Over 900 online surveys were submitted. Some key results are: 82% of respondents listed “Restaurants/Bars” as the primary reason for visiting downtown 56% of … [Read more...]

No More Free Parking on Main Street

Free parking on Main Street will soon be over The Main Street Makeover eliminated the parking meters on Main Street and free parking has been the status quo for over a year. Visitors to the downtown area noticed that employees and business owners were snagging the good on-street parking for themselves. That has ended. By the end of the month, 300 meters covering the on-street parking in downtown Rochester will be ready to take your coins, as well as your credit cards. The old meters took … [Read more...]