Big changes could be on the way for metered parking in Downtown Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids' Mobile GR and Parking Services Department is recommending that the city expand its hours of operation for enforcement of on-street, metered parking spots to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The recommendation was among a handful of proposals made by city staff to the Mobile GR Commission earlier this month. Also included was a proposal to initiate an annual parking rate study, much like the process done each year to set water and sewer rates.
More information on the proposal as well as a survey on the proposal can be found here
Josh Naramore, the city's Mobile GR and parking manager, dropped by West Michigan Live to talk about the proposed plan and what is the reasoning by the possible change