Rules revised for using city-owned parking lot
Some drivers who regularly use the city-owned lot behind the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany at 150 W. Main St. may have to find new places to park.
According to the new rules approved by the New Albany City Council this month, the 451 public parking spots in the lot will be available for a limited time and will be restricted to those attending special events in the area or patronizing nearby businesses. Signs will be erected in December outlining such stipulations as two-hour parking, customer parking only and no student parking.
The new rules also extend up to Mellow Mushroom, 260 Market St., city spokesman Scott McAfee said. Parking spots for a dental office at 240B Market St, over to the New Albany branch of the Columbus Public Library at 200 Market St. are privately owned, he said.
Violators won’t be towed, but they will be fined $35, McAfee said.
The regulations are the city’s way of proactively addressing growth near retail development at Main and Market streets, City Manager Joe Stefanov said.