Shopper Parking Lot Construction Updates

Upgrades to Summit Avenue's Lot 3 have been completed, with work on two more shopper parking lots expected to start later this month.

In less than a month the city's new paid parking system and upgraded lots should reopen for business. According to the Summit Engineering Dept. Construction Update page Shopper Parking Lots 1, 2, & 3 along DeForest Avenue are expected to be completed by Sept. 2. Lot 3 on Summit Avenue has already been completed.

The following are the anticipated start times for the remainder of the lots, according to the city engineering department:

Lot 2 (Maple Street—CLOSED).  Paving shall be completed by Aug. 15.

Lot 1 (Woodland Avenue).  Work shall begin on or about Aug. 20.

The city's department of public works has been handling the shopper parking lot upgrade work, which includes drainage upgrades, landscaping, pavement restoration and curbing.

CAMERON August 10, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Tracey November 15, 2012 at 07:41 PM
STREET PARKING FIASCO!!!! It has always been difficult to park in Summit and now it seems impossible. Despite arriving early for a doctor appointment, I had to drive around for 10 minutes before I finally found a spot on the street and was confronted with a new kind of meter. I spent the next 10 minutes with some parking company voice system and against my better judgment, I went through a process where I was told that a record had been made of my cellphone number and now they needed my license plate number, credit card number and expiration date. I got through that slow process but hit a wall when it would not recognize my zip code. Well I had waited over 2 months for this doctor visit so I just left my car in the spot and hoped for the best. When I came back I did not see a ticket. I did however take a picture of the meter and when I got to a computer I registered on-line and submitted the problem on their web site. It is ridiculous that anyone should have to give out personal financial information just to park a car in the street. Why not use a kiosk system like other towns. It’s quick, efficient and no one has my personal information. Did anyone think about those who do not have smart phones? I have a smart phone and I resent having to go through this process to pay for a parking spot. What about older people? Not all of them carry phones with them and I can’t imagine them going through this fractured process. It is just easier to go to the mall...


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