Monday, September 03, 2007
Parking issues need not be a 'trial'
There has been some press recently about how difficult it is to find parking downtown and a lot of speculation that it is only going to get worst once the new courthouse on South Main Street is built.
Now honestly part of funding for the new courthouse was supposed to help create additional parking but a big question has been where.
I've heard a couple of suggestions, including one on the corner of Third and Borden near one of the city's existing parking garages, but a better one is the location suggested by a reader of this blog that I had never heard before.
The reader, using the new instant messenger feature, and I were discussing the new courthouse and its parking woes when he (I assume) suggested that a new parking garage could be built at the location of the existing courthouse at 45 Rock Street.
A parking garage located at 45 Rock Street could easily service both courthouses with each being no more than 3 tenths of a mile away at the same time this new parking garage would be in easy walking distance to the Fall River Public Library, Government Center, the post office, and several banks, restaurants, law offices, and other businesses that currently suffer from a lack of parking. I think it would be ideal.
Does anyone else agree?