City of Tiffin and Seneca County officially accept document
TIFFIN, OHIO – MARCH 1, 2019 – The Downtown Tiffin Parking Committee released the “Downtown Tiffin Parking Study & Garage Analysis” to the public today, following the official acceptance of the document by Tiffin City Council on February 4, 2019, and by the Seneca County Board of Commissioners on February 14. The document can be found here or at tiffinseneca.org by searching parking study.
The Parking Committee is made up of representatives of the
Tiffin City Administration, Tiffin City Council, the Seneca County
Commissioners, the Seneca County Auditor, the Clerk of Courts, and the Seneca
County Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile/Probate Court, the Tiffin-Fostoria
Municipal Court, and other stakeholders.
The $19,000 study was commissioned by the Committee in
January 2018 and funded equally by the Judges (Common Pleas, Municipal,
Juvenile Probate), Seneca County, and the City of Tiffin. It was managed by the
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and conducted by the Cincinnati-based
Gossman Group, who was responsible for both the 2010 Downtown Strategic and
2016 Downtown Growth & Development Plan. The final draft was completed in
September, with the Parking Committee reviewing, modifying and finally
accepting the document in October. The study was then presented to both Tiffin
City Council and the Seneca County Commission in November, was reviewed and
then accepted earlier this month.
Committee Chair and Common Pleas Judge Steve Shuff was
complimentary of the finished product: “The needs of our justice system,
businesses, government, and events downtown continue to increase, and we need
to think about how to meet the short- and long-term needs for parking. This
study helps us understand what those needs are and will be in the future.”
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz concurred: “Our downtown continues
to thrive, and we want to ensure that there is enough parking and that people
know how to find it, how to access it, and that they are comfortable with it.
The study is an important step as we look to address current and future
Seneca County Commission President Shayne Thomas also
commented, “I am proud of the spirit of cooperation among downtown stakeholders
for funding and completing this study.”
To learn more and access the study, visit tiffinseneca.org.
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic
Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private,
non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and
community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently
ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more
about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at