Parking & Transit

Walk, Bus, Drive, Rideshare, Scoot, Bike, Skip. You can do it all here in the Short North Arts District.

Visiting the Short North Arts District is easier than it has ever been. Come for the art, come to hop, come to dine, come to shop, come to celebrate. No matter what brings you here or how you get here, we look forward to seeing you. Download the Parking + Transit Guide.

Art Here. Park Here.
Start Here: A Guide to Parking + Transit in the Short North Arts District

Click here for a printable version of our Parking + Transit Guide

Parking

With four new garages ­– that’s 2,000 spaces right there – plus a bevy of new street and metered parking, our over 8,500 parking spots are waiting for you when you get here.

Learn more about parking in the Short North Arts District, using the ParkColumbus App, and the District’s four garages on YouTube.

Meters & On-Street Parking

Download the ParkColumbus App to your smartphone or mobile device through Google Play or the App Store before your visit to make your trip a breeze. Once you arrive, use the app to pay for parking at meters and on side streets.

Not into apps? No worries. You can still pay for parking at over 680 meters by card or coin, or pay by phone to park on the District’s side streets by calling (877) 727.5970.

All meter parking is free after 10:00pm every day, and all meter and on-street parking is free all day on Sundays and holidays.

Residents, business owners, and employees are eligible for parking permits. Visit ParkColumbus.com to find what’s available for you.

Parking Validation Program

Visitors can park in featured Short North Arts District garages and pay only $1 for the first hour or use the ParkColumbus App at metered and on-street parking spots and save $1. Here’s how:

1. Park in any of the three participating garages (valid between 9:00am - 5:00pm) or use the ParkColumbus App at a metered or on-street parking spot
2. Shop at any participating Short North Arts District Arts District business
3. Get a garage validation sticker or a ParkColumbus App code with purchase
4. Use your garage validation sticker when leaving the District to pay only $1 for your first hour of parking or use your code in the ParkColumbus App to get $1 off your total parking cost

Participating Garages

The Castle: 965 N. High St | The Hub: 26 E. Hubbard Ave | The Joseph: 53 W. Russell St

Participating Businesses

Alexanders Jewelers | AMD Services | Bakersfield | Bare Skin & Nail Studio | Belgian Iron Wafel Co. | Bernard’s Tavern | Black Brick | Bourbon & Barley Saloon | Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Brassica | C. Krueger’s | Chipotle | Clover on High | Columbus Eyeworks | Columbus Running Company | Core Power Yoga | Created Hardwood | Danceville, USA | Del Mar SoCal Kitchen | Donatos | Eugene’s Canteen | First Commonwealth Bank | Fount | Glean | Global Gifts | Hai Poke | Hammond Harkins Gallery | Happy Go Lucky Home + Her | Harvey & Ed’s | Heartfelt Yoga | Heyman Talent | High Street Tattoo | HOMAGE | Hubbard Grille | Jacob Neal Home Collection/Salon | Jolie Occasions | Karavan Treasures | Kingmakers Board Game Parlor | Koulian Jewelers | Ladybird | Laughlin’s Bakery | Lindsay Gallery | Local Cantina | Magnolia Thuderpussy | Marcia Evans Gallery | Mission Coffee | Mukha Spa | Northstar Cafe | (Not) Sheep Gallery | On Paper | One Line Coffee | Paradise Garage Bicycles | Peace + Love + Bling | Pet Valu | phia salon | Philco Bar + Diner | Pizzuti Collection | Press Grill | Prologue Bookshop | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Roche Bobois | Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop | Rose Bredl Flowers | rowe | Salons at High and Hubbard | Salon Lofts | Samson Men’s Emporium | Serendipity Laps | Sevell + Sevell | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Sherrie Gallerie | Simply Rolled Ice Cream | Short North Piece of Cake | Sole Classics | Star Jewelers on High | Store 5a | Studios on High Gallery | Tackma | Tenfold | The Blowout Bar | The Candle Lab | The Eagle | The Guild House | The Happy Greek | The Lamp Shade | The Optical. Co | The Paper Daisy | The UPS Store | The W Nail Bar | THREAD | Tigertree | TORSO | Vamp Official | Verizon | Union Café | Warby Parker | Waxxpot | Wine on High | ZenCha Tea Salon | Zest Juice Co.

Public Garages & Surface Lots

There are several Public Parking Garages in the Short North Arts District – four of them are brand new and contain an additional 2,000 spots. They are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options.

Electric vehicle? Park Here: the Goodale Garage has 10 Tesla Supercharging stations and 10 EV stations, the Hub Garage has two EVs, and the Joseph Garage has one of each.

