TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN PARKING COMPANIES PREPARE TO CHARGE CRAZY FEES FOR MARCH MADNESS!!!
With help from AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS we have a bit of proof that Downtown Kansas City is soon to turn into a hot mess of fines and parking gouging and enforcement schemes.
TAKE A LOOK AT A KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN PARKING COMPANY MEMO THAT PREPARES TO GOUGE MARCH MADNESS VISITORS INSIDE THE LOOP!!!
The awesome TKC TIPSTER has highlighted the important parts of the memo and expresses a bit of frustration with this "huge monopoly" of a Kansas City parking company.
Even worse . . .
Another insider warns us . . .
"TKC, for March Madness in Downtown KC I've heard that parking is going as high as $50 in some places thanks the economy that's "rebounding" according to all of your liberal friends. This is sure to drive people away from Downtown in the long run and represents a significant spike over what seemed like high prices last year."
After the jump . . . Check the memo noting other parking arrangements.
MEMO TO THE TIFC
FYI . . .
Commissioners / Visitors:
Next week is the Big 12 Tournament which will substantially affect traffic in the downtown area.
Following are important street closures and parking restrictions for the Town Pavilion Parking Garage.
Grand Boulevard (between 13th Street and Truman Road) will close at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 11 through midnight on Sunday March 17th.
14th Street (Between Walnut and Grand) Same time as Grand above.
Walnut Street between 14th Street and Truman) from Tuesday, March 12th through midnight on Sunday March 17th.
There is also the Big 12 Fun Run and Family stroll. Attached is a map of the areas affected. It is not in our area however it begins just south of Town Pavilion Garage and may affect those coming in to work on that Saturday morning.
We will operate the garages the same way we did last year, protecting stalls during the day then selling for the evening sessions. Just a reminder, tenants are not permitted to use their vouchers for guests to park for the games. If you do have clients that you would like to take to the games, please contact me so that we can arrange VIP parking for them.
Everyone should expect delays traveling to and from work due to the high traffic in the area. We are working directly with the traffic division of KCPD however we are at the mercy of street and highway traffic. If the streets around us are congested it is likely there could be a delay in entering and exiting the garage. Please be assured that our staff will be working diligently to ensure the quickest entrance and exit possible. In keeping with the message the City of Kansas City, Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, Downtown Council and other groups will be relaying to the public, those traveling downtown should expect delays during the rush hours and plan accordingly. When Town Pavilion Garage parkers and Main Street Garage parkers arrive they should should hold up their key card to the cashier to be let in. Please remind your parkers to scan their badges even though the gates are up. Visitors to the buildings should indicate to the cashiers that they are here for business purposes and identify the tenant they are visiting. All cashiers will have a list of tenants for the buildings.
I will be on site or in close proximity for a majority of the event. If anyone has any questions concerns, etc... they are welcome to call . . .