8:37 pm July 8, 2011, by Henry Unger
Visitors to Atlantic Station will not have to make a purchase starting Monday to park for free.
The mixed-use center issued a statement late Friday saying it is rethinking the idea. There were many critical comments posted by readers of this blog Thursday after AJC writer Arielle Kass reported Atlantic Station’s intention to eliminate two hours of free parking unless a purchase is made.
“We are listening to our local community and neighbors’ feedback, suggestions and concerns regarding the new Atlantic Station parking program,” the statement said. “We recognize there are areas we would like to further evaluate and more clearly communicate to ensure this new transition will be as smooth as possible for our retailers and guests.
“A revised plan for the new parking program, which will offer two hours of free parking with validation from shops restaurants, gyms, food trucks and Regal Cinemas, will be shared pending further review.”
The statement did not say how long the review would take.
The proof-of-purchase idea came as the center plans to spend $2.5 million to upgrade Atlantic Station’s parking facilities to make the deck brighter and easier to navigate.
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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