New Construction May Prompt Changes To Downtown Streets
One notable downtown addition is going to require the city adapt.
The new parking garage on Buchanan is running right into a city ordinance. Drivers exiting the garage will need to be able to turn right or left on 7th & 8th Avenues. Not only are the one way streets an issue, there's a city ordinance to address.
The ordinance prohibits turning left when leaving any parking garage in the city limits.
The city's plan is twofold. First, address the ordinance and revise it. Secondly, changing parts of 7th & 8th from one way to two way streets.
There is some possibility other one way streets could change in the future. The city will use the initial change to gauge it's success at relieving congestion in the area while allowing easy access to and from the parking garage.