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  18.       
Meeting Date: 01/08/2020  
Res. 20-1387, Parking Realignment on G Avenue
Submitted By: Peter Gardner, Administration

SUBJECT
DISCUSSION/DECISION on approval of RESOLUTION NO. 20-1387, a Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, authorizing the City of Douglas TO RECONFIGURE CERTAIN PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN Historic Area.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This item brings forward an item on the realignment of parking in our historic Downtown on G Avenue as a result of our community outreach meetings in the fall of 2019 and in follow up to City Council Work Session held on December 11, 2019.
BACKGROUND
In 2010-11 the City commissioned a Downtown Revitalization Study and Plan that was adopted in 2012. While the plan was adopted, it was never funded until the current FY 2019-2020 budget.  In an effort to ensure the public preferences and vision from 2010-12 were still valid, four outreach meetings were held in the fall of 2019 at various locations in and around downtown, culminating with the largest meeting at the Visitor Center on October 15, 2019.

Staff took the information from those public meetings, ranking element preferences and is now working on a draft design for future approval by the City Council.  One piece of the discussion is the downtown parking configuration which is being brought forward tonight.  
DISCUSSION
On December 11, 2019 the Mayor and Council held a Work Session regarding parking alignment on G Avenue from SR 80 to 10th Street. These blocks are currently striped as parallel parking with two travel lanes in each direction plus a center turn lane. The blocks south of 10th Street are striped in angled parking with one travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane.  This yields more parking spaces than parallel and was a top preference of the public.  

At the Work Session Mayor and Council provided direction to begin realignment of the parking north of 10th Street on G avenue to match parking south of 10th Street on G Avenue.  Pursuant to the discussion the west side of the street between 10th and 11th Streets will be kept as parallel parking and loading areas to facilitate the Gadsden hotel and Government Center, and the east side of the street between 10th and 11th Streets will be diagonal.

This matter is now before Mayor and Council for formal approval as part and parcel of the ongoing tourism, economic development and local revitalization campaigns.

"...that the Mayor and Council approve Resolution No. 20-1387."
Attachments
Res. 20-1387 Parking Realignment
Parking Realignment Exhibits


    

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