The City of Noblesville recently announced 35 more public parking spots available downtown in November and December. The city approved an agreement with Noblesville Premium Properties at the Oct. 29 Noblesville Board of Public Works.
The city will lease the parking spaces for free, public use. They are in the former KeyBank parking lot at the southeast corner of Ninth Street and Clinton Street.
The KeyBank building was recently acquired by Darren Ratcliffe of Noblesville Premium Properties. It is being renovated to create office space.
The lot will be free through the end of the year. Starting in January 2020, the lot will be available to permit holders only through the Noblesville Police Dept., but it will be free to the public after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
Deputy Mayor Steve Cooke said the city appreciates Ratcliffe’s partnership to aid in additional parking until the Levinson opens late next year. The Levinson will have a 300-space parking garage.
Ratcliffe said adequate parking is required for a vibrant downtown.
“A successful downtown like ours requires the business community and local government working together to ensure parking is readily available, so we are happy to form this partnership in support of fellow business owners,” he stated.
KeyBank’s ATM machine was removed and new parking spaces have been added. Five other spaces within the lot will remain with Noblesville Premium Properties as it continues to refurbish the building.
Terms of the lease will end Dec. 31, 2020.