More than 50 public parking spaces added
By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published July 27, 2020
FARMINGTON — More than 50 new public parking spaces will become available in Farmington, potentially as soon as Aug. 1.
The Farmington City Council approved July 20 — Council member David Delind was absent — moving forward with a parking agreement with Salem United Church of Christ, 33424 Oakland St., that will add more than 50 public parking spaces to the city.
Farmington City Manager David Murphy said the city has been working through the agreement for two years. The more than 50 spaces add to the 18 angled public parking spaces the city added when Oakland Street reopened in November.
“Having that parking field within a walkable distance for our essential business district in downtown is really a crucial piece of our parking strategy,” Downtown Development Authority Director Kate Knight said. “It fills in another piece of our strategy for connectivity. We want to bring in that pedestrian connection from neighborhoods (and) access additional parking services wherever we can … in this case, a nice, sizable parking field that really is a seamless connection into downtown.”