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Learn About Downtown Parking Improvements with City Staff

City of Greeley staff wants to talk about the upcoming downtown parking improvements.

Those improvements go into effect April 1. City staff set up several times during the next two weeks to chat with members of the community and answer any questions about the parking improvements. Join the conversation:

  • From 2-5 p.m., Monday, March 18, staff will be at Aunt Helen’s Coffee House, 800 8th Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 20, staff will walk downtown stopping by businesses to talk with employees, shoppers, and any other community members with questions.
  • From 5-7 p.m., March 25, staff will be at Zoe’s Café, 715 10th St.

Downtown Greeley offers more than 2,000 free two-hour parking spots to downtown visitors. Evening, weekends, and holidays are free, no-limit parking.

Starting April 1, downtown parking improvements will:

  • Maintain two-hour free parking during weekdays and free, no-limit parking for evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Add a pay-to-stay option so visitors can choose to leave their car in place longer if they wish.
  • Implement a program that encourages more parking availability in high-traffic and centrally-located downtown areas.
  • Reduce enforcement hours in the evening by an hour, stopping at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

To administer many of these improvements, Greeley will use license plate recognition technology and Passport Parking services and app.

Anyone wanting to visit downtown and staying less than two hours does not need to use the app. If someone knows they will stay longer than two hours or is not sure how long they will stay, they can follow the steps below:

  1. Find your spot
  2. Launch the Passport app shortly after parking
  3. Enjoy downtown
  4. The app will send an alert near the end of a user’s parking time (the first two hours are free)
  5. Pay for more time
  6. Keep enjoying downtown

Downtown parking will also have a call to pay option. Simply dial (877) 959-4718 and pay for your extended parking over the phone.

To increase available parking in high-use areas downtown, Greeley officials created Orange Zone Parking. This special parking zone — located in the heart of downtown — still offers two-hour free parking; free evening, weekend; and holiday parking, and pay to stay options. However, if any downtown visitors want to stay longer than two hours in the Orange Zone and do not want to pay, they must move their vehicle at least two blocks or leave the Orange Zone to restart their two-hour free parking time.

Parking data shows the majority of downtown parking lots have numerous spots open throughout the day. Just a few centrally located lots — that will become Orange Zone Parking — become mostly full during peak hours. These downtown parking improvements encourage longer-stay drivers to park near the outer edges of downtown and make those centrally located lots more available for short-stay downtown visitors.

For more information, contact Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones 970-350-9751 or

Release Date:
Mar 14, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones

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