Council to re-evaluate parking

Amanda Stanley

Kent City Council voted last night to bring the issue of parking on the Main Street bridge into discussion at next week’s meeting.

Ward 2 Councilwoman Carrie Gavriloff brought the issue to the table at the end of the meeting.

“The parking on the bridge was a two-year project,” she said. “We’re coming up on the two-year mark and I think it’s time we talk about that again.”

The bridge is located on Main Street between River Street and Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent.

Councilman-at-large Michael DeLeone gave positive feedback about the controversial parking spaces.

“On my way here tonight, I saw all 17 spaces filled,” DeLeone said.

The bridge was approved for construction in October 2004 and was finished in 2005 for about $3,000. The idea for the project came from recommendations from the Parking Action Committee. This summer marks the end of the two-year trial period.

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