By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Parking could be obstacle for new Driver Testing Center
Concerns have been expressed about downtown parking if the Driver Testing Center moves to the basement of City Hall.
Parking in downtown McMinnville has reared its ugly head as an obstacle to relocating the Driver Testing Center to City Hall.The state has requested the reservation of four parking spaces -- two handicap parking spaces, as well as two spaces for its instructors when individuals take the driving portion of the test. The information was presented during a Building and Grounds Committee meeting Tuesday. On the committee are Aldermen Steve Harvey, chair, Ryle Chastain and Ben Newman.Alderman Mike Neal says those four parking spaces are just the tip of the parking iceberg and he believes the high demand for parking will hinder businesses.“We have to reserve four but there will be 100 more cars on average every day vying for the spaces we’ve got,” said Neal.