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Downtown Bristol parking garage delayed

By Megan Brantley, mbrantley@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 13 2013 05:11:02 PM CST
BRISTOL, Va. -

Parking in Bristol won’t be changing anytime soon. We've learned Bristol, Virginia city leaders decided to delay the new parking garage.

Community and Economic Director Andrew Trivette tells News 5 they met with the city council about moving forward with the garage but says the council decided to take care of other projects in the city before starting a new one.

We're told there are alternate options to improve parking until the garage is built. "That included better management, better signage, better enforcement; that would generally increase our spaces that are in our downtown," said Trivette.

Trivette says the city paid around $30,000 for the parking study in Bristol, which showed adequate parking at this time; but he says if development continues at the current pace, more spaces will be needed in the future.