Downtown parking changes begin going into effect on Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Parking in downtown Rapid City will take on an entirely new look as city officials implement planned changes in parking meters, parking time limits, permits and payments during the next few weeks.

“With all the open houses, public input sessions, discussion groups and the pilot project involving downtown parking the past several years, it is now time to implement changes that will have a big impact on parking moving forward,” said Sarah Hanzel, a city long-range planner.

Beginning on Monday, planned parking changes in the downtown area will be implemented, including:

  • A permit portal site will be activated beginning June 17 allowing downtown employees and residents to apply for on-street parking permits, limited to a given block. Visit  Approved permits will be activated beginning June 24 with the billing cycle beginning July 1.
  • New meters/pay stations will be installed downtown starting June 24.
  • Updated signage in the downtown area explaining parking time limits and other important information will begin June 17.
  • Recommendations for the newly-formed Parking Advisory Committee are expected to be made along with Council consideration for approval in July. The Committee is expected to convene shortly upon Council approval.

The transition to new parking management systems will take several weeks to complete. The public is advised to look for signage and installed parking meters for instructions.

“There may be a few growing pains as the systems are implemented and we appreciate the public’s patience during the transition,” said Hanzel.

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