The University of Iowa

Bellevue Downtown Parking Study

Downtown Bellevue Parking
Academic Year 
2021-2022
College/Department 
Planning & Public Affairs
Project Partner 
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Through an independent study project, second-year Urban & Regional Planning student Zach Harland worked with the Jackson county Economic Alliance and the City of Bellevue to assess downtown parking and make recommendations for improvements.

Located right on the Mississippi River and home to the Bellevue State Park, the Bellevue downtown scene during the summer months has become a hub for tourists wanting to attend the city's farmer's market, visit the local shops and restaurants, and stop at the new local brewery. With an influx of people visiting the town, finding available parking can be difficult at times.

In collaboration with the City of Bellevue and Jackson County Economic Alliance, Zach studied current parking and traffic patterns and presented to the Bellevue City Council a list of recommendations the city could implement to optimize and expand parking availability in the downtown area.