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Unleased Spaces in City-Owned Lots to Become First-Come, First-Served Unrestricted Public Parking

MARION, IN: (July 1st, 2016) – The City administration is offering an array of free downtown parking options to the public, effective immediately. Eight City-owned lots (outlined in the attached map), with the exception of numbered spaces within the lots, are now offered to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis for an unrestricted amount of time. The friendly change is part of a larger effort to make parking more accessible to visitors and residents as well as business owners and downtown employees.

Champions for Downtown Marion Growth

WIWU TV's "Crossroads" hones in on Downtown Marion and devoted groups working to make the city's core thrive again.

The City of Marion is thankful for our Downtown Marion Champions.

To get involved in Downtown Marion revitalization efforts, contact:

Main Street Marion
422 E. 4th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Marion Selected for Statewide Entrepreneur Project

MARION, IN – The Refinery and the City of Marion, are pleased to announce that Marion, Indiana has been chosen to participate in the Launch Indiana Community Entrepreneurial Mapping Project. This statewide program which is undertaken in conjunction with Ball State University’s Building Better Communities Program, consists of a series of community interviews which are designed to identify people, programs, and organizations which can help innovation driven entrepreneurs advance their business ideas and reduce obstacles to success.

City of Marion to Improve Parking Standards

MARION, IN: (May 2nd, 2016) – The City of Marion is taking action to improve parking standards in Marion by increasing violation fines and adding manpower to ensure enforcement, and encouraging good parking practices.

Multiple City departments have been receiving numerous complaints about inaccessible parking and lack of enforcement in time-limit parking spots, no parking zones, handicap-accessible spaces and more, for several years to present-day.

City Receives Funding to Install Wayfinding Signs

MARION, IN: (March 8th, 2016) – The City of Marion is excited to announce that the remaining funds needed to install the signs for the Marion Wayfinding System have been graciously donated by the Marion/Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The funds will directly pay Dave’s Excavating, Inc. for installation and related costs.

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