Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs and Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 27 to celebrate the completion the 12th Street Parking Lot. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and will be held on the southwest corner of 12th and Main Streets in downtown Blue Springs.
“Parking availability has been a major concern for downtown businesses and the Downtown Alive! revitalization group,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “Thanks to our partnership with the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce we were able to construct the 12th Street Parking Lot, adding over 20 new parking spots to our downtown corridor.”
The 12th Street Parking Lot involved the combined efforts of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Blue Springs. The Chamber gifted the land over to the City earlier this year and the City constructed the 12th Street Parking Lot with a project cost of approximately $204,700 dollars.
“The 12th Street Parking Lot is an attractive and highly functioning addition to our downtown corridor,” said Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rachel Hummel. “Downtown businesses, visitors and customers will enjoy access to more parking spaces, especially during special events and other peak times.”
Along with the 12th Street Parking Lot, the City constructed two additional downtown public parking lots this summer to expand parking options for visitors and businesses in the downtown corridor.
The Municipal Parking Lot located at 11th & Smith Street, has over 90 spaces and supports downtown visitors and the expanded Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building. The Central Park Parking Lot supports parking for the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, Chicago & Alton Train Depot, Community Garden and Central Park featuring over 55 public parking spaces.
“Over the summer, the City has added over 160 new parking spaces to our downtown business district,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “We hope that through these new parking resources, more businesses will look to locate to our flourishing downtown.”
For more information, contact Chris Sandie, Director of Public Works at (816) 228-0121.
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