Short North Arts District Parking + Transit

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Whether you park in the Short North Arts District in a garage, at a meter, or on the street, simplicity and safety are top priorities.

With over 8,900 parking spaces in the Short North Arts District, including 680 parking meters, 6,000 non-metered on-street parking spaces, 2,250 garage parking spaces, parking has never been easier in the Short North Arts District.

There are several public parking garages and surface lots in the Short North Arts District that are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options.

Learn more about parking in the Short North Arts District, using the ParkColumbus App, and the District’s garages on YouTube, and click the drop-down menus below for details on different parking options.

GARAGE PARKING

There are several public parking garages and surface lots in the Short North Arts District that are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options.

Use our Short North Parking Guide to help find a garage nearest you.

GARAGE VALIDATION PROGRAM

Save on garage parking with daily parking validation throughout the District. Visitors can park in one of four participating garages in the Short North Arts District and pay only $1 for the first hour between 9:00pm to 5:00pm.

Participating Garages include

  • The Castle: 965 N. High St
  • The Hub: 26 E Hubbard Ave
  • The Joseph: 53 W Russell St
  • Lincoln at Pearl: 40 E Lincoln St

See the Garage Validation drop-down menu below to learn more about garage validation and for a full listing of participating businesses.

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ADDITIONAL GARAGE PARKING INFORMATION

Each garage frequently sanitizes common touch points in their facilities, and some allow you to find and reserve parking before your visit using the ParkColumbus App. See the drop-down menu below for more details about garage parking, valet parking and more!

Public Garages + Surface Lots

There are several public parking garages and surface lots in the Short North Arts District that are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options. Use our Short North Parking Guide to help find a garage or surface lot nearest you.

SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT GARAGES  & SURFACE LOTS

  • Fourth Avenue Lot
  • Junior Achievement Lot
  • Castle Garage
  • Price Avenue Lot
  • Hub Garage
  • Lincoln Garage
  • Joseph Garage
  • North Lot
  • Goodale Garage
  • Ohio Center Garage
  • Vine Street Garage

Each garage frequently sanitizes common touch points in their facilities, and some allow you to find and reserve parking before your visit using the ParkColumbus App. See the ParkColumbus App drop-down menu above for more detail about its features

Garage Validation

Visitors can park in one of four Short North Arts District garages and pay only $1 for the first hour. Here’s how:

  1. Park in any of the four participating garages between 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday through Saturday
  2. Shop at any 135+ participating Short North Arts District Arts District business
  3. Get a garage validation sticker from the business with purchase
  4. Use your garage validation sticker when leaving the District to pay only $1 for your first hour of parking

Participating Garages

The Castle: 965 N. High St | The Hub: 26 E. Hubbard Ave | The Joseph: 53 W. Russell St | Lincoln at Pearl: 40 E. Lincoln St

Participating Businesses

43 Homes | Alexanders Jewelers | AMD SERVICES- Professional Massage Therapy | Ampersand | Artisan De Lux | Bakersfield | Bennie's Salon | Bernard's Tavern | Black Brick | Bonobos | Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Brassica | Brow Envy | Chipotle | CO.LAB Hair Studio | Columbus Eyeworks | Columbus Food Adventures | Columbus Running Company | Core Power Yoga | CRMD | Danceville U.S.A. | Del Mar | DeVine Tastings & Dining | Donatos | Emergent Art + Craft | Equitas Health | First Commonwealth Bank | Global Gifts | Hai Poke | Hammond Harkins Gallery | Happy Go Lucky | Heartfelt Yoga | Heymen Talent Agency | High Street CBD | High Street Tattoo | Homage | Hubbard Grill | Industrious | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams | Jolie Occasions | Klarna | Koulian Jewelers | Ladybird | Lincoln Social | Lindsay Gallery | Local Cantina | Macaron Bar | Magnolia Thunderpussy | Mallory Lane Salon | Marcella's | Marcia Evans Gallery | Mukha Cosmetics & Medi-Spa | Native Cold Pressed | Nida's Thai on High | Northstar Cafe | (Not) Sheep Gallery | On Paper | One Line Coffee | Orbit Design | Paradise Garage Bicycles | Pedal Wagon Columbus | Penn & Beech Candle Co. | Phia Salon | Pinot's Palette Short North | Short North Pint House | Pizzuti Collection | Press Grill | Prologue Bookshop | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
| Rose Bredl Flowers & Garden | Rowe Boutique | Salon Echo | Salon Lofts- The Hub | Salon Lofts- Price | Salons at High and Hubbard | Samson Men's Emporium | SeeSaw | Hubbard Park Place | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes | Sherrie Gallerie | Short North Alliance | Short North Piece of Cake | Short North Stage | Simply Rolled | Skully's Music-Diner | Sole Classics | St. Joseph Montessori School
| Star Jewelers on High | Studios on High Gallery | Tenspace | The Alibi Bourbon & Cocktail Lounge | The Blowout Bar | The Eagle | The Graduate Columbus | The Guild House | The Happy Greek | The Lamp Shade | The Lox Bagel Shop | The Optical Co. | The UPS Store | The W Nail Bar | The Wood Companies | TORSO | Union Cafe | Vamp | Verizon | Warby Parker | Waxxpot | WeWork | Wine on High | Yoga On High | ZenCha Tea Salon

Electric Vehicle Parking

Charge your electric vehicle with one of the many fast charging stations while you walk through the Short North Arts District. Below are some of the parking options for your electric vehicle.

