Three parking meters will return to what is commonly known as Historic Third Street in downtown Rochester.

The three meters were removed in August last year to make way for an experimental sidewalk extension that was referred to as a “parklet.”

The pilot project was opposed by some neighboring businesses, but eventually received Rochester City Council approval as a potential prototype for future installations, as well as possible redesign of the street between Broadway Avenue and First Avenue Southwest.

The permit for Grand Rounds to create a wooden deck with the ability to operate it for a full year had neighbors concerned about the lost parking spaces in a project that appeared to cater to a single business.

The project removed a 30-minute meter, as well as two passenger loading zones, from the block, but city staff is suggesting the three spaces be converted to 90-minute spaces with the removal of the parklet structure.

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The Rochester City Council unanimously approved the action Monday without comment.

The block has three other passenger-loading spaces, and nearby meters allow 90-minute parking.

In addition to the meter limits, parking on the block is restricted from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily for street maintenance and snow removal.