September 26, 2018 • The City of Sheboygan’s Parking Utility has announced improvements to downtown parking for customers starting October 1, 2018. These improvements in parking are a result of a parking study performed by the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company, Carl Walker and approved by the Sheboygan Transit Commission earlier this year.
Starting in October, changes to parking will take place including changes to on-street and off- street parking permits. Last month, changes to parking meter rates and time limits were implemented.
“Parking in downtown Sheboygan has changed over the past several years with more parking dependent individuals working and shopping downtown,” says Derek Muench, Director of Transit & Parking for the City of Sheboygan. “We realize that parking behaviors are changing and we needed to create a parking strategy that is flexible, affordable and easy to use. I think the changes will be positive for customers and businesses alike.”
On-street parking permits will be available for $20 per month, a decrease of $2 from current rates and can be used at almost any on-street metered stall in downtown except 8th Street and Pennsylvania Ave where meters are reserved for customer and short-term parking.
“Perhaps the most exciting improvement to parking is the introduction of lot permits. Gone are the days of assigned stalls and having someone parked in your stall or there’s a snow pile in your stall. By going with lot permits, customers display their permit from the rear-view mirror and park at any available stall in that lot. No more calls to the police department or getting tickets for parking in someone else’s stall”, according to Muench. “Easy and convenient the way parking was intended.”
Lot permits range from $25 to $35 per month (current rates are $29 per month) depending on location and include many additional benefits including the ability to park on-street at meters.
The increase in permit and meter revenue will go to support parking maintenance and further beautification of the downtown.
For more information on all parking options and restrictions in downtown Sheboygan, please visit www.shorelinemetro.com/parkingutility.