The City shall prepare and implement a Downtown Parking Management Plan. The preparation of the plan shall consider the following:
- Adopting parking requirements that are appropriate for a mixed-use, walkable, and transit-oriented district;
- Creating a single “blended” parking requirement to facilitate future changes of use (i.e. changing a retail store to a restaurant or office space to residential);
- Establishing flexible parking requirements to allow innovative parking solutions to efficiently meet parking needs, including shared parking, valet parking, and the implementation of parking demand management strategies;
- Providing dedicated parking spaces for car-sharing programs and low- or zero-emissions vehicles;
- Establishing incentives to encourage car-sharing programs (e.g., receiving credit for meeting the minimum “parking minimum” if a car share program is included with the project);
- Establishing paid parking with market pricing strategies for public parking (on- and off-street);
- Installing state-of-the-art parking meters thatallow users to locate, reserve, and pay for parking with smart phone and mobile device applications;
- Adopting policies to use parking revenues to fund Downtown improvements and enhancements; and
- Establishing bicycle parking requirements and incentives.
The Parking Management Plan may be prepared in conjunction with the Downtown Specific Plan (see Implementation Program 7 of Table LU-1).