A parking study for downtown Dover will see its third and final public workshop before recommendations go to Dover City Council for review.
The workshop will be held 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24 in Meeting Room A of the Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St.
At the workshop, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the city and consultants will show study conclusions, what the study did and did not find; recommendations for parking areas in downtown Dover based upon study results and comments from previous workshops and from area stakeholders; maps showing recommended changes, such as signs that point the way to available parking; maps showing recommended areas for streetscaping and reallocation of permit-only and public parking; and a timeline of the remaining steps in the process.
The downtown Dover parking study began in 2016 with a 10-member group that included stakeholders representing business, residential, municipal and other interests downtown. The main scope of the study for the 10-block area was to find out, using hard data and research, whether there is enough parking in downtown Dover, how to communicate locations of available parking to visitors, parking fee structures and if more parking areas should be constructed.
Consultant recommendations from the parking study will be made available at doverkentmpo.org. For more, call 387-6030.