Recently, it has been brought to our attention that construction workers from the Monument development are parking on Cherokee Street. The parking situation on Cherokee St. and the surrounding streets is expected to get worse with the development of the Metropolitan development, which is planning to start construction of the townhouses around the first of the this year.

Currently, these streets do not have any parking permit restriction, however, in the event a parking permit restriction is instituted, the Metropolitan Development has agreed to make a one-time contribution to the City in the amount of $19,000 to be used to subsidize resident fees associated with a Neighborhood Parking Permit program in the area generally described as between Erie Street and University Boulevard and US Route 1 and Rhode Island A venue.

At the next week’s Council meeting, the Council will review these agreements and will discuss whether to start instituting permit parking restriction on these streets.

Metropolitan Parking