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Hagerstown parking lot rededicated

November 15, 2000

Hagerstown parking lot rededicated



By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer


A tour bus, not scissors, was used to cut the ribbon at the formal rededication of Hagerstown's Central Parking Lot Tuesday.

At about 3:30 p.m. the mayor, City Council members and the Washington County Commissioners rode an Atlantic Coast Charters bus, donated for the occasion, through a red ribbon.

The ceremony marked the formal opening of the bigger and better Central Parking Lot.

The project was originally the idea of Jack Garrott, who with the help of the Greater Hagerstown Committee sold city and county elected officials on the plan.

It cost about $1.8 million to upgrade the parking lot, which is between the first blocks of East Washington and East Franklin streets.

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In 1994, the parking lot had 144 spaces.

Today, the lot has 301 spaces, with two spots for tour buses and two spots for recreational vehicles.

Also, the parking lot has new landscaping, many of the overhead utility lines were moved underground and decorative street lights were added.

The project was primarily funded by the city. The Washington County government contributed about $300,000 to the project.

James Latimer, president of the Greater Hagerstown Committee, said the improved parking lot is "important to the growth and economic development of the community."

About 70 people attended the Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony, which also featured music by the South Hagerstown High School Midnighters Jazz Band.

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