The biggest change to the Short North is changing again!
The Short North is the busiest, most hopping neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This nationally recognized Arts District is popular for a reason: it has incredible restaurants, one-of-a-kind shoppes, and a welcoming culture.
When it comes to Columbus, the Short North is the place to be.
Of course, there’s a price to being such a great area. Parking in the Short North only got more crowded as the neighborhood evolved.
In an answer to the Short North’s woes, the City of Columbus rolled out a complete overhaul parking rules and created an app for Short North visitors to use.
Thousands of people read our overview of the new Short North parking changes, many stating that it was the clearest coverage available.
Read our detailed rundown of everything you need to know about the new Short North parking changes here.
Now, the Department of Service has announced even more changes are coming to the Short North parking experience. We’ve listed them below.
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The New Changes for Parking Permits
ParkColumbus, Columbus’s new parking app created by ParkMobile, has received feedback for its complicated user interface.
In order to create a more streamlined app, ParkMobile has removed the feature to manage your parking permits from the ParkColumbus app.
Now, managing your parking permits is no longer available on the app entirely. To manage your account, users will have to go online. Here is the announcement in Parking Services’s own language:
To manage your permits, please go to www.parkcolumbus.com and click on Manage Your Parking Permit in the left gutter (left side bar) of the page. If you are using the mobile optimized version of the website, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to access the link. Simply log into your online customer portal and manage your permits.
The New Changes for Parking Payments
In addition to changing the app for Short North residents who use permanent passes, ParkColumbus is also changing the payment experience for Short North visitors.
Under the old version, parkers were never prompted to confirm their license plate number. This created a problem where users often went through a portal where they paid for the wrong license plate number. More often than not, this resulted in a parking ticket and a headache for both parties when getting the situation resolved.
The new version of the app includes a confirmation screen where the license plate number is highlighted with the Start Parking button.
Additionally, the app’s Activity Tab is now split into three different categories to help organize the different type of sessions. An Activity section reflects the individual’s active session. An Upcoming section includes any future reservations made by the individual. Last, a History section displays the individual’s historical transactions.
This should be a helpful addition for users who disliked how unclear the old version could be.
More changes to come?
Keep checking the Lykens Companies’s blog for the latest news with Short North parking. The City of Columbus hinted that even more changes are headed the Short North’s way for parking:
Due to recent feedback from residents and businesses, we are considering some potential changes to the Short North Parking Plan. Stay tuned for another email in the next couple of weeks outlining those changes.
We don’t know what’s ahead, but we look forward to seeing how the City of Columbus continues to improve upon the parking experience in the Short North, the neighborhood we, too, are committed to serving.
Now, a bit about Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident that it doesn’t get better than us when it comes to finding the absolute best apartments and rentals in Columbus.
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