There even remain a handful of surface lots, like the Goodale Lot, which offers free parking for your first hour.

Resident Parking

Resident Permits

You can apply for your annual resident permit online at parkcolumbus.com. Eligible addresses can apply for one permit per licensed driver, up to two permits per address. For eligible addresses needing additional permits, an appeal can be filed. Permits are $25 each and exempt you from time limits and payments in your permit zone.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit parkcolumbus.com for step-by-step instructions on applying for and using your resident permit.

Annual Guest Permits

Guest permits are $25 each and good for one year. They enable you to add one license plate to your online account at a time, exempting the vehicle from the posted time limits and payments in your permit zone.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit parkcolumbus.com for step-by-step instructions on applying for and using your annual guest permit.

24-Hour Guest Passes

Guest passes are free to request and enable you or your guest to pay $3 and park in an on-street subzone within your permit zone for 24 hours. Residents can request up to 300 guest passes per year.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit parkcolumbus.com for step-by-step instructions on requesting and using 24-hour guest passes.

Permit Zones

Download a map of Short North Arts District permit zones here.

Valet

There are several valet stations throughout the Short North Arts District. The fast and friendly valets at each and any of the stands will handle your parking needs regardless of your destination.

Location: 811 Highland St (Basi Italia)
Valet parking offered: T-S, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: 620 N. High St (Le Meridien, The Joseph Hotel)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; transient rate starting at $10, overnight rate of $30

Location: 641 N. High St (Marcella's, The Pearl, and Lemongrass)
Valet parking offered: S-Th, 5:00pm – 11:00pm; F-S, 5:00pm – 1:00am

Location: 569 N. High St (Hyde Park)
Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Location: 570 N. High St (Black Point)
Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Location: 501 N. High St (Hampton Inn & Suites)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours

Location: 445 N. High St (Martini Modern Italian)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 6:00pm – 12:00am

Location: 401 N. High St (Hilton Columbus Downtown)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; $24 a day

 

Transit

There are over a dozen ways to get here including by bus, bike, rideshare, and walking. Choose your favorite and we’ll see you soon!

Bus: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

With over 40 routes serving the Greater Columbus area, your travels here by bus can prove economical and hassle-free. Use Lines 1, 2, 5, and the NightOwl to travel along the High Street corridor, plus the free CBUS Downtown Circulator connects the Short North Arts District, Downtown, and the Brewery District.

Find out more about COTA at cota.com.

Bike

Have you your own? Ride it. We’re bike-friendly and our roads show it with Sharrows and dedicated lanes. We have bike racks at virtually every block along High Street plus secure, covered parking and bike repair stations at Goodale Street and Park Street and at the North Market on Spruce Street.

Want to rent a ride for the day? Use CoGo, a transportation service peppered throughout Columbus with several stations in the Short North Arts District. CoGo offers bikes for everything from daily use to annual memberships. Find out more about CoGo at cogobikeshare.com.

Zipcar

Do you need to borrow a car for an hour a day? Zipcar can take care of that along with the insurance, gas, and maintenance, plus you’ll enjoy a dedicated parking spot.

Reserve online or through the app, and pick up your Zipcar at our dedicated Zipcar parking station on West Hubbard and High. Find out more about Zipcar at zipcar.com.

Rideshare

Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab have made getting to the Short North Arts District easier than ever before. Download their apps and enjoy your ride here.

Taxi

Several local taxi companies regularly serve the Short North Arts District. Give them a call or hail a ride while you're here.

Yellow Cab Columbus: (614) 444.4444
Orange Cab: (614) 414.0000
ACME Taxi: (614) 777.7777
Blue Cab: (614) 236.4444

Walking

Walking is the best way to appreciate all the locally owned small businesses, galleries, dining options, and entertainment venues that make the Short North Arts District so unique.

We’re just finishing up our Streetscape Improvement Project, which will make it all the easier to enjoy the iconic permanent murals, the Temporary Mural Series, the Short North Arts District Arches, and other unexpected works of art around virtually every corner.

Employee Mobility Discounts

The Short North Alliance has worked with employers throughout the District to offer employees discounted use of alternative transit options to and from work. These options include CoGo, Lyft, and Lime. If you are an employee at a Short North Arts District business and are interested in receiving a discount on these services, talk to your employer or email info@shortnorth.org.

 

Help & Feedback

The City of Columbus has a new parking demand management program in the Short North Arts District, which means things can change based on feedback. If there is something into which you would like the City to look, email parkingservices@columbus.gov or leave feedback here.

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