City announces free parking in Downtown garage through 2022

Parking at Park at the 99 - Springfield's Downtown parking garage and retail center -  will be free throughout 2022, city officials recently announced.

Free parking at the garage was offered in September 2020 and entended through 2021.

Because of the local economic impact of COVID-18, officials have decided to waive parking fees through the end of 2022.

"Our community has endured a lot of hardships due to COVID-19, and offering free parking at the garage through 2022 is one thing we can do to alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic, as well as lending support to our local businesses," Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck says. "Many people in our community have disclosed the convenience of using the garage, and we hope this gives even more people an opportunity to experience that."

Prior to the decision to make parking in the garage free, the regular rate to park in the garage was $2 per hour, with a daily maximum of $6. A monthly $55 rate was also an option.

The facility includes 305 parking spaces and more than 3,000 sq. ft. of first-floor retail space that faces the existing storefronts on Fountain Avenue.

Dugan and Meyers, based in Columbus, built the structure. The $6.8 billion structure was a collaborative effort between the City of Springfield, Clark County, the State of Ohio, Clark State College, and the Community Improvement Corporation.

To learn more about the Park at the 99 garage, visit www.parkspringfieldoh.com.
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