The $2 million expansion that will add 92 spaces to the public parking garage in Kennett Square could be ready by the end of the year, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
Borough manager Joe Scalise met with design consultants last week, and it is anticipated that a bid package will go out before the month’s end.
The garage located at East Linden and North Union streets currently has 350 parking spaces.
To make room for the expansion, the long-vacant District Justice Center will be demolished. The new expansion will have parking meters, with parking being $1 per hour, with a three-hour limit.
Funding for the project is already in place. Borough officials have received a county grant of $500,000 and a state grant of $750,000. However, most of the cost will not be reimbursed before the majority of the project is completed.
The remaining funds will come from the borough’s self-sustaining parking fund.
“It could be up in 10 months,” said Scalise. “We are hoping to get it done this year.”
Read more about the parking garage’s expansion in the Daily Local News here.