Planners in St. Albans know downtown parking is going to be a hassle this spring and summer. The city's downtown revitalization project will certainly make negotiating Main Street worse, before it makes it better. So to keep shoppers and other downtown business clientele coming, the city is offering up free off-street parking. The town's website states:
Some on-street parking will be temporarily blocked by the project. The city is allowing for free 2 1/2 hour parking in the City Hall lot off of Hudson Street and the core municipal lot accessible via Lake, Federal and Kingman Streets.
City officials are hoping the free parking will help keep traffic flowing, as well as money to Main Street businesses. The streetscape project is expected to wrap-up in September.