City Upgrades Parking Garages, Meters

Today, Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin and Director of Parking Terri Allen announced several safety and beautification upgrades to the Downtown City-owned parking garages. These upgrades include new security cameras, additional lighting, updated paint schemes to more easily find your vehicle, and additional security presence on the evening and weekends.

“The safety of our residents and visitors is paramount, and with the holiday shopping season upon us, we wanted to highlight the improvements made to our parking garages,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “We hope these additional safety measures bring folks Downtown to shop, dine and patronize our businesses.”

In addition to the garage upgrades, all City-owned parking meters have been upgraded to provide more payment options including Google Pay and text-to-pay. This provides more flexibility for those parking throughout to City and ensures a contact-free parking experience.

“The parking department has been working diligently to provide good customer service and take customer feedback into account when making upgrades.  Our data shows that the majority of those parking at meters use an electronic option, and we are glad that ParkMobile has made more of those options available,” said Terri Allen, Director of Parking.

Additionally, a map has been created to show the location of the Downtown City-owned parking garages. These garages offer free parking weekdays after 5 p.m. and all-day Saturdays and Sundays. Charleston City Council also recently approved Citizen Appreciation Parking at all City-owned parking meters November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18, December 25, and January 1.