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Downtown Dover Partnership working on a comprehensive solution to parking

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The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is working on a comprehensive solution to help solve parking problems downtown.

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) continues to seek a comprehensive solution to parking issues in downtown Dover.

The Downtown Dover Partnership recently met with downtown merchants to discuss potential plans, including the possibility of new parking meters.

The Partnership’s executive director Diane Laird says parking downtown is an ongoing source of frustration with some people.

“We are in the process of a six-month development of a comprehensive parking solution program," said Laird. "Meters may be one of those - one of the topics - in a comprehensive plan. But there are many other aspects that we want to address. And the public is invited and encouraged to be part of the process.” 

And the public can participate during the Downtown Dover Partnership’s monthly Parking Committee meetings.  They are on the third Wednesday of each month at noon via Zoom.

Laird says downtown Dover has a lot of parking assets and the goal is to look at that inventory, assign it appropriately, and then let people know where they can find spaces near where they want to shop or do business. 

“Currently there has been concern with two-hour parking that turns into a four-hour space," said Laird "And in fact, sometimes merchants parking too close to their buildings, that doesn’t allow for customer use.”

Laird adds the group is also looking at where to install possible charging stations for electric vehicles.

You can read more here.