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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Funding Approved For New Downtown Parking Lot

Fairhope, Alabama




Single Tax Corporation President Lee Turner told the Times the corporation's directors have approved funding for a new environmentally-friendly parking lot on city property behind the library.

The final design has not been selected yet, but there will be at least fifty-five additional spaces with pervious pavement -- and all of the big heritage trees will be saved.

The city council will have to approve the final plan as well.

The FSTC uses land-rent it charges its lessees to fund such projects -- as demonstrations of their philosophy.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the hold up? Why do things go so slow here?

Anonymous said...

Because we're in a perpetual traffic jam!

Kelsey McLemore said...

If you don't like the pace that things go then you should leave.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we just use the parking deck located behind the Hampton Inn? It's relatively unused, and the city spent so much money on it. The solution is not another parking lot. Plus, I am not even sure if this corroborates with the comprehensive plan. On a lighter note,. where will I get my Christmas tree now? Overall this is not a conducive way of keeping our small town mystique. I hope others like me plan on attending whichever City Council meeting this may be in strong disapproval of this.

Publisher said...

The Single Tax Corp[oration voted to fund it but the city has not officially weighed in yet.

It has been informally discussed though, and the mayor and all councilors seem on board with it.

Anonymous said...

Why not do it right for a change around here and put up another parking deck for the students?

A better design than the sorry one behind the Hampton though.

The Wolfe cottage is useless and just taking up space and needs to be moved ... or ... ?

Anonymous said...

Is there any guess as to when the Council will vote on this measure?

Publisher said...

No, but it will not be for some time.

The Planning Commission may have to approve the site plan first as well.

I will post updates here ... .

Anonymous said...

Better yet, that useless outdoor amphitheater (that to my knowledge has never been used except for opening ceremonies) on the south end of Faulkner would have made a great parking area for the students. And yes, where will we buy our trees now? Maybe they can stack them around the heritage trees that are to remain.

Rain Keane said...

I am happy to hear the older, bigger trees will be saved, but I am very worried about the camellia's and the smaller quality trees also there...I would hate to chain myself to a certain camellia bush... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Y'all should probably move somewhere that people drive faster and all the grassy areas are paved.

Anonymous said...

The smaller plants can easily be moved. We need the additional parking. Some of those complaining have alrady sold out to developers and cashed in on their property.

Anonymous said...

It is so easy for some Fairhope residents to just say "Leave if you don't like it," rather than agreeing to work together with all residents, new and old, to improve the community. After, you are using the internet, aren't you. Maybe you should just go back to posting nasty notes on downtown walls.

Anonymous said...

FSTC can be a Good Doer by returning some of my rent money.