Jacksonville Beach, FL Paid Parking Update

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The City Council had planned to more permanently implement paid parking as a way to better manage our public parking in the entertainment district of Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Apparently, the cost of the implementation was not presented (this is my understanding, I was not present at any of the meetings) when the plan was approved.

Even though the costs would be essentially amortized over a long period of time, I'm not certain this is a great expenditure at this time - maybe the City Council should consider a lot by lot implementation plan instead?

You can read the full artlcle here: http://jacksonville.com/community/shorelines/2011-02-05/story/jacksonville-beach-paid-parking-plan-could-cost-more-500000


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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

We've got a parking issue in Seattle too, Carol. The mayor has pushed for higher hourly rates to force people to ride bikes. And he thinks create more turn over. Guess again mayor, people will quite going downtown altogether, and just hit the malls causing more driving.

Feb 05, 2011 01:40 AM #1
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Carol, the challenges of tracking the ins and outs of local city council actions happen in Santa Fe as well. We have meters in the downtown area of our Historic Plaza and now several parking garages. Whether those meters pay for themselves would be a good question here too.

Feb 05, 2011 01:42 AM #2
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

The total picture of cost to run a paid parking facility and put one up versus the struggles of finding a parking place.  My community has had to deal with the population explosion and popularity of our downtown center.  Good luck as a way to make it work will be discovered.

Feb 05, 2011 01:54 AM #3
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Glenn: I wonder if the mayor is correct in thinking more people would ride their bikes!

Emily: It's the upfront cost of the metes that seems to have been overlooked, in my opinion, in this instance.

Connie: That's just it: we don't have the real estate to build a structure, so the proposal is for meters & to help give everyone who wants to enjoy the beach an equal opportunity. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Feb 05, 2011 02:28 AM #4
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I remember when parking along the beach was FREE - there is a concept - but then I also remember when there were NO condos along the beaches!

Feb 08, 2011 07:56 AM #5
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