Lewes considers short term solution for parking
LEWES, Del. – The City of Lewes is looking at a new, short term solution to their parking problem.
M&T Bank is considering opening up part of their private lot at the corner of Market and Third Street to the public.
This move would provide over 20 new downtown spaces. The only problem is the lot would have to be re-striped, and the whole project could cost the city a pretty penny.
Local businesses we spoke to on Tuesday tell us they believe the spots will pay themselves off in the long run, so they still think this is a good, transitional solution to the city’s parking problem.
Nicole Desaulniers, the Manager at Kids Ketch in Lewes said, “I think it will help bring more people into downtown Lewes, but mostly it’s going to help alleviate that frustration that a lot of people feel when they try to come visit us because they can’t find parking.”
The parking committee is set to meet again in early June.
If this project is approved, construction could begin in the fall.