by: Alan Cavanna Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Don't plan on parking on some uptown streets for the next week.
Restrictions are now in place on nearly every uptown street, days before the official start of the Democratic National Convention.
Along with street parking, many garages will be closed with the event starts as well.
"Uptown still scares me for parking, so the whole DNC thing is just making it a little worse," resident Julie Smith said.
A couple visiting from California said they're taking it in stride.
“Parking isn’t too bad. You kind of park far away from big event centers and stuff, but it’s pretty cool, really nice. People waved at us as we came in, which is kind of awesome,” said Sean Irwin.
To view the parking restrictions, click here.