There are now more options for parking downtown.
Last week, a new surface parking lot opened at the corner of Church and Loudoun Streets, next to the County Government Center. The lot contains 44 public parking spaces, including two handicapped accessible spaces. Parking rates are the same as the on-street metered spaces at $1.50 per hour, but there is no time limit. Rates apply Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is free on weekends, holidays and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Patrons can pay using the lot’s pay station using cash or credit cards, or they can pay with the ParkMobile app on their smartphones. The ParkMobile app charges a service fee; but there is no service fee when using the pay station.
The new lot is part of a lease agreement the town recently entered into with the Courthouse Square developer. Previously, the owners leased the lot to Loudoun County for employee parking. Some parking spaces are still reserved for county motor pool vehicles, but the majority of the spaces are now available to the public.
In conjunction with opening the new parking lot, a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Church and Loudoun streets was also installed.