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City Announces Free Parking Downtown for Holidays

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City of Charlottesville Press Release:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville announced today that it will provide free parking in the Market Street Parking Garage on weekends beginning Friday November, 17th and continuing through Monday January, 1st.

There will be no charge for downtown visitors to park in the garage starting at 5 p.m. each Friday through Sunday each weekend.

In addition, the metered spaces surrounding the downtown mall that are currently part of the City's parking meter pilot will also be available at no cost, seven days a week, beginning Friday November, 17th and continuing through Monday January, 1st.

The two hour time restriction indicated on signage at these spaces will still apply. Visitors staying longer than 2 hours are encouraged to use the parking garage.

The City remains committed to continuing to assess the parking meter pilot program as a tool for managing mobility in the downtown area. The parking meter pilot, including meter enforcement, will restart on Tuesday January 2nd at 8 a.m.

More information about parking downtown can be found online.