Friday, April 5, 2013
With relatively few spaces on campus, the concert-goers will be parking in the community.
A week from Saturday, 65,000 people will be heading to Jason Aldean's Night Train 2013 tour concert on the University of Georgia campus. Most of them--excluding the 3,000 who bought a parking pass in advance--will be parking in the relatively few spaces on campus. The rest? They'll be parking here, there and everywhere. The concert will start at 6:30 p.m., and campus lots will open at 2 p.m., with available spaces sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices will depend on lot location, and cash only—preferably exact change—will be accepted. No RV parking will be allowed on campus. For lot prices and a map of available parking, see Parking Services at www.parking.uga.edu. Paid parking also will be available through Prestige Parking …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The ADDA parking services folks are booting when necessary.
With almost $3 million in unpaid parking tickets accumulating, decade after decade, in the offices of the Athens Downtown Development Authority, the organization has decided it's time for people to pay up. If you have fines of more than $50, you can expect to hear from the ADDA. And if you park downtown before you've settled your debts, you can expect to find a boot on your vehicle when you return to it. Former UGA Police Chief Chuck Horton is the interim parking director for the ADDA, who saw parking director Laura Miller leave her job in December. Horton told the ADDA board of directors on Tuesday that he carries 30 boots in his car, and he's happy to use them. "People are not paying their fines," Horton said. He told a story about a …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A variance has been requested to allow 125 parking spaces on a large Old Monroe Road lot.
A multi-brand auto dealership off Atlanta Highway in Bogart is expanding to a large lot across the street and has requested a zoning variance to allow for 125 parking spaces. The variance at 135 Old Monroe Road has been requested for employee and customer parking for the Georgia Square Pontiac Buick Volkswagen Mercedes dealership, said Cherie Dalton, a planning tech for the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department. A hearing on the variance is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the 120 W. Dougherty Street Governmental Building. The lot was purchased in May by TT of Bogart LLC for $235,000, according to online property records.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
University of Georgia football fans can park all season for only $140! You have to walk a little, but still.....
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Why mess around finding a parking space this football season? Use the decks! The University of Georgia Parking Services is selling season-long parking permits in various decks around campus: the Carlton Street Parking Deck, North Campus Parking Deck and the Performing Arts Center Parking Deck for all seven 2012 home football games. The cost is $140, plus shipping and handling. The passes are available until Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. And they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to purchase passes, click here.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Restrictions on Lumpkin Street apply to day and night-time parking.
A decision by a Five Points property owner to restrict parking in front of his Lumpkin Street building is pressuring other businesses to get tough on parking as well. Bary Stiles has erected signs all along the parking places in front of his mixed use brick building. It houses three businesses, The Local Jam, Panache and Suska, on the ground floor and apartments above. Barry Stiles has said that other businesses, such as the Five Points Laundromat, have closed because of a parking problems. He also claims that his father made an agreement with the City of Athens in 1954 that gave the elder Stiles control of the parking spaces. Attorney Regina Quick, who represents Barry Stiles, said until the litigation is concluded, her client would …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The 22 spaces on Lumpkin Street remain in legal limbo.
It has yet to be determined whose parking places they are, but for now, no one will be ticketing cars parked in front of Stiles Apartments in Five Points. The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by a lower court judge that prohibited Athens Clarke County from having the area patrolled for parking violations. ACC officials intended to engage parking employees of the Athens Downtown Development Authority, which handles parking issues downtown, to enforce parking rules. ACC appealed the lower court’s decision, and lost. With this ruling, the county can now move forward, if it wishes, to ask for a court ruling on who owns the parking spaces. In 2010, Barry Stiles, who owns the mixed use building on Lumpkin Street, sued Athens-Clarke …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hungry meters demand money from morning until 10 at night.
Like it or not, you’re going to have to pay to stay. Downtown, that is. After six, all the way until 10.. Those pesky extended enforcement hours for parking aren’t going away, officials said during the September board meeting of the Athens Downtown Development Authority. It’s not the extra 25 cents an hour, for more hours, that’s inflaming the customers at Square One Fish Company, said owner Erica Cascio. It’s the fine that comes from not paying. “For every one complaint, 10 people won’t come back,” she said. “We have a PR problem.” Other board members assured her that things will get better, people will realize they need to feed the meter or park in a parking deck. Bill Overend recalled how when free lots downtown became Prestige Parking …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
These are the dog days.
1. Leaf and Limb pickup will be in Zone 5 this week, which includes the Chadd’s Walk, Forest Hills, Oak Grove, and Oconee Heights neighborhoods. 2. Yoga Sprouts is a yoga program designed for kids, encompassing a wide variety of classes geared toward different age groups, from toddlers to teens. Yoga has many healthy benefits, such as increasing strength, flexibility and confidence while reducing hyperactivity. Today, instructor Rachel Greb will be at 5 Points Yoga from 1pm-2pm for a Family Yoga class with a 4th of July theme. 3. Today at The Melting Point, get back to your roots at the 3rd Annual Americana Music Festival featuring the Packway Handle Band, Patterson Hood and Mountain Heart. Many other local favorites will perform, with the…