It’s been an issue since the Cornerstone building was constructed at the corner of N. LeRoy Street and Silver Lake Road in 2014 — and with all of the new businesses and restaurants that have located downtown since then, finding a parking space can be an exercise in patience.
The Fenton City Council heard recommendations for the Cornerstone public parking lot at its Monday, July 1 work session. Officials agreed with the City Council Parking Committee’s recommendations, which are that:
• All of the existing temporary Handicap parking signs will be removed and made permanent.
• All of the temporary parking signs per the Cornerstone HOA (Homeowner Association) agreement, which expired Dec. 31, 2016, be removed.
• The three parking spaces with special parking time limits east of Rough Draught coffee and barroom will be removed.
• The city will enter into an annual permit and/or lease agreement with Sawyer Jewelers for two parking spaces on the east end of the lot at Walnut Street due to their safety and insurance requirements. The cost is estimated to be $250 per year per parking space and is revocable.
• The three parking spaces with special parking time limits in front of Fenton Flowers & Gifts will be removed (agreement expired Feb. 28, 2017).
According to the committee, the intent of these recommendations is to create the most beneficial and user friendly parking environment for all of the various businesses and residential customers within the downtown area.