Much of the street parking in Chagrin Falls recently changed to three hour parking in an effort to give visitors more time to enjoy the area. Recently, contracts with private parking areas have also been signed to offer free all day parking in the area. The map that’s provided in the pdf below shows the current parking regulations in effect across Chagrin Falls. If you have additional questions about parking, please feel free to call Village Hall at 440-247-5050.
The Parking Commission will meet on Thursday, April 26 at 4 pm in Village Hall Council Chambers. The agenda includes:
1. Review 2016 Parking Plan
2. Discuss Parking Meters in the Central Business District
3. Discuss Smart Phone Apps to Pay for Parking Fees
Village Council has scheduled two meetings to discuss everyone’s favorite topic—parking. They will be on Thursday, April 20 and Wednesday, May 3 both at 7:00 pm at Village Hall.
In the last few weeks, there have been several revisions to the proposed parking plan and I’ll attempt to summarize the current proposal here. Another good source is the article by Barbara Christian in last week’s CVT (Section A, Page 5).
1) Parking Meters.
The proposed plan calls for installing 2-hour meters on all streets where we don’t currently have meters as well as putting 2-hour meters at 38 spots in the W. Washington lot (aka the Muni lot, which is mostly owned by the Village). The revised plan also calls for installing 8-hour meters in the East Orange lot (next to Riverside Park). Council will have to decide whether to install meters in these locations or leave it the way it is.
The current proposal calls for relatively basic meters that would (a) take coins and (b) allow payment via a smart phone App. Using these basic meters would keep the cost for the meter itself relatively low ($400 per meter) and allow the Village to maintain the $0.50 per hour charge.
Council will also discuss potentially putting in kiosks that take credit cards, etc., but we are told that the break-even point for those types of meters requires charging $1.25 per hour, which is much more than the current level of $0.50.
All meters would have a first 20 minutes free button.
The second town meeting in a three meeting series took place on Wednesday February 1st at Township Hall. In the video below, the Chagrin Falls Parking Commission takes comment from residents and local businesses on the proposed paid parking plan for the downtown area.
A final Town Hall is scheduled for February 15th from 6-8 pm in Township Hall. If you are unable to attend, please send comments on the parking proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org, and note if you are a business owner, resident or visitor.