The City of Cincinnati changed the pricing plan on parking meters in the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday.
The new pricing plan is an effort to have motorists use more on-street parking spaces in the area according to the city. Some meters in the area will increase and others will see a decrease in cost.
The new rates (per hour):
$1.25 in the southeastern area of Over-the-Rhine
$0.75 in the southwestern and northwestern areas of Over-the-Rhine;
$2.25 on the eastern side of the Central Business District;
$1.75 in the northwestern area of the Central Business District;
$2.00 in the southwestern area of the Central Business District.
“These changes are being made to help continue the economic growth of both the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine,” said City Manager Harry Black. “We looked at the numbers and see this as an opportunity for the City to capitalize on its resources.”
Hours of operation for the parking meters will remain 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.