Parkmobile users who pay for City of Houston downtown parking meters from their smartphones can now use the technology in Rice Village District where storefront parking meters were installed earlier this year.
Current Parkmobile or ParkHouston app users can use their existing account to pay for their metered storefront Rice Village parking simply by entering the parking zone number listed on meter stickers and signs into the app. Registering for the app, which links payments to a credit or debit card, just takes minutes.
Individuals also can opt-in to receive reminders prior to their parking session is set to expire. Rather than return to their car, they can use the app to add more time right from their phone, if the meter maximum has not been reached.
Rice Village’s storefront meters can still be paid directly by credit or debit card with rates at $1 for the first hour, Monday – Thursday, and $2 for the first hour, Friday – Sunday. Free parking for up to two hours remains available in Rice Village’s central parking garage and rooftop parking areas. When Rice Village District initiated its storefront metered parking, it also increased its free parking spaces by 36 percent. The storefront meters are located in the area bordered by Kirby Drive, Morningside Drive, Rice Boulevard and University Boulevard. They also will be installed on Amherst Street where several new tenants will open later this year amidst a completely transformed retail setting. For additional information about Rice Village, visit www.RiceVillageDistrict.com. Also follow Rice Village at www.facebook.com/RiceVillageDistrict, on Twitter @RiceVillageDist and on Instagram @RiceVillageDistrict.
About Rice Village
Rice Village is a historic Houston outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district near Rice University featuring more than 40 retail and restaurant options such as Athleta, Bluemercury, D’Amico’s Italian Market Café, Hemline, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Lily Rain, MAC Cosmetics, and Urban Outfitters. Bounded by Kirby Drive, University Boulevard, Times Boulevard and Morningside Drive, Rice Village has been a part of the Houston retail landscape since 1938. Trademark Property Co. manages the project, including development, leasing and property management services.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking payment solutions in the US, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 2000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums. People can use Parkmobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, Parkmobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. Parkmobile was recently named by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 winner, recognizing the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, visit parkmobile.io, @Parkmobile on Twitter and facebook.com/Parkmobile.
About Trademark Property Co.
Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.