City of Decatur creating four on-street parking spaces for electric vehicles2011 Nissan Leaf. Source: Wikimedia Commons
The city of Decatur plans to designate four spaces for electric vehicles that will include charging stations.
Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne said two spaces would be placed in the 500 block of North McDonough Street and two spaces would be on Mead Road next to Harmony Park. To see a map showing the location of these spaces, click here.
During the Feb. 5 City Commission meeting, Menne said the spaces would take about six weeks to install. She later clarified that would be “the earliest” residents could expect to see the charging stations.
“We will not be charging for the use of electricity for the first year,” Menne told the Decatur City Commission. “We want to get a good feel for how they get used.”
There would be a two- hour parking limit in these spaces, Menne said. Cars parking in the spaces on McDonough Street would also have to pay to park. Most of downtown Decatur has paid parking.
The installation costs will be covered by the Decatur Development Authority. The DDA will hire a company called ChargePoint to install the charging stations and maintain the equipment.