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City creates 321 new downtown curbside parking spaces

Downtown Buffalo has picked up an extra 321 street parking spaces.

City officials created the additional parking spaces by changing signage and other simple measures – easily exceeding the original goal of 200 new spaces, according to Buffalo Place.

A report by the nonprofit business improvement district – which worked with the city – shows the new spaces are distributed throughout the downtown area, with the largest number – 66 – in the Elmwood Terrace area that is west of Elmwood Avenue and south of Chippewa Street.

Another 59 spaces were generated in the office zone bordered by South Division Street, Oak Street, Elmwood and Canalside. There also are 45 new spaces in the area surrounded by Oak, Pearl, West Mohawk and South Division streets, and 44 new spaces at Canalside.

All told, there are 3,114 curbside parking spaces in downtown Buffalo, with more than half of them – 1,664 – priced at $2 per hour, mostly with no maximum duration.

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