The parking lot at Borders Books Music & Cafe, at Seventh and New Hampshire, I thought was public parking. It is now listed as Borders parking only. What's the deal there?
City Manager Mike Wildgen said the city paid $100,000 for use of 67 spaces in the Borders parking lot when the project was first built. But as part of an agreement to allow construction to begin on the Hobbs Taylor Lofts, a condominium project being built south of Borders, the city agreed to move the spaces to that project. Those 67 spaces will be available to the public when the condo project is completed next year.
In the meantime, Borders has taken back the 67 spaces in its lot and designated them for customer parking.