City of Auburn to test downtown valet service

City of Auburn to test downtown valet service

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn City Council has been hearing the same complaint for years.

"Auburn has a lack of parking," said Auburn resident, Reilly Wooten.

"Me and my girlfriend had to circle around just to find a parking spot," said Auburn resident, Jaeshon Baldwin.

Now, City Council is footing the bill for an $85,000 valet parking service to be brought to the municipal parking deck for one a one year trial in hopes to relieve some of the congestion that people face.

"The way the deck is configured now, we can't just open it up to parking because there's no way that we can control it, but we figured that if we have valet parking we could let the valet park up in that area," said Jim Buston, Auburn City Manager.

Around 75 parking spaces will be added with the valet parking. It will cost the same as parking at a metered space, but it will only be available during peak times of the day.

There are ongoing negotiations with local businesses about expanding the valet parking to other underutilized areas.

The city hopes to begin using the valet parking service on Aug. 14.

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