New parking spaces cause for celebration in Belmont

66 new spaces added on Mill St.; more than 200 created this year

Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:30 pm

Mayor Pro Tem Martha Stowe has just cut the ribbon along with Charlie Martin and City Council member Ryan Schrift, with City Manager Adrian Miller also in the photo along with other city staff members and members of the Belmont Main Street Board. 

New lot will be welcomed by South Main St. restaurant patrons 

With new retail shops and restaurants opening and more on the way, downtown Belmont patrons have been calling for more parking, and city leaders have responded in a big way. More than 200 new parking spaces have been created in five lots this year.

When work was completed for the most recent new lot, which added 66 spaces on Mill Street behind Sammy's Pub and Old Stone Steakhouse, officials decided it was time to celebrate. The mayor, members of city council, Main Street Board members, the Public Works Department crew and other city staff members gathered for an impromptu ribbon-cutting with assistance from the Chamber of Commerce. 

The newest parking lot is on land where the Belmont Public Works Department was located for many years. Now owned by Pharr Yarns, the city is able to use the property through a lease arrangement. The lot was to be opened to the public for the first time on Friday morning, Oct. 6, 2017, which will be a welcome sight to the many restaurant patrons who flock to that section of Belmont in large numbers especially on weekends, but also on weekdays.

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