EMBARK Seeks Feedback on Downtown Oklahoma City Parking Needs

 

SEPT. 3, 2019

EMBARK Seeks Feedback on Downtown Oklahoma City Parking Needs

OKLAHOMA CITY —  EMBARK wants feedback on the future parking needs for the city’s urban core, including the City Center, Automobile Alley, Arts District, Deep Deuce, Bricktown, and Midtown districts. A series of open houses will take place Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5 where residents can learn more about the current state of parking and offer input on future needs.

Since March, Kimley-Horn, a local planning and design firm, has helped EMBARK evaluate existing parking infrastructure. The firm is working with EMBARK and stakeholders to develop a master plan for parking in the downtown area. A key component  is presenting current findings to members of the public, as well as seeking feedback. The interactive meetings will allow attendees to point out specific areas of concern on maps and go through a short exercise informing EMBARK officials on what parking infrastructure should be prioritized in given districts 

 

Upcoming open houses addressing concerns and needs in each district include:

Bricktown and Deep Deuce

Wednesday, Sept. 4

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

420 W Main St., Basement Personnel Conference Room

City Center and Arts District

Wednesday, Sept. 4

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

420 W Main St., Basement Personnel Conference Room

Automobile Alley 

Thursday, Sept. 5

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

431 W Main St.,Suite B, EMBARK Large Conference Room

Midtown

Thursday, Sept. 5

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

431 W Main St., Suite B, EMBARK Large Conference Room

 

EMBARK’S goal is to create a suite of solutions to improve parking management over time and develop initiatives that better align with mobility efforts gaining popularity, such as scooters, Spokies bike share program, vanpools, buses, and the Oklahoma City Streetcar.

 

Kimley-Horn will work with EMBARK to develop recommendations on more efficient uses of space that may include street parking, parking garages, or surface lots. A final report is expected by the end of the year.

 

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Media Contact

Michael Scroggins

michael.scroggins@okc.gov

O  (405) 297-2107  

About EMBARK

EMBARK is the business unit of the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA) – a public trust administered by theCity of Oklahoma City. EMBARK is responsible for providing safe, efficient and convenient public transportation and downtown parking solutions to the greater Oklahoma City area.

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