Joplin City Council approves downtown parking proposal


Aaron Weatherford, Arts/Feature Editor

Downtown Joplin Alliance presents Third Thursday each month from March to October. The goal of Downtown Joplin Alliance is to revitalize the downtown area.

During the Joplin City Council’s meeting on Oct. 26, a parking proposal to help the downtown area was presented.

As reported in an earlier story in The ChartCallie Hudson, executive director of Downtown Joplin Alliance said they were working on a resolution regarding parking to take to the Joplin City Council.

“There is not a lot of permit-free parking downtown. We started working with city staff to address this,” Hudson said.

During the meeting tonight, according to The Joplin Globe, Downtown Joplin Alliance was presenting the following ideas to the council:

  • Free parking in the city’s four downtown lots and
  • Removing time limits for on-street parking on some streets adjacent to downtown.

The proposal would keep the two-hour parking limit for Main Street and Joplin Avenue.

The proposal presented passed by a vote of 7-2. At this time, information regarding the implementation of the proposal has not been announced.