Friday, December 29, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY PARKING CRACKDOWN IN RIVER MARKET RAMPS UP IN 2018!!!
Local biz believes that new regs from City Hall are chasing away biz.
A recent holiday card sent to merchants has created more cause for concern.
Here's the word . . .
I got a postcard in the mail here addressed to Business Occupant. It reads as follows:
"Starting in mid January, paid parking meters will be installed in 5 City market lots. Parking and rates will be as follows:
M-F 7am-6pm $3 minimum for first 3 hours, $1 hour after
S-S 7am-6pm $1 minimum, $1 hour after
"The move is part of the City's ongoing goal to improve effectiveness of parking management and ensure that municipal parking resources are used in a manner that support public parking, public transit, multimodal transportation and River Market economic growth and development."
City Hall seems to think that trying to force people to ride the streetcar will help businesses grow and thrive. This will completely kill the City Market off, especially during the week. It has already become a dead zone since summer ended and they put the pay meters in on the streets. No one is going to pay $3 to shop or eat here. And the employees in the area are not going to pay $8 a day to park to go to work. They will find another job elsewhere where they do not have to pay to park.
Developing . . .