Tucker Approves Innovative Solution to Downtown Parking Challenges

Downtown Tucker parking map shows shared lots at FBC.Tucker, GA (May 14, 2024) – Parking has been a major topic of discussion in Tucker, particularly with the ongoing growth on Main Street and the increasing number of events. Last night, the City's Mayor and Council took a significant step towards addressing this issue by approving a novel plan.

The plan focuses on expanding public parking options through an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Public Facilities Board (PFA). This agreement allows the PFA to enter into a contract with Tucker First Baptist Church. The contract grants the City access to 101 shared parking spaces for a 5 ½ year term, with limited hours on 290 days of the year.

"Our staff has been diligently working for months to create this innovative solution to our parking challenges," shared City Mayor Frank Auman. "We're excited to implement this plan and explore further opportunities to expand parking options in the future."

The City will take responsibility for paving, pothole repair, restriping, signage, and creating a dedicated webpage featuring an interactive map of the designated shared parking spots. These spots will be clearly marked with green striping to differentiate them from regular parking. Additionally, the City's Public Works Department will handle ongoing maintenance of the lots.

The shared parking will be available Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sundays will be reserved for church use only. Tucker First Baptist Church will also retain the ability to close the lots for special events, with these dates being clearly communicated on the City's webpage.

This innovative approach demonstrates the City's commitment to finding creative solutions for the growing needs of the community. By collaborating with local organizations like Tucker First Baptist Church, the City is working to ensure a vibrant and accessible downtown for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.

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