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Council to decide on improvements to City Hall parking lot

Monday, August 25

Parking lot upgrades will increase number of public parking spaces available

 

At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council will vote on the first stage plan to upgrade the City Hall parking lot. The plan ultimately calls for an increase in the number of public parking spaces available, as well as improvements to internal circulation, pedestrian safety, and the appearance of the lot.

 

Planned enhancements include three “landscape islands” to channel and improve traffic flow, a new sidewalk to better separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic, new signage and landscaping, asphalt seal coating, and new pavement markings. Staff has accepted bids for the first stage of the work—the removal and replacement of deteriorating concrete curbing and sidewalks. Concrete Design & Construction Company is the low bidder at $29,968. Total estimated cost for all improvements is around $70,000. Funding for the project would come from the City's Building Facilities Improvement Fund.

 

Also at the meeting, Council will be asked to approve the purchase of a new 75 ft. ladder aerial truck for the Fire Department. In a memo to Council, Fire Chief Marion Blackwell said the new ladder truck is needed to replace an existing aerial that has been in service for 20 years. Spartan Fire Apparatus is the low bidder at $843,974. Funding for the purchase would come from the City's Equipment Replacement Fund.

 

Monday's meeting will be held at City Hall, 145 W. Broad St. at 5:30 p.m. To view the full meeting agenda, follow the link below.

 

City Council meeting agenda, Aug. 25