  • The Goodale Garage has 10 Tesla Supercharging stations and 10 EV stations
  • The Hub Garage has two EV stations
  • The Joseph Garage has one Tesla Supercharger and one EV station
  • The Lincoln Garage has six EV charging stations on Level 5
  •  There are several EV charging stations located at East Poplar Avenue at Park Street
Valet Parking

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.

When utilizing one of the valet operators in the District, be sure it is one of the operators listed below and that the valet attendant is directly affiliated with the service.

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

Location: 511 N High St (Ruths Chris)

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

Resident & Guest Permit Parking

RESDIDENT 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 allow you to park in your permit zone without paying. Please note that resident permits do not exempt you from paying in general pay to park areas (such as on High Street and directly adjacent to High St). Read posted signage.

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 paying to park in your zone. Please note that guest permits do not exempt you from paying in general pay to park areas (such as on High Street and directly adjacent to High St). Read posted signage.

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.

ON-STREET PARKING & PARKING KIOSKS

The Short North Arts District has hundreds of on-street parking and parking kiosks spots throughout the city, perfect for any short or long term parking plans!

Download the ParkColumbus App to your smartphone or mobile device before your visit to view available parking near you as well as contactless parking payment for any kiosks and on-street parking spots.

See the ParkColumbus App drop-down menu below for more details about its features.

FREE PARKING VALIDATION

Use the ParkColumbus App for any kiosks and on-street parking spaces and save $1. Here’s how:

  1. Park at any metered or non-metered on-street parking space
  2. Click here to generate a unique validation code, then copy it
  3. Open the ParkColumbus App on your mobile device and follow the prompts to begin your parking session
  4. Before you click “Start Parking Session,” you will see the text “Add Promo Code” under the price of your parking session; do not click it yet. First, click “Start Parking Session” to begin your parking session
  5. Once your parking session is active, click “Add Promo Code” and enter or paste your unique validation code in the box that appears; the discount will be applied at the conclusion of your parking session

ADDITIONAL ON-STREET & KIOSKS PARKING INFORMATION

Short North Arts District has plenty of on-street parking throughout the district, making it easy park nearby your destination. Use the drop-down menu below to learn more about on-street parking hours, parking kiosks, the Park Columbus App and more.

On-Street Parking Hours

All street parking is free from 8:00am-10:00pm on Sundays and City-recognized holidays. Check your ParkColumbus App to check out the available parking spaces nearest you ahead of your visit.

Click here to get a unique validation code to save $1 on parking!

SHORT TERM PARKING

Green-colored 30-minute meters limit parking for 30 minutes or less when visiting to quickly and easily pick up orders.

Parking Kiosks

The new parking kiosks within the Short North Arts District accept a variety of payment methods — including bills, coins and even credit cards. You are also able to pay via phone with the Park Columbus App. Unlike coin-operated meters, the amount of time you can purchase is much more flexible.

HOW TO USE

  1. Follow the street signs to find the nearest parking kiosk, or click here to view on our Short North Parking Guide.
  2. Enter your license plate and mobile payment number
  3. Pay with coin or card

TIP: Be sure to note your parking zone. You can use it to add to your parking time from any kiosk throughout the District!

All kiosks parking is free after 10:00pm every day and all day on Sundays.

Click here to get a unique validation code to save $1 on parking

Need help? Visit parkcolumbus.parkmobile.io

Park Columbus App

Download the ParkColumbus App to your smartphone or mobile device through Google Play or the App Store before your visit and enjoy these features:

  • On the Park screen, pay for parking contactlessly at one of the 680 meters or one of the 6,000 non-metered on-street spaces by entering the Zone Number where you are parked
  • On the Settings screen, save multiple credit/debit cards and multiple license plates to your account in the Payment Methods section
    • The app prompts you to confirm which license plate you wish to use during your parking session
  • On the Park or Reserve screens, click the filter icon (located to the right of the search bar at the top of the screen) to filter by location type (on-street or garage) and parking space type (accessible parking, electric vehicle charging, and/or valet parking)
  • On the Park or Reserve screens, zoom in see how many metered spaces are estimated to be available
    • Green-colored estimates indicate there are many metered spaces available in an area; orange-colored estimates indicate there are some metered spaces in an area; red-colored estimates indicate there are few metered spaces in an area
  • On the Reserve screen, find and reserve garage parking spaces in the Castle Garage, Hub Garage, Joseph Garage, and Lincoln Garage before you drive (includes information about ADA accessible and electric vehicle spaces)
    • If you reserve your garage parking in advance, garage validation is not able to be utilized at this time.

