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Norwalk makes changes to parking regulations

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Mark Schloemer, the Norwalk Safety/Service Director, recently announced changes to Norwalk's parking.

"The administration has been approached by a number of residents, as well as business owners, about the parking situation in town," stated Mr. Schloemer.

Behind Berry's Restaurant, located off of West Seminary Street, lies Seminary Street Lot. This lot will now have a three-hour time limit effective immediately.

"Main Street Norwalk has been working with the city administration, Norwalk Police Department, as well as business owners to help alleviate parking problems in target areas," said Main Street Norwalk Program Manager Kristie Wert. "The Seminary Street Lot changes are the result of a six month long process of evaluation. Education of businesses and employees is a key part of changes as well - on street spaces and the Seminary Street Lot are for customer traffic, not for business owners and employees."

The parking problem in uptown Norwalk is being resolved by this extended time limit along with the future elimination of two loading zones. These zones are along East Main Street, on the south corner of East Main Street and Linwood Avenue in front of Tucker Abstract and Title and also on the north corner of East Main Street and Prospect Street in front of Key Bank.

Results of a business survey on that block showed that these spaces aren't being used for loading zones and that the two extra parking spaces would be appreciated and utilized more frequently.

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