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City To Consider Implementing Plan To Enhance Parking Opportunities

December 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

In an effort to see the George Street parking garage better utilized- and to address some overall parking concerns in the downtown area- the Cumberland Mayor and City Council will consider implementing a plan to enhance parking opportunities.  The proposal was presented during Tuesday’s work session by City Administrator Jeff Rhodes. The highlights include re-doing the fee structure at the garage; improving access and exiting to halt revenue losses; and making some lots currently permitted to allow for free parking. According to the latest data, in all there are 1,631 parking spaces in Downtown Cumberland- including 465 in the Rose’s Plaza.  Mayor Ray Morriss…

5 Responses to “City To Consider Implementing Plan To Enhance Parking Opportunities”

  1. December 18, 2019 at 8:10 am, Ann said:

    It would be nice if Cumberland offered free parking everywhere downtown between Thanksgiving and Christmas like Frostburg and Keyser do.


    • December 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm, Joan said:

      The last Mayor Grim did this and parking was always free downtown during the Christmas season. I guess the new Mayor didn’t follow that anymore.


  2. December 18, 2019 at 9:08 am, Kevin said:

    There are not many reasons to shop downtown these days. Overall, despite the parking garages in a county were 1 in 5 is legally disabled real close access is critical. The biggest problem is the one Cioni noted – ‘the parking spots are just not where people want them.’ Duh. Paid parking in this area is an issue. That is the sad reality.


    • December 18, 2019 at 9:17 am, Jay said:

      What? There is a parking problem downtown? I’ve never heard that.


  3. December 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    How can there be a parking problem where there is no shopping. There is nowhere to shop downtown.


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