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Monroe to conduct downtown parking study

3 years ago February 22, 2012 Feb 22, 2012 Wednesday, February 22 2012 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:03:59 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of Monroe is planning to conduct a feasibility study to look into adding more parking downtown.

Myra Gatling-Akers, Downtown Economic Development District director, tells The News-Star the item is slated for consideration at the city's next council meeting.

Gatling-Akers says parking downtown has been an issue that has been looked at for several years, but if the city is to accommodate more growth, it will definitely need a parking facility.

At the moment, city officials are considering a parking garage featuring some retail establishments.

She says there are more than 280 businesses and more than 5,800 employees downtown.

She says the city's transit authority could use a grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration to fund the feasibility study.

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