The town on Tuesday provided an update on the parking project off Main Street, indicating that 57 spaces soon will be available for public use. (Editor’s note: There actually are 55 spots, not 57.)
The lots are being constructed behind 25 and 35 Main Street and in front of the new Hopkinton Village Center homes.
The larger parking lot holds 32 spaces and will be available for public use at all times, the town stated. A total of 25 other spots — 13 in a smaller lot, six along the entrance driveway and six along the exit driveway — will be available to the public between 6 p.m. and midnight.
The town anticipates the project to be complete and the parking spaces available “within the coming weeks.”
“Public parking has been limited on Main Street in recent years, especially during the ongoing Main Street Corridor Project, and we hope the addition of this free public parking will help to lessen the inconvenience and encourage community members to regularly visit our Main Street businesses,” Town Manager Norman Khumalo said. “We are always looking to improve access to and around town, and I thank all of our town staff who have been involved in this process. We look forward to completing this project.
Electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed in the lots in the near future.
Voters originally approved the project during the 2019 Annual Town Meeting, and the property was purchased from LFJ Development.