Downtown Bristol parking garage delayed

POSTED: 6:11 PM Feb 13 2013

Parking in Bristol won’t be changing anytime soon. We've learned Bristol, Virginia city leaders decided to delay the new parking garage.

Community and Economic Director Andrew Trivette tells News 5 they met with the city council about moving forward with the garage but says the council decided to take care of other projects in the city before starting a new one.

We're told there are alternate options to improve parking until the garage is built. "That included better management, better signage, better enforcement; that would generally increase our spaces that are in our downtown," said Trivette.

Trivette says the city paid around $30,000 for the parking study in Bristol, which showed adequate parking at this time; but he says if development continues at the current pace, more spaces will be needed in the future.