Click here to get a unique validation code to save $1 on parking

Accessible Parking

There are a number of accessible on-street parking spaces available in The Short North Arts District . Each parking spot is indicated by a shorter blue metered sign.

Any vehicle displaying the accessible plate or placard may park in these space.

Parking Tickets + Fines

Received a parking ticket during your visit in the Short North Arts District? You can learn more about how to pay or contest your ticket here.

Business Owner + Employee Parking

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

The Short North Alliance has worked with employers throughout the District to offer employees discounted use of alternative transit options to and from work. Click here to learn more about Employee Mobility Benefits.

TRANSIT

No matter where you’re coming from in Columbus, there are over a dozen ways to get to the district including by bus, bike, rideshare, and walking. Each can be used in a clean way to ensure a Short North Safe visit. Just choose your favorite and we’ll see you soon!

Use our Short North Transit Guide to help you plan your trip to the district.

SHORT NORTH C-PASS

Do you live, work or play in the Short North Arts District? If so, then you qualify for monthly access to COTA’s fixed-route services through our new Short North C-pass program. There is no cost to participate. This spring and summer, you can ride COTA to work, home and everywhere in between for no fare! Getting started is simple.

📷: Central Ohio Transit Authority

ADDITIONAL TRANSIT INFORMATION

Whether you’re visiting the Short North Arts District, have lived here for ages, or something in between, there are plenty of ways to get around the District. Use the drop-down menu below to learn more about transit options, ride sharing, biking and more.

Bus: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

With over 40 routes serving the Greater Columbus area, your travels to the Short North Arts District by bus can prove an economical and safe way to travel to and from the District:

  • Fares are a standard $2 for adults on all lines and are capped at $4.50 per day or $62 per month
  • Children under five years old can board at no cost, and children ages five to 12 can board for $1
  • Riders can transfer to any route for any fare paid within a two-hour window
  • Bus stops are sanitized three to six times daily throughout the Short North Arts District
  • Many routes have been altered due to COVID changes
  • All riders are required to wear a mask while riding any COTA bus
  • The CBUS Downtown Circulator is no longer operating
  • The AirConnect circulator is no longer operating

Find out more about routes, riding safely, and COTA at cota.com.

Ride Sharing & Taxi Services

Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab have made getting to the Short North Arts District easier than ever before. Each service has implemented their own standards for cleaning and safety procedures. When using these services, be vigilant, be aware, and follow their safety recommendations, including double checking the license plates of vehicles you enter. Download their apps and learn more about their cleaning and safety procedures.

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.

Zipcar has enhanced their cleaning protocols. All drivers are to use zipcars for essential use only, washing hands before use and sanitizing surfaces before and after use.

FREE2MOVE

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.

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

Late Night RideShare Zones

The City of Columbus is partnering with the Short North Alliance, COTA, Lyft and Uber to provide designated late night drop-off and pick-up zones that support safe, convenient mobility for rideshare users visiting the Short North Arts District.

Beginning on Friday, July 15, Uber and Lyft rideshare users making trips between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. will be required to use eight designated pick-up and drop-off zones. Those who are using Lyft or Uber rideshare services when visiting the Short North will be directed by the service app to the nearest drop-off/pickup zone. The rideshare driver will be notified that a customer is waiting in that zone for a ride.

The pilot is set to operate through Oct. 15 and then be evaluated by the program’s partners.

LATE NIGHT RIDESHARE ZONE LOCATIONS

The zones, marked off by Late Night Rideshare Pick Up and Drop Off signage, will temporarily operate at COTA bus stop locations that are not currently in use during those hours.

  • N High St & W 4th Ave
  • N High St & E 2nd Ave
  • N High St & W 2nd Ave
  • N High St & E 1st Ave
  • N High St & & W Hubbard Ave
  • N High St & Warren St
  • N High St & E Russell St
  • N High St & W Russell St

Click below to find answers to several FAQs about this program.

2022 Late Night RideShare FAQs

Bikes & E-Scooters

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. these are sanitized daily by the Short North Ambassadors. There are also 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 powered by Lyft, that has both dockless ebikes with pedal assist technology and docking stations peppered throughout Columbus, several of which are in the Short North Arts District. CoGo offers bikes for everything from daily use to annual memberships. High contact surfaces on bikes will be disinfected each time they arrive in our depot. High contact surfaces on vans used to transport vehicles will also be disinfected at the start of each shift. Find out more about CoGo at cogobikeshare.com.

E-SCOOTERS

The Short North Arts District is accessible by E-Scooters operated by Spin, Lyft, Bird, and Lime. Visit each of their websites to download apps to operate E-Scooters that are available in the public right-of-way.

To protect pedestrian safety, E-Scooters are restricted from operating within 10 feet of sidewalks facing North High Street and on North High Street from 5th Avenue to Goodale Street. E-Scooters are prohibited from being operated on sidewalks and must be ridden in roadways while observing all traffic laws.

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. When planning your visit to the Short North Arts District, click here to follow tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health of yourself, employees, and other visitors, and make your visit Short North Safe.

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.

Click Here to view our Employee Mobility Menu