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WHERE TO PARK IN CHARLOTTESVILE

The Downtown Mall Area

The City of Charlottesville operates two public parking garages in the immediate vicinity of the Downtown Mall. 

 

 

The Market Street Garage is located on East Market Street between 5th St NE and City Hall.  Access is off East Market Street. 

 

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The Market Street Garage

550 East Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Monday – Wednesday                   6 AM until Midnight

Thursday – Saturday                      6 AM until 1 AM

Sunday                                            Noon until 10 PM

 

$2.00 per hour or portion there of

First hour free

$12.00 daily maximum per ticket issued

Lost or missing ticket $20.00

 

Outside the hours of fee collection, parking is free.  The garage is open to the public to park or retrieve your vehicle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The garage is never closed without special notice.

 

The Water Street Garage is located on East Water Street between 4th Street SE and 2nd Street SE.  Access is off 2nd Street.

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The Water Street Garage

200 East Water Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Monday – Wednesday                   6 AM until Midnight

Thursday – Saturday                      6 AM until 1 AM

Sunday                                           Noon until 10 PM

 

$2.00 per hour or portion there of

$16.00 daily maximum or lost ticket

 

The garage is locked after the hours posted above.  If you need to retrieve your vehicle after the garage is locked there is a $100.00 charge.  Please call 434-284-5620.

 

Monthly Parking

The City also offers monthly parking in both garages and on a surface parking lot located off 7th Street NE and facing East Market Street.  There is a waiting list for monthly parking.  The waiting list is a single list for all three facilities.  When an opening becomes available at any facility, the permit is offered to the person at the top of the list.  If the customer chooses not to accept the offer at a specific facility it is offered to the next person on the list.  You do not lose your place on the list if you do not accept an offer because you prefer to wait for parking at a different facility.  Special reserved parking at a numbered space is available at the Water Street Garage only.  A separate waiting list is maintained for reserved parking.

Both hourly and monthly parking is operated by Lanier Parking for the City.  Lanier Parking manages the waiting list and bills monthly parkers on behalf of the City.  For additional information on monthly parking rates at the two garages and the surface parking lot, please contact Lanier Parking at 108 5th Street NE or at 434-284-5620.  Their office is open from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The office is closed on City Holidays.

 

On-Street Parking

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On-street parking on the streets surrounding the Mall is free although most spaces closest to the Mall are restricted to parking a maximum of 2 hours.  There are also many ADA reserved spaces and restricted loading zones on the area streets.  Please obey the signed restrictions on parking in these spaces.  Vehicles parked in Loading Zones where active loading or unloading of vehicle is not observed are liable to be ticketed.  Follow this link to further information regarding parking tickets.

 

 

The Parking Action Plan can be found HERE.


CURRENT STUDIES

2016 PARKING METER PILOT PROGRAM

Cover for Parking Pilot Program

Following the completion of the 2015 Parking Study, City Council directed staff and the consultant to move forward with an implementation plan for a pilot on-street metering program.  The plan outlines the details along with specific recommendations for the City. 

To see the plan, CLICK HERE









PARKING STUDY 2015

Charlottesville Parking Study Report 9-9-15 1

In 2015, the City of Charlottesville engaged Nelson Nygaard, an internationally recognized transportation consultant, to update parking inventory and utilization rates in and around downtown Charlottesville and in the University Corner area. The data, along with significant stakeholder feedback, has been gathered, processed, and formulated into a final report and a series of recommendations.  

To see the 2015 Parking Study, CLICK HERE.

 

Following the completion of the 2015 Parking Study, City Council directed staff and the consultant to move forward with an implementation plan for a pilot on-street metering program.  The plan outlines the details along with specific recommendations for the City. 

To see the plan, CLICK HERE

 

 

 PARKING STUDY 2015

Charlottesville Parking Study Report 9-9-15 1
In 2015, the City of Charlottesville engaged Nelson Nygaard, an internationally recognized transportation consultant, to update parking inventory and utilization rates in and around downtown Charlottesville and in the University Corner area. The data, along with significant stakeholder feedback, has been gathered, processed, and formulated into a final report and a series of recommendations.  

To see the 2015 Parking Study, CLICK HERE.

Following the completion of the 2015 Parking Study, City Council directed staff and the consultant to move forward with an implementation plan for a pilot on-street metering program.  The plan outlines the details along with specific recommendations for the City. 

To see the plan, CLICK HERE

 

 

 PARKING STUDY 2015

Charlottesville Parking Study Report 9-9-15 1
In 2015, the City of Charlottesville engaged Nelson Nygaard, an internationally recognized transportation consultant, to update parking inventory and utilization rates in and around downtown Charlottesville and in the University Corner area. The data, along with significant stakeholder feedback, has been gathered, processed, and formulated into a final report and a series of recommendations.  

To see the 2015 Parking Study, CLICK HERE.

Following the completion of the 2015 Parking Study, City Council directed staff and the consultant to move forward with an implementation plan for a pilot on-street metering program.  The plan outlines the details along with specific recommendations for the City. 

To see the plan, CLICK HERE

 

 

 PARKING STUDY 2015

Charlottesville Parking Study Report 9-9-15 1
In 2015, the City of Charlottesville engaged Nelson Nygaard, an internationally recognized transportation consultant, to update parking inventory and utilization rates in and around downtown Charlottesville and in the University Corner area. The data, along with significant stakeholder feedback, has been gathered, processed, and formulated into a final report and a series of recommendations.  

To see the 2015 Parking Study, CLICK HERE.









PAST STUDIES

2014 West Main Street Parking Opportunities and Analysis by Nelson Nygaard, CLICK HERE.

2008 Parking Study by Martin Alexiou Bryson, CLICK HERE.

2000 Parking Master Plan by Rich and Associates, Inc., CLICK HERE.

2000 Addendum to the Parking Master Plan by Rich and Associates, Inc., CLICK HERE.

1986 Parking Study of the Central City Area by Wilbur Smith and Associates, CLICK HERE.