There's apparently an interest of a private individual looking to open up a valet parking business for our general downtown area (not valet parking specific to a restaurant, business, etc.) The premise would be the valet parking service would look to reserve typical parking spaces in street right-of-way to allow for valet parking pick-up/drop-off operations, and then drive off to store the parked cars in the municipally owned parking garage. Along with presumably signs in right-of-way advertising this service, the entire private enterprise seems to operate fully within public right-of-way/facilities.
I think clearly there would need to be some sort of compensation to the municipality for the on street parking spaces lost as well as use of the parking structure. I'm just curious to know if other folks have a similar situation where an "at-large" private valet parking service operates wholly in public property -- this concept just seems unusual to me, but maybe this is the norm in big cities? Thanks.