ITHACA, N.Y. — The City of Ithaca has announced that beginning sept. 8, parking rates will revert back to full price and one-hour additional free parking in city-owned garages will no longer be offered.

The city had suspended parking enforcement in March in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “NYS on PAUSE” order. As the region moved into Phase Four of reopening, the city began collecting parking fees again on June 26, though those fees were discounted.

The city collected $3.4 million in parking fees last year and had budgeted more than $3 million for parking revenue in 2020. The city has collected about $923,000 so far this fiscal year, which is off-budget by about $785,000, Controller Steve Thayer told Common Council earlier this month.

The City of Ithaca will continue to maintain the following downtown curbside locations where businesses can conduct short-term curbside delivery service for free while their customers remain in the comfort of their own vehicles:

  • Seneca St. and Buffalo St. both near the Dewitt Mall
  • Tioga/Seneca St. at the Commons
  • Cayuga St. at the Commons
  • Green St. in front of Press Bay Alley