Rapid City officials are looking into the issue of downtown parking after the Legal and Finance committee voted to end the plans to build President's Plaza. According to a KOTA article and Mayor Steve Allender, new construction on the corner of Saint Joseph Street and Sixth Street will include extra parking in the future. Many argue that several areas downtown need more parking, and the Downtown Master Plan includes 60 recommendations regarding parking.
Others are less concerned about parking. Dan Seftner of Destination Rapid City argues the Pennington County ramp holds up to 500 cars and is often more than half empty, making parking easily available for those willing to walk a few extra blocks.
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