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City officials often note the many historic downtown sites when pitching Roswell.
In April 2018, the city set the parking rates for the 18-space lot it built in the new East Alley.
On Monday, no residents spoke for or against the on-street paid parking plan. Giving no scope for how many spots it wants to convert, the City Council quickly voted to approve; councilman Marcelo Zapata wasn’t present at the meeting.
A full discussion on the paid parking had been delayed a couple times because the last two meetings lasted nearly 10 hours in total, mostly taken up by discussing a controversial mixed-use development of 350 apartments and room for retail.
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Though the parking ordinance didn't specify which spots could be converted, city documents show that staff is looking at charging for about 40 spaces at Canton Street and Elizabeth Way, as previously reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Paperwork filed with the city shows that those spots would be on two of the three sides of the triangular Heart of Roswell Park.
Councilman Sean Groer, who heads the committee that handles transportation issues, said after the meeting that those 40 spaces will be discussed at a later committee meeting.
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Channel 2's Richard Belcher reports.