Is the parking lot south of the Eldridge Hotel on Mass. St. a public lot? Is it regulated, patrolled? Can residents of downtown lots and apartments buy permits to use it?
The lot is privately owned by the Eldridge and is not open to the public. There are currently no plans to sell parking permits for the lot, according to Nancy Longhurst, general manager for The Olivia Collection, the management company for the Eldridge. Scott McCullough, planning and services director for the city of Lawrence, said that the site is currently not up to code for downtown parking, and that the city is “pursuing the code non-compliance issue.”