Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:03 PM
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.