Pertinent Information About Meters, New Parking System in Downtown Boone

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm
As seen on Depot Street, poles for the parking meters have been installed. Full implementation of metered parking in Boone is still two to three months away. Photo by Ken Ketchie

As seen on Depot Street, poles for parking meters were installed in January. Photo by Ken Ketchie

The Town of Boone and the Downtown Boone Development Association is ramping up its educational campaign regarding the parking meters that will line downtown Boone this summer. A website devoted to parking in downtown and other materials will be available in the near future.

At a previous Boone Town Council meeting, Town Manager John Ward said that the meters should go live in March.

Here’s a letter that Downtown Boone Development Association penned to merchants and property owners listing details regarding the transition and important details regarding dates, times and meter fees.

Dear Downtown Boone Merchants and Property Owners,

Starting this spring, Town of Boone staff and IPS Group Parking & Telecommunications will install new smart parking meters for all on-street parking in downtown Boone.

Following many years of community dialog regarding parking in downtown Boone, a parking task force composed of community and business leaders was formed and made recommendations to the Boone Town Council in June 2010. With recommendations from the parking task force and the Downtown Boone Development Association, the Boone Town Council made the decision, at the September 2013 Town Council meeting, to install smart parking meters for on-street parking in downtown.

Below is pertinent information about the new parking management system:

  • On-street parking on King, Depot, and Howard streets will be $1 per hour Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • One hour parking will remain in effect Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and two hour parking will remain in effect on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Queen Street meters will remain $.50 per hour up for up to three hours Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • There is no parking enforcement on Sundays.
  • The new smart meters will accept coins, credit and debit cards.
  • Visitors may go back and feed the smart meter before or as their time expires, and they will not
  • be required to move their vehicle to a new parking space.
  • Parking validations will no longer be accepted.

We realize that there may be some growing pains associated with this new parking management system; however, the DBDA Board and the Town of Boone is dedicated to helping make this transition a success. Please feel free to contact Virginia Falck at any time with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, DBDA Board of Directors

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