The lack of parking created by construction projects is causing unrest among downtown merchants.
Heart of Danville Director Julie Wagner spoke to the City Commission Monday about the shortage of parking created by the parking garage and other construction projects.
Wagner suggested the city needs to appease the merchants before they march on City Hall.
The lack of parking can cost businesses from $3,000 -$5,000 a year, Wagner said, and some stores "could pack up and leave."
"It gets really stressful down there," she said.
Blenniss said the city has tried to be accommodating by creating spaces at the old Save-a-Lot store and pointing out often unused spaces along streets just off of Main Street that business owners and their employees can use.