What Happened to Parking Plan?
Click here to read Plaintalker's post on the subject.
However, time has passed and nothing has changed at Lot 7, which has dozens of permit-only spaces and only a couple of permit holders. Meanwhile, parking lots at the refurbished building
at Cleveland Avenue and East Fifth Street are full.
It is disappointing that the plan to gain revenues and fix up Lot 7 did not happen. The municipal lot is full of potholes and really needs improvement. It is heavily traversed by high school students and people taking a shortcut to the Plainfield Public Library. The current six-year capital improvement program only includes two other parking lots..
The proposal to receive revenues for 45 parking permits sounded so promising in 2008. Maybe employees of the agency didn't want to walk two blocks to park for the day or maybe other conditions put them off. If the plan is still viable, perhaps the public could receive an update from the City Council.