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Town Takes Step in Managing Downtown Parking

by | Sep 26, 2022 | Local, News, Town Information

In support of its vibrant business community, the Town of Davidson is taking steps to provide easier access to parking options for shops and restaurants downtown. Parking management was an issue identified by the recent Downtown Small Area Plan process as needing improvement. Returning to pre-COVID enforcement levels and the proper use of designated 2-hour parking areas will ensure turnover of parked vehicles and help allow more residents and visitors to access places of business downtown.

To view a map showing 2-hour parking spaces, as well as unrestricted parking spaces, please see Please note that the Town of Davidson leases the parking lot (31 spaces) at Davidson Presbyterian Church (214 Depot Street) for all-day parking.

Courtesy violation notices will be placed on vehicles from now until October 1, 2022, and citations will be issued beginning on October 1 for parking in a designated 2-hour parking space for over 2 hours (Ordinance 70-88). The town has hired Blake Jordan as its new Code Compliance Officer to help with this process. As the town continues its search for creative parking solutions, one of Blake’s responsibilities will be the enforcement of 2-hour parking in designated areas.

The Davidson Public Works department has also been working on repainting and numbering the 2-hour restricted parking spots so that the community can clearly see where parking is limited to 2 hours. The town is working on additional signage, parking acquisition and technology improvements to help with our overall parking management.

The Town of Davidson appreciates all those community members who participated in the Downtown Small Area Plan process and continue to work to help the town provide innovative solutions to parking downtown. Stay tuned for more information about how Davidson hopes to offer creative approaches to support the business community, provide access to parking for visitors and residents alike, and activate underutilized spaces in downtown to offer more amenities to the community.

For more details on the Downtown Small Area Plan, please visit

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