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Downtown Jackson employees now have a place to park as city tries to free-up congestion

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jan 20, 2023

JACKSON, Mich. — The tightly-packed downtown Jackson area has caused headaches for people who work there because it’s tough to find parking, but there is some relief.

The city of Jackson has created a parking lot where downtown business employees can park for free during the day.

The 35-vehicle lot sits at the corner of South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and East Cortland Street.

Employees can park in lot 9A for free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The lot has been recently resurfaced with additional lighting and signage.

The downtown area has added dozens of new businesses and apartments in recent years causing a shortage of proper parking spots, especially for employees who drive daily to work in restaurant and retail establishments.

No permit is required. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, no parking fees are issued.

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