There are now more places to park in downtown Glen Ellyn, according to a statement from the village.
The village of Glen Ellyn recently added seven new parking spots in front of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., following a lengthy traffic study that also assessed the impact of switching some roadways from one-way streets to two-way in the central business district.
I'm curious if you readers think parking is an issue in downtown Glen Ellyn. When I'm walking around downtown Glen Ellyn, I see the same cars circle and circle to land a parking spot directly in front of the store they wish to visit. OK, I have to admit I do this, too, (especially when I want my Starbucks fix).
Do you think more parking would lead to a more successful downtown for business owners? I posed this question to some business owners, leaders in February and they all expressed the need for more parking.
Beckie Nilles, owner of Urban Chic, located on Pennsylvania Avenue near Glen Oak Restaurant, said, "If people can't park they'll just leave." The conversation came after the intial proposal for a tax increment financing district (TIF) that would create funds for a parking deck.
Although, it might be years before a parking deck is installed do you think adding more street parking is beneficial?
So, readers, what do you think about parking in downtown Glen Ellyn? Would you travel downtown more often if there was more parking?