Some of the rejuvenated areas of the Rose City are finding that valet parking is solving parking problems for businesses, particularly restaurants./..Read about it here.
They say their main problem is finding places for the valet companies to rent to put the cars. I say that’s not the city’s problem. Its the Valet Company’s problem. See if the local businesses cut a deal with the valet company to park cars from say 5 to 10 pm. The valet company cuts a deal with the city that it will use say three spots for drop off in front of the shop (and pay for the spots).
The Valet company will then be responsible for finding places to park the cars. My guess is there is a lot of open parking behind stores that are closed that would love to have those spots rented out for the unused time. But then that’s the problem of the valet company. They are entrepreneurial — they can figure it out.