Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
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Monday marks the beginning of parking changes in downtown Columbus. 

In Clark County, work is underway on a project some in the city see as critical to the long-hoped-for revival of downtown Springfield. It’s a nearly $7 million parking garage.

The garage is attracting a lot of buzz, but as WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford, who also writes for the Springfield News-Sun, reports, in order for the project to succeed in promoting development, three critical elements need to be in place.

Stafford spoke with WYSO Managing Editor Jess Mador.

Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
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The city of Columbus is issuing a survey so residents can comment on potential changes to how parking works downtown.

Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus officials are making changes to parking rules in the Short North just a few months after implementing them. The revisions are a result of feedback from residents and business owners.

Works Begins On Ohio Statehouse Garage

May 13, 2019
Ohio Statehouse
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A planned year-long renovation of the Ohio Statehouse garage is set to begin this week.

The next time parking enforcement officers use chalk to mark your tires, they might be acting unconstitutionally.

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that "chalking" is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The case was brought by Alison Taylor, a Michigan woman whom the court describes as a "frequent recipient of parking tickets." The city of Saginaw, Mich., like countless other cities around the country, uses chalk to mark the tires of cars to enforce time limits on parking.

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In Columbus, private towing companies hauled away more than 1,000 vehicles in February alone. Those companies already have numerous requirements they need to meet before towing a car, but a state lawmaker from Northeast Ohio is pushing for one additional provision.

One unlucky car was given a ticket in the Short North, on the first day parking authorities began enforcing new zones.
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Starting on Tuesday, Columbus parking authorities will ticket people who park in Short North parking spots usually reserved for permit holders.

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According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, a 2013 study found that 83 percent of drivers frequently took longer than 30 minutes to find parking. That's why ODOT created the Truck Parking Information Management System.

Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus parking authorities rolled out a new mobile payment system for Short North meters this week.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
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Columbus City Council is taking a close look at parking in a handful of neighborhoods, with an eye on rolling out new restrictions in the middle of next year.

Road Work Ahead sign
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The drive from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center to downtown Columbus just got harder.

The ramp from 12th Avenue and Cannon Drive to State Route 315 South closed Monday and remains closed until mid-November for construction. That follows the May closure of the ramp from 315 North to Medical Center Drive.

COTA bus in downtown Columbus

The new downtown C-Pass program provides eligible employees working in the heart of the city unlimited access to COTA's entire bus system for free.

The Ohio State University

Update 7:40 a.m. Tuesday

Columbus City Council on Monday approved an ordinance to toughen rules for street parking around the city.

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Ohio State University officials say the school will permanently close two parking lots at one of the times they’re most in demand.