Council consented to award Phase 2 of the Parking Study to J. L. Richards Consulting Engineers in the amount of $30,954.37. Phase 1 was prepared by PN Parking Solutions in December of 2018. The results suggested “a fairly fluid turnover” with demand the highest on Beckwith Street.
The joint bid from PN Parking Solutions/BA Group for Phase 2 came in significantly higher at $40,358.02.
Phase 2 requirements included parking management strategies and regulations, a zoning and cash-in-lieu of parking policy, and a forecasting for future supply and demand. Staff felt the J.L. Richards bid “represented a more thorough investigation of industry practices and a detailed work plan.”