Issue: The Cherry Creek Mall is going to commence paid parking up to $16 per day starting January 15, 2017. This action will drive employees of stores and restaurants on 2nd and 3rd Avenues from University Blvd. to Steele Street to seek free parking on E. Cherry Creek South Dr. where there are currently no limitations. As many residents live in the condominiums adjacent to E. Cherry Creek South Dr., the available parking is a necessity for the vendors servicing those buildings who drive larger vans and trucks, as well as visitors. During the holidays, employees from the shopping district already severely inconvenience the homeowners on this street as they are encouraged by their employers to park free all day thus preventing vendors, service trucks and visitors from getting close to the buildings.
Proposed Solution: Using posted signage, 3 or 4 hours of free parking would be permitted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. all along the North side of E. Cherry Creek South Dr. Unlimited free parking would be allowed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Parking operations of the City of Denver would be required to monitor the hours as their vehicles record the license plate, date and time when their monitoring vehicles pass by. This would make it unlikely that Cherry Creek North employees would park for the day. This solution also would not limit the size of the space thus allowing vendor or service trucks to park nearby.