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Norfolk City officials take a look at parking situation

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NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV) - Norfolk, Nebraska city leaders addressed plans to make downtown parking easier during a meeting on Thursday.

Some say the problem is that people don’t necessarily know where all of the public parking is in Norfolk.

Public Works Director and City Engineer Steven Rames says some of the parking signage isn't up to par, causing residents and visitors to not know where all the public parking lots are.

“I think there’s an impression especially for visitors, that the parking is just in that downtown corridor on the side streets. The available parking off street in parking lots just isn’t signed very well. It is signed but again it’s not signed to more of that national standard," said Rames.

He also says the city is working on an app to help people find public parking.

Rames added that a master parking study will be done downtown to identify short-term and long-term needs.

Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning says that this problem shows that the city of Norfolk is growing.

"Overall I would just say that you know, I think this is a good problem to have. The fact that there is a need to enhance parking options through downtown reflects the fact that we have a growing downtown. It's a place where people wanna be and I think it's going to continue to evolve and grow into a special environment," said Moenning.

Mayor Moenning says that this plan to clear up arking confusion, known as the way finding plan has been underway for almost a year and is almost ready to be implemented.

Brett Mayerson

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