Downtown Parking Plan

Parking in Downtown Newark is a critical component to providing a vibrant and active Downtown for Newark businesses, residents, and visitors. Parking affects everyone, and a solid parking management strategy strengthens our community and supports strategic growth. Newark has partnered with a consultant to implement portions of the City’s Comprehensive Parking plan, including communications strategy and zoning code modernization.

Benefits of Parking Management:

watch iconSpend less time parking and more time enjoying Downtown; know exactly what spots are available where and when, all in real time.
cell phone iconPlan before you park with a user-friendly mobile app that shows availability on demand.
City of Newark logoMuch needed updates to out-of-date zoning codes—these updates will help revitalize Downtown and create thriving, walkable spaces.
piggy-bank iconFlexible rates based on location and time save you money.
hand-shake iconCooperation with private parking lot owners and the City open up more opportunities for parking.
plot chart iconNew technology improves monitoring of parking use, allowing parking management to improve over time.

Click here to check out the City’s real-time parking map

The Process

The Downtown Parking Plan will address deficiencies in the current zoning codes. The process will begin with a review of the existing code (Phase 1), followed by recommendations for rewriting codes (Phase 2) to better serve the City’s residents, workers, and visitors. There will be opportunities throughout the process for the community to provide input into the development of the recommendations. This process is expected to conclude in Spring of 2021.

Downtown Parking Plan time line

Parking Planning in Newark

A Bold New Future for Newark: In 2018, the City published A Bold New Future for Newark: A Comprehensive Parking Solution, which outlined a vision for an integrated and holistic approach to parking management in Newark. Organized around seven strategic issues, the plan introduces short-, mid-, and long-term parking policy solutions, include parking management, shared parking agreements, potential partnerships with the University of Delaware and shuttle operations.

Downtown Parking Plan matrix


Public Workshop 1 — Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Focus Group and Stakeholder Interviews (Round 1) – January 2020

A Bold New Future for Newark: A Comprehensive Parking Solution (2018)

Submit Questions and Feedback

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