Parking in downtown Decatur is about to get a whole lot tougher for those not willing to open their wallets.
A DeKalb County employee reported in FFAF – and the city has confirmed – that the DeKalb County parking deck at the corner of Trinity Place and Commerce Drive, once free in the evening after 6p and on weekends, will soon be charging for parking. According to the employee, the county has “hired a vendor to manage parking in the courthouse deck and also for the lot behind the Maloof building.”
They went on to say that they are “Not sure what the price will be, but parking will no longer be free after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.”
Street parking in Decatur is still free after 6p Monday thru Saturday and all day on Sunday. But without the release valve of the free DeKalb County deck, one would assume those street spots will be even tougher to snag in the future.
And in case you now have a sudden urge to study up on available parking around Decatur, here’s a helpful map that’s posted on the City’s website…