The Fountain Square South parking garage is closing Friday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. and won't reopen until three months later.
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority) is taking over management of the garage under the Westin Hotel. The City of Cincinnati is leasing operations to the Port under a long-term agreement.
The Port says the closure will allow for "making needed repairs and maintenance to the facility."
The Port Authority says it has already alerted regular daily parking clients. It provided the following information to WVXU:
In two weeks, new parking hours and meter rates will be coming to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.
Starting January 2nd, parking meters will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Currently meters are enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Central Business District (CBD) and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in most parts of Over-the-Rhine (OTR), and Sunday parking had been free.