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Planned construction could cut parking availability, raise fees
The Daily Progress Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

With a surge in construction and redevelopment anticipated in downtown Charlottesville, some of which could start as soon as this summer, it could become more difficult to find a place to park.

And considering the likelihood of greater demand for parking as a result of those developments, could the cost of parking increase? There’s a few things to consider, like whether Albemarle County is going to keep its courthouses in the city.

Although the city is planning to build a new garage with up to 300 spaces, officials with the city and the privately owned Charlottesville Parking Center — who after two years are still deadlocked in a rate-setting and ownership dispute over the co-owned Water Street Parking Garage — are unsure whether there will be enough supply to meet demand and keep costs level.

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