A summer parking lot will soon be available at 63-65 Church Street, offering over 100 parking spaces to visitors and shoppers. The temporary parking lot will be open 7 days a week, from 9 am to 10 pm weekdays, 8 am to 10 pm Saturdays and 8 am to 6 pm Sundays. The parking lot has been temporarily donated by the Kensington, an assisted living community that seeks to develop on Church Street, for use by the Montclair Center BID.
The hourly cost for the temporary lot will be $2 per hour until 6 pm. After 6 pm, it will be a flat rate of $5. On evenings with Wellmont Theater events, the parking will be a flat rate of $10. Monthly passes will be $100 per month.
“Customer parking is a huge concern for our retailers and restauranteurs, “said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “I’m so glad that through working together with David Fader of the Kensington we were able to develop and support this effort.”
Funds generated by the BID from the lot will be used for special public projects and events. The day-to-day operations of the lot will be managed by the Montclair Parking Company, who will sublicense the lot from the Montclair Center BID.
The Montclair Center Farmer’s Market, which moved to this space last week, will still take place in the lot every Tuesday. Cronk tells Baristanet that even though the Market is growing, it still will only take up a small number of parking spaces.
The temporary parking lot will open as soon as it is fully staffed. Interested applicants should call Shannon Hare at Montclair Parking, LLC, at (862) 216 9057.