The City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office will hire Desman Associates to conduct a comprehensive study of parking in the City.
Desman Associates responded to a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a consultant to evaluate the City’s current on and off-street parking programs and to recommend improvements to the parking system. Desman Associates has conducted several parking studies in St. Louis, including studies for Ballpark Village, the Peabody Opera House, Grand Center, and Washington University.
“The parking study will be used to reform the current parking system and offer guidance as we look to implement new parking technology and modernize an outdated system,” said Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis. “We look forward to working with Desman Associates to create a first class parking operation for the City.”
Desman Associates will be asked to provide recommendations on parking utilization; national and international best practices; future deployment of parking meters; guidelines for establishing and maintaining permit parking zones; pricing; and principles for accommodating special events and construction.
The parking study, in conjunction with a six month field test of various parking technologies and a citizens advisory committee, will help guide the decision to improve St. Louis parking. The field test ends in July, with plans to begin installing new parking meter technology in fall 2014.
Residents can learn more about the parking meter technology by attending the Treasurer’s Office Town Hall on Tuesday, June 24. The town hall is from 6pm to 8pm at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis.