New Parking Restrictions Downtown

NORFOLK - Today is the day parking restrictions go into effect in downtown Norfolk. Chad Barnhill, president of the Downtown Norfolk Association, says the growth in the number of businesses and customers downtown has caused a nice problem to have-- not enough parking close to businesses. He says too many downtown employees and residents park all day in front of businesses, in spots that are meant for customers. To open up that parking, two-hour parking areas have been designated on the downtown streets, and in some parking lots. Downtown parking lots have been repainted, with white stripes indicating customer parking. Signs will be installed this week.