The Wright Street parking lot in Auburn opened to the public on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., bringing 350 additional parking spaces to the city’s downtown core.
The new parking lot, located at 140 Wright Street, has six levels of public parking and a dedicated Baptist Student Union area on the ground floor, according to a statement from the City of Auburn.
The addition of the new Wright Street Bridge as well as the new Auburn Bank Parking Bridge now brings approximately 1,350 public parking spaces to downtown Auburn, according to a city statement.
“In addition to bringing more space to downtown Auburn, the new bridge provides an option for downtown workers and visitors who want to spend more time enjoying all that downtown has to offer. to offer, “said the city’s statement.
The parking area is accessible to drivers from Wright Street, while pedestrian entrances are included on Wright Street and North College Street. The new parking lot also includes a green space between it and College Street with benches, sidewalk and pedestrian lighting.
Parking on the bridge will be free until August 4, after which spaces will cost $ 1 per hour up to $ 15 per 24 hours, depending on the city. Special rates can be set by the city manager at events such as home football matches, although any changes to parking fees are posted on the city’s website and on social media.