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Lexington KY Library parking garage closed; lots available

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The Lexington Public Library in downtown Lexington.

The Lexington Central Library downtown parking lot will be closed for maintenance for approximately three weeks beginning June 1.

According to Anne Donworth, director of development, marketing and communications at the Lexington Public Library, routine repairs will include membrane maintenance and other “minor maintenance issues”. The job is expected to take around three weeks, although Donworth said the timeline is largely dependent on the weather.

“Hopefully we can get things done quickly, but we’ll see how the Kentucky weather cooperates,” she said.

In the meantime, library patrons are encouraged to park on the street or at nearby structures like the Helix On Main Garage on E Main Street. The library is unable to validate parking for those other locations, she said.

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A screenshot from Google Maps shows the Central Library, Helix on Main and the Lextran Transit Center in downtown Lexington, Ky.

Some tenants in Park Plaza apartments and other surrounding buildings also park in the garage, and Donworth said the library is working with LexPark to move their parking to the Helix Garage or the Lextran Transit Center on E Vine Street.

Donworth said the parking lot predates the library building, which was built in the mid-1980s. According to the library’s website, the structure contains 428 parking spaces with 10 spaces accessible to people with disabilities or vans.

Deena S. Hawkins

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