Visitors to downtown Delray Beach have for years enjoyed the shops, restaurants and bars — and the parking has always been free. But that free parking could be a thing of the past. The city is poised to bring metered parking to Atlantic Avenue.
Downtown Delray is one of the only local downtowns where free parking spaces are still up for grabs. Folks visiting other downtown hot spots, including West Palm Beach’s City Place and Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas, pay for parking.
“We all want to park for free,” Mayor Cary Glickstein has said. “I have never met anyone who likes parking meters. But people expect them. Ultimately, we will have meteredparking. It’s not a question of if, but when.”