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Mayor Mike Moore announced plans to construct a public parking lot in the 400 block of West Maple near Big Four Station that will create 105 parking spaces.

“Our downtown is booming. People are discovering what Jeffersonville has to offer.  Whether it’s our growing number of restaurants or concerts on the River, our downtown has never been busier,” said Moore.  “So it makes sense to add a new parking lot to help alleviate the parking concerns.”

The parking lot will be constructed on land owned by the City located behind Colston Memorial Park with access off West Maple Street. The costs to convert the vacant land to a paved parking lot with solar lighting will be approximately $300,000.

Moore is proposing that the project be financed with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars generated from development in the area.  He will present the request to the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission at tomorrow’s meeting at 5 p.m. in Mayor’s Conference Room located in City Hall.

“This new parking lot will be within walking distance of Big Four Station and the walking bridge,” said Moore. “It will provide the public with more parking opportunities when we have large scale events in the area such as Jeff Goes Country and Abby Road on the River. And we’re doing without having to acquire new land.”

Construction on the parking lot should begin by late Summer and completed this Fall.

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