MEQUON — While it awaits results of a comprehensive
$50,000 study, Mequon officials announced several
short-term steps Tuesday aimed at alleviating parking
woes in the Town Center.
Administrator William Jones said the city will implement
several steps soon and is looking at more options to
provide additional parking in the 2-year-old development
at Mequon and Cedarburg roads.
During his monthly report to the Common Council, Jones
said the city will:
Reduce the number of spots on the south side of City
Hall designated for 30-minute parking from nine to
Eliminate half of the spots on the west side of City
Hall reserved for city-owned vehicles. That will open
addition, he said city officials are working with the
property owner to consider the feasibility of providing
valet parking during peak times. Jones said the bump-out
near the American Legion post, which has an entrance off
Mequon Road at the west end of the parking lot, would be
a good drop-off location.
said owners of Lokre, the Plover-based development
company that purchased the development in late 2016,
will have a conversation with businesses about
implementing the service.
think it would benefit their businesses – particularly
Café Hollander and possibly Colectivo – during certain
hours of the day,” Jones said.
Jones added city staff are talking with Lokre about the
possible short-term use of underground parking in the
development. He said Lokre is “assessing that,” but the
city has not yet received an answer. He added the
prospect is “somewhat doubtful,” but the city is
continuing the discussion.
city is awaiting the results of a parking study that
includes the Town Center development and the surrounding
area. It involved several days of counting parked cars
and traffic flow in the area. The initial cost was
$50,680 and services requested later will cause that
price to increase somewhat.
study, which is being conducted by Cedarburg-based
Traffic Analysis and Design Inc., has prompted several
lengthy discussions by aldermen over the past few