The city hopes parking permits will better accommodate downtown Albany residents. Street parking in the area has been a hassle for residents to find parking because of state workers also parking on the streets.
A total of 2,750 parking spots will be designated in the downtown area as residential permit parking only. Residents will have to pay $25.00 for the permits. Cars without permits will be limited to park for two hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. There will be a $45.00 fine for violators.
Zones to be included for permit parking are Lark Street/Center Square, Mansions/Pastures, and the Ten Broeck triangle area.