Downtown parking changes instituted July 15; paid on-street parking not part of that plan
(Fayetteville, N.C.) — On-street and off-street parking rules for the downtown area are changing beginning July 15, with the following rules in effect:
- On-street parking
- During event and non-event days, on-street parking will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- Off-street parking in city lots
- During non-event days, parking off-street in city-owned parking lots will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Monday through Friday, with regular hourly rates as posted. Saturday and Sunday parking in city-owned parking lots will be free.
- During event days, parking off-street in city-owned parking lots will be $5.00 per vehicle beginning two hours prior to the beginning of events.
The intent of enforcing on-street parking hours until 9 p.m. during event and non-event days is to encourage those who need to park for an hour or more to use parking lots and make on-street parking more easily available for those patrons who wish to visit downtown businesses. It is important for the vitality of downtown businesses that on-street parking turn over regularly so that customers are likely to find a convenient place to park.
Unfortunately, evening on street parking has become increasingly difficult to find since Segra Stadium opened. The change in enforcement is designed to move long-term parkers coming downtown for events into the ample off-street parking available in city and privately owned lots in the downtown.
Event days are defined as follows:
- Woodpeckers baseball home games (visit www.FayettevilleWoodpeckers.com)
- Dogwood Festival (April)
- International Folk Festival (September)
- Fall Dogwood Festival (October)
- There may be other “events” classified as such throughout the year
The City will be advertising this enforcement change broadly in the downtown area in advance of the new rules beginning July 15.
A map of the current City parking spots can be found at www.FayettevilleNC.gov/downtownparking. There are more than 600 on-street parking spots, more than 1,400 off-street parking spots in city-owned lots, more than 1,100 off-street private parking lots and more than 1,100 off-street government parking spots.
There is no intent to impose paid on-street parking in the downtown area until at least January 2020. City staff will propose a comprehensive paid parking plan to City Council for them to decide upon prior to any changes taking place.
Visit www.FayettevilleNC.gov/downtownparking for the most up-to-date information on parking, to include interactive maps that show parking locations across the downtown area.