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Downtown parking rates change later this week

July 27th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The City of Cumberland has announced a number of rate changes for parking in the downtown area effective at the start of August. Center City Parking Garage on South George Street  will become operational after completed upgrades. Entry to the Center City Parking Garage will be made by credit card or permit card only; while the Frederick Street Garage remains a permit only facility. The major change will be at lot #1, found under I-68 between S. Centre St. and S. Mechanic St. across from Atlantic Broadband. After having been free parking for several years- it will revert to a permit only lot at a cost of $30 a month. There will be two free parking areas: Lot #4, off N. Mechanic St. at the viaduct; and Lot #6, off Salem St. near Peppers. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes…

6 Responses to “Downtown parking rates change later this week”

  1. July 27, 2020 at 9:10 am, Ken said:

    How in the world are we going to get people to come downtown if we charge them for coming there? This is most backward move the city could have made. The lots they want to charge for sit empty most weekdays and weekends. I guess someone forgot the principle of supply and demand.


    • July 27, 2020 at 9:32 am, Jay said:

      Does anybody even go downtown?


  2. July 27, 2020 at 11:48 am, MARTIN D FORNWALT. said:

    As always. Wrong thing in to making Cumberland a place to come. As always, we just bend over and take it! City, State, Federal! Just keeping their hands in our pockets!


  3. July 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm, mac said:

    This is a pretty good indication that tourism may be the future for Cumberland but they (the City Fathers) plan to make those tourists pay for the privilege.
    Imagine that you’ve driven from 1 to 4 hours to get here and you are presented with lots that charge by the hour. Most likely you will pay as you don’t want to just turn around and return home.
    They know that and they are counting on that.


  4. July 27, 2020 at 3:09 pm, DPM said:

    Since the train ain’t running we should use that trolley/bus to give Safari type tours of the local ghetto downtown. The ‘tourists’ can throw booze, needles, etc. to the drunks, crackheads, ho’s etc.


    • July 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm, hollywood said:

      I like that, ” And now ladies and gentle if you turn to you right you can catch a glimpse of some of the fauna residing here at Roses parking lot “


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