Cars may now park on Haralson Street between Church and North Lewis Streets in areas that previously had been unavailable. The council had first looked at making that change last month to free up more spaces for downtown churches and other events.
But the council got a first look at a comprehensive study of downtown parking Tuesday that, if passed, could add about 50 on-street parking spots for drivers.
“That’s the equivalent of a full-size parking lot,” Mayor Jeff Lukken said.
Lukken said the study was done to see where downtown parking could be made more efficient, possibly eliminating loading zones and other areas that were marked for businesses years ago that may not be relevant now.
“There aren’t many extra spaces downtown,” said LaGrange Police Lt. Mark Kostial, who did the study. “But it can mean a lot to the merchants.”
The council is looking at adding parking on portions of the following streets:
• Ridley Avenue between Battle and Smith streets.
• 208 Ridley Ave. in front of the municipal court building.
• Broome Street between Bull and South Lewis streets.
• Bull Street in front of Bank of America.
• Bull Street between 216 Bull St. and Byron Hurst Street
• In front of Loy’s Office Supply on Main Street.
• The loading zone in front of the Legacy Museum on Main.
• In front of 304 Smith St.
• In front of Lafayette Society of Performing Arts on Bull Street.
Jennifer Shrader can be reached at email@example.com or 706-884-7311, Ext. 236.