Parking 2023

To address the demand for downtown on street and off-street parking, the construction of a 4-level parking deck and comprehensive parking management update is underway in Hendersonville. Upon the opening of the deck, expected March 2023, Main Street and Avenues from Church to King will be metered, and the permit system will be updated.

 

Parking Permits Quick Facts

Parking Deck 

Parking Deck Permit - $80 per month 
24 hour a day / 7 day a week enforcement 
Permit holders receive a puck to enter and exit with ease 
For hourly users: First hour free / $1.50 per hour / $10 daily maximum 

Surface Lots  

Interior Lots - $60 per month (Apple, Maple, Spruce, Azalea) 
Exterior / Employee Lot - $25 per month (Dogwood) 
Permit holders identified via license plate registered with iParq 
For hourly users: First hour free / $1.50 per hour / $10 daily maximum 

Meters 

Main Street and Avenues from Church to King 
Monday – Saturday 9am – 7pm enforcement (free on Sundays and City holidays) 
Always check in - Users must check-in via ParkMobile app or kiosk 
Main Street & Avenue Meters: First ½ hour free / $2.00 per hour 
Surface Lots & Parking Deck: First hour free / $1.50 per hour / $10 daily maximum

Enforcement 

Permits are linked to license plate (there will no longer be hanging tags) 
Maximum of 2 plates per account - only 1 vehicle can utilize the permit at a time  
No Backing in 
Hendersonville Police Department utilizing a warning-first approach to educate the community as the meters and new permit structure go online 

Timeline 

Permit Holder Meeting – Nov. 9, 2022 at City Operations - Current Permit Holders at 4:30 PM / New Permit Holders & General Public at 5:15 PM
City Council Rate & Fee Approval – Jan. 2023
Main Street Kiosk Installation – Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023
 
Parking Deck Substantial Completion and Final Cleaning – Jan./Feb. 2023  
Parking Deck Grand Opening / New Permit System & Meters go live – Mar. 2023  

Why will Main Street and the Avenues be metered starting in early 2023?

To address the demand for downtown on street and off-street parking, the construction of a 4-level parking deck and comprehensive parking management update is underway in Hendersonville. Upon the opening of the deck, expected March 2023, Main Street and Avenues from Church to King will be metered, and the permit system will be updated. The deck and new management system will substantially increase the number of downtown parking spaces. The pricing structure has been developed in partnership with parking consultants, City staff and City Council, and utilizes user-based fees to charge those who use parking infrastructure versus relying on Hendersonville residents and property owners to support/fund the system. It is all about location, location, location. Metering the most sought-after parking assets (those on Main Street and the Avenues) will facilitate turnover and help fund the cost of constructing the parking deck and new parking infrastructure as Hendersonville continues to grow. 

If I currently have a parking permit, will I automatically be transferred to a new permit?

No. Current permit holders will need to register and set up payment for a new permit. The date to register has not been scheduled, but current permit holders will be given first opportunity to reserve permits before new permit applications are processed. At the Permit Holder Interest Meeting, attendees will be able to sign an interest form to reserve their 2023 permit. Following the meeting current permit holders will be emailed with information on how to reserve their permit as well. 

Where can I learn more or ask questions about the new permit and parking management system?

Permit Holder Interest Meeting  

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM (current permit holders) / 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM (general public) 

City Operations Center Assembly Room – 305 Williams Street 

What parking lots am I allowed to park in with my new permit?

The Parking Deck permit allows owners to park in the deck. The Exterior / Employee permit allows owners to park in the Dogwood lot. The Interior permit allows owners to park in any of the following lots: Apple, Maple, Spruce, Azalea 

Are there assigned parking spots?

There are no parking spaces assigned to individual users. Lots contain a mix of permit owners and metered guests.  

How much do the meters cost?

On Main Street and the avenues between Church and King, the first 30 minutes are free, followed by $2.00 per hour.  

In the parking deck and surface lots the first hour is free followed by $1.50 per hour with a $10 daily maximum. 

If I am only going to be on Main Street for less than 30 minutes or in a surface lot for less than an hour, why do I need to sign in on the ParkMobile app or on a kiosk?

Parking enforcement services read license plates to determine who has and has not paid for parking. If you have not checked in on the app or a kiosk (EVEN if you will only park during the free window) the plate readers will flag your vehicle as avoiding payment and you will be subject to ticketing. 

What are things that will cause me to get a parking ticket?

With the new changes, the City of Hendersonville is taking a warning first approach. First offenses will be used as an opportunity to educate. Here are some parking no-no's that after a first warning can earn you a ticket. 

  • Not checking your vehicle in on the ParkMobile app or parking kiosk (even if you only plan to park during the free window) 
  • Backing into a parking space 
  • ‘Double Parking’ - parking both cars listed on a parking permit downtown at the same time 
  • Staying parked in a space beyond the time you paid for (you can add time on the ParkMobile app and via kiosk) 

 

Interested in a downtown parking permit for 2023? Please fill out this interest form.

PARKING PERMIT INTEREST FORM

Downtown Employer/Employee Parking Flyer