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January 29, 2013

Consultant crunching data for parking plan in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater’s parking consultant continues to crunch data and develop a parking plan for downtown, Campus Corner, Washington Street and areas adjacent to Oklahoma State University along University Avenue.

A public meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in room 121 at the Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. Eighth Ave., Stillwater spokeswoman Sherry Fletcher said Tuesday.

In September, the City Council contracted with Carl Walker, Inc., which will be paid approximately $60,000 for the study. The company is one of the top parking consultants in the United States, Stillwater’s Director of External Service John McClenny said when the contract was finalized.

The company met with focus groups and held a public input meeting in September. It also assessed the number of parking spaces in downtown Stillwater and areas surrounding campus.

The field work was completed Oct. 19.

Tuesday, McClenny said specifics for Stillwater and evaluation of field service data are still being discussed.

“At this point, the possible solutions encompass the entire range of what might be possible in the community,” he said.

When the contract was approved in September, the goal was to complete the study by the end of 2012.

A steering committee, comprised of representatives of city staff, Oklahoma State University, Campus Corner, Washington Street, the Greek Neighborhood and Stillwater residents, is guiding the study, McClenny said.

The company is expected to present the final draft of its study to the City Council on March 18, he said.


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