Market Lot Goes Green
There’s a little known secret in Downtown Roanoke— it’s called the Market Lot. This 52-space surface parking lot is a little bit hidden because its only entrance is from Kirk Avenue. The great thing about this lot is that it’s close to the Market and it’s central to all the shopping, restaurants, and downtown destinations. The Market Lot is bordered by Williamson Road on one side and Church Avenue on the other side. In order to call attention to this parking spot, PARK Roanoke has literally gone green with an added bit of whimsy to mimic the eclectic market scene it serves; and, hopefully making the parking experience a bit more memorable. Look for new signage, lime green striping, planters, and plantings. The honor box was relocated closer to the market area and was equipped with solar powered LED lighting for easy use. Not just any planters would do; to be a bit more eye catching, old surplus file cabinets and trash cans were re-purposed to greet parkers sprouting new greenery and plantings. With donated plantings, the only expense was a bit of green paint and some soil.
The Market Lot offers daily, monthly, and residential parking rates. There is also a Special Lunchtime Rate of $1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only $1 for four hours of parking and just footsteps away from the market— that’s value! This helps keep more green in your pocket.
The daily short-term parking rate is $1 per half hour with a $6 maximum. On Monday through Friday parking from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. is $2. Parking is Free on Saturdays until 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, parking is $2. Parking is Free all day on Sunday.