Parking in downtown Denver is about to change

Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 19:01:57-04

Parking in downtown Denver is about to change along the Broadway Corridor, a spokesperson with Denver Public Works told 7NEWS. 

The changes are part of a larger Parking Area Management Plan the city of Denver has developed with neighbors and businesses in the South Broadway area, from 6th Avenue to Alameda Avenue. 

The changes along South Broadway include: 

  • New loading zones on the north end of most blocks to allow for easy maneuvering from 6am-6pm (these spaces convert to 2-hour parking from 6pm-10pm).
  • New 30-minute metered parking spaces on the south end of each block to allow for short term parking from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. These spots convert to 2-hour metered parking from 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
  • Mid-block parking meters with consistent 2-hour time limits and rates of $1.00/hour, in operation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Heather Burke, with Denver Public Works, said these changes aim to balance the demand for parking and create more consistent parking patterns along the corridor, maximize available parking in this high-acitivity area and better match parking durations with adjacent activities. 

These changes started Friday and will take several weeks to be complete, Burke said. 

For more information on the Baker/Broadway area plan, visit Denver Public Works and click under "Plans and Studies."