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Q.- I am thrilled about how effective
this forum has become. The Mayor is doing a GREAT job of answering
the questions put forth to him and I applaud him. Now for my
I have heard that there has been a plan approved
for putting in a "park" on the vacant lot located on the SE
corner of Moore Ave. and Adelaide. Although a lovely concept, I believe
that corner lot could be used for a much better purpose. One of the
problems, in my opinion, for the downtown area is lack of parking!!!
I personally find myself not frequenting the stores, restaurants, etc.
due to the parking problem. Is is not feasible to build a parking garage
at that location? Just a thought. I'm sure the downtown business owner's
would benefit a great deal more from adequate parking versus a "park".
Answer - Thanks for your question.
We had a good deal of discussion about using this as parking.
The staff told us that, allowing for a proper parking lot layout
we would only have room to park 5 or 6 cars. This did not seem
to be enough parking to justify the expense that would be incurred.
The lot is simply not large enough allow for any kind of multi-level
Some of the downtown merchants have complained about employees
parking on Moore. A few weeks ago, this came up again and the
police reminded everyone that this is two hour parking only.
I think the situation has improved some since then.
I understand that in the past a lot of the businesses used improved
back entrances for customers who parked in the back. Perhaps
this is something that can be looked into.
Hal Richards, Mayor