For people, living in the surrounding area of the hotel project they don't want drivers taking up their side streets. George Collier told Local 24 there is a solution to keep people from parking in your neighborhood. It's an ordinance that enforces a residential parking permit.
"Early on, we called it the parking lot era," said Collier. "It was non-stop. It was seven days a week. People were parking everywhere."
That was years ago, just as Overton Square was seeing its revival. The parking situation changed when Collier helped spearhead a campaign to have his street of Monroe and surrounding streets turned into a permit residential parking zone.