Junction Merchants and Staff Parking
We have many unique features we offer as a body of merchants in the Junction. Each one of us contributes to the vibrant district that attract hundreds (and growing!) of people each day.
One of the major reasons people visit our district is the 228 free parking spaces we pay for every month through our collective BIA dues. The benefit of parking
for free to experience shopping, visiting restaurants and using our services is at risk due to business owners/managers and staff parking in the lots.
Is it hard to find parking? Sure! Should one merchant benefit over another by parking or allowing their staff to park in a space reserved for our neighborhood? No.
We contract with Diamond Parking to monitor and ticket drivers who leave their cars in the lots 3+ hours. I work closely with Diamond to identify vehicles with multiple tickets who (mostly) belong to merchants or staff members or (sometimes) apartment residents.
I authorize Diamond to tow cars, which could include vehicles belonging to you or your staff members. That being said, the vehicle does receive a tow warning and one final ticket.
Here's a list of vehicles that in danger of being towed:
Red Pathfinder XXX2268 13 tickets
Grey VW XXX1169 13 tickets
Black Econoline XXX439Z 10 tickets
Green Food Sedan XXX4410 6 tickets
White Toyota Sedan XXX2736 13 tickets
Grey Honda Odyssey XXX5656 9 tickets
Grey Honda Coupe XXX5049 8 tickets
Beige Honda Van XXX 13 tickets
Beige Nissan Sedan XXX2070 13 tickets
This is important we communicate to our staff the parking lots are not an option which includes following that same logic as the business owners.
On parking, let's touch too on Junction street parking. I have received complaints from merchants about staff parking in the Junction and moving their cars every two hours. Again, our street parking is for the neighborhood. They can find parking 2-3 blocks off the Junction, or there is monthly paid parking via the Diamond lots.