Effective 11/16/2016, an ordinance regarding mobile food vendors will set a series of requirements. Some of the highlights include the following:
- Completion and approval of the annual Mobile Food Vendor License Application is required
- Must adhere to Douglas County Health Department standards
- No parking in diagonal parking spaces
- Maximum time limit to park at any meter is 4 hours unless the meter is a 10-hour parking meter, in which case it is 10 hours
- No parking allowed within a 50-foot radius of the main entrance to any permanent food establishment during the hours which food is sold without the express written permission of said facility (Please use the map below as a general reference only.)
- A complete, final version of the ordinance can be found here.
- The Mobile Food Vendor License Application can be found here.
Parking has never been easier with our smartphone app! Check out this video to learn how to download, install, and use the Park Omaha app to pay for parking. Use the Park Omaha App to pay for parking at meters throughout the city. Simply set up your account and use the app to track your parking expenses.
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“We are listening and responding to employee and resident concerns for garage parking options and are pleased to have a location not only for these groups but also for volunteers, residents and others who visit the downtown area,” said Kenneth Smith, parking division manager.
The garages downtown provide an affordable option as downtown meter rates increase – slightly– and hours of operation become Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays and holidays are still FREE.
Through a partnership with the Omaha Downtown Improvement District and Frontline Security, increased officer presence will be available for employees who work late evening shifts.
Park Omaha is announcing a one-time shareable code for use with the Park Omaha app. Use 115115 and receive $2 of FREE parking. Individuals can share this code with co-workers, friends, family and customers.
“Our goal is to provide additional options for our citizens and to make it an easier transition into this new program,” said Smith.
The average rate increase is 50 cents per hour in the Old Market (which equals an additional $1.50 for a 3-hour stay); and 25 cents per hour in all other downtown areas. Rates for the 10-hour meters on the edges of downtown will remain the same.
The new rates will be:
- 2-hour meters are currently $1/hour and will increase to $1.25/hour
- 3-hour meters are currently $.75/hour (Old Market area) and will increase to $1.25/hour
- 4-hour meters are currently $.50/hour and will increase to $.75/hour
- Most 10-hour meters are currently $.25/hour and will increase to $.50/hour
Instead of worrying about carrying extra change, downtown visitors, employees and residents with Apple or Android smartphones can download the FREE Park Omaha application to pay for parking – at any meter. The app also allows individuals to load their account to pay for parking and receive additional FREE parking credits.