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(Noblesville, IN)….The Parking Task Force, appointed by Mayor Ditslear in consultation with the Common Council, has been given the objective to determine and suggest more efficient downtown parking options. The Task Force has announced a series of methods for residents and business owners to share their ideas and concerns regarding parking in the downtown.  The importance of public input throughout the process was emphasized at each of the two initial meetings of the Task Force.  The Task Force is in the information gathering stage and, in addition to reviewing hard data on parking capacity, conditions, and regulations, it seeks to identify and catalog all parking related concerns of all stakeholders in the study area.  To aid the Task Force in their information gathering, and make it easy for all to share their thoughts, the following steps were taken:

    • Established an email address for residents and business to share comments, concerns, and suggestions:
    • Partnered with the Noblesville Chamber and Noblesville Main Street to share feedback through the Peoplocity app by searching for Noblesville Cares.
    • Hosting an Open House on April 15th from 5pm to 7pm in City Hall, Room A213 on the 2nd floor. The purpose of the open house is to encourage the public to stop in and share their concerns directly with Task Force members.  Large maps of the downtown area will be available for residents to pinpoint areas of concerns and share their comments or suggestions.
    • Online and in-shop comment boards and surveys will also be utilized in partnership with local merchants and building owners in downtown Noblesville.

Mayor Ditslear hopes for a large turnout at the open house and said, “The importance of gathering honest and genuine feedback directly from those concerned with downtown parking is critical to a final resolution for downtown Noblesville.”