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Downtown Parking Open House August 14

City Launched Downtown Parking Study

The community is invited to attend an Open House to provide feedback on the downtown parking experience in St. Charles. The Open House is Monday, August 14 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.

In June 2023, the St. Charles City Council approved a contract to conduct a comprehensive Downtown Parking Study to provide valuable insights and data on the current downtown parking environment, as well as to recommend initiatives that will enhance the overall parking experience in the area. This is a significant step by the St. Charles City Council to improve the downtown parking experience for all visitors.

For those unable to attend the Open House, there will be additional opportunities to provide feedback about parking in downtown St. Charles. The City will release more information on those opportunities in the future. There also is an online Downtown Parking Survey available on the City’s website. Project Page and Survey Link:

To ensure a thorough and professional assessment, the City has enlisted the expertise of Desman, a reputable firm specializing in parking consulting, design, planning, and restoration. Desman has already begun their analysis by evaluating the existing inventory and data, assessing current conditions, and conducting peak occupancy surveys. Desman will be partnering with the City to conduct a series of public engagement opportunities for the residents and downtown businesses.

Questions about the study can be addressed to Derek Conley, Economic Development Director, at

updated Aug 15, 2023