Parking increased downtown
Published 10:19 am Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Public parking in Downtown Franklin has been increased recently with additional plans in the works.
The Downtown Franklin Association Board of Directors, Downtown Development Manager Dan Howe, and the leadership and support of city Manager Randy Martin and City Councilman Frank Rabil (Ward 6) have all put collaborative efforts into making this happen.
Twelve regular parking spaces and two handicapped parking spaces — making that a total of 14 new public parking spaces — have opened up on the corner of 4th Avenue and North Main Street in Downtown Franklin, the parking lot that was previously isolated for the Department of Social Services. New signage has already been placed at this lot.
This newly transformed public parking lot is anticipated to have a positive impact for Mary’z Café and the other businesses on the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street.
The Taxi Lane on this corner will also be painted over to add another three additional parking spaces. This is the first phase for new and improved parking in Downtown Franklin.
Howe said, “The DFA, its community partners and its volunteers, in cooperation with businesses and the Business Friendly Committee, will continue to work together to improve all aspects of Downtown Franklin; whether, it be parking, economic climate, or any other aspect of a successful revitalization program.”
The public parking lot beside the post office in the 500 block of North Main Street also has new signage and plans for better usability are in the works.