Consultants and city staff survey the current uses of parking in our downtown area.

Last week saw the arrival of our Downtown Parking Experience consultants, outside professionals hired to help survey current and future parking needs in Independence.

Our city planner, Fred Evander, joined our consultants as they inventoried parking in and around our downtown area, met with community members, and discussed ideas for improvement with local organizations like the Independence Elks. Next, our consultants will evaluate our existing parking plans and regulations. Then, they will begin work on a strategy to recommend to our city staff.

To learn more about our Downtown Parking Experience project and to share your experience, visit: