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Rochester, MN  55904

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Changes to parking as businesses reopen and employees return to the workplace

Post Date:05/27/2020 4:32 PM

The City of Rochester is continuing to adjust parking policies to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown parking ordinances are being reinstated to assist with the City’s reopening strategy that balances the need for curbside pick-up, outdoor seating and other downtown business customer parking needs.

On-Street Parking:

  • Enforcement of parking meters will resume on June 1.
  • Enforcement of residential parking permit zones remains suspended for the month of June.
  • Parking is allowed in the surface lot near the memorial at the north end of the park and along George Gibbs Drive SW at no charge.
  • Downtown workers, including those working on the many construction sites, are encouraged to find alternative parking spaces rather than occupying downtown meter spaces.

Contract Parking in Municipal Ramps:

Suspended contracts wishing to reinstate their monthly parking access should contact Reef Parking at in advance of their re-start date to do so. If restarting on June 1st please make contact as soon as possible.

The option for contract parkers in municipal ramps to suspend contracts will continue to be available through June 30. Suspended contracts will remain suspended until parkers contact Reef Parking for invoicing and payment. Accounts reactivated prior to July 1 will be guaranteed a spot back in their original location, but after July 1, they may be relocated based on availability. Accounts not reactivated by December 31 will be closed.