Falmouth Town Hall Parking Expansion Proposed

FALMOUTH- Plans to add additional parking spaces at Falmouth Town Hall are in the works in an effort to alleviate summertime crowding issues.

At a May 1st Conservation Commission meeting, Town Engineer James McLoughlin and Conservation Commission Administrator Jennifer McKay presented plans for a 15 space expansion of the rear Town Hall lot.

“If anybody has ever tried to come to Town Hall in the summer and find parking, especially on a cloudy day, it is nearly impossible,” said McKay.

“This idea is a way for the town to alleviate some of the parking and free up additional spaces in front of Town Hall for the residents,” she added.

This is not the first time that the town has tried to alleviate this growing problem.

“The town’s been grappling with this [idea] for a while. We’ve had many discussions about where to site this parking, how to site this parking, [and] how to keep it as far away from the wetlands as possible,” she said.

Recent zoning work has uncovered that the town owns 10 spaces on Chancery Lane which are now being used as an overflow lot for blue plate vehicles. This however is still proving not enough to hold summertime overflow.

As of now there has been no decision made to give the green light for the expansion.

The issue has been given an extension by town officials as of May 8th so that price tags and ideas can be sharpened.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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