Bell Tower parking lots reopen for 60 days

Published 9:59 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SALISBURY — The West Innes Street parking lots that Bell Tower Green will eventually replace are reopening for at least 60 days.

Jason Walser, vice president of Bell Tower Green Inc., sent out a notice Tuesday announcing the decision.

The lots, bounded by Innes, Jackson, Fisher and Church streets, were closed recently for soil tests.

“We have completed soil tests and have stabilized a previous erosion issue that we had in the parking area,” Walser wrote. “We are now commencing with finalizing construction drawings for our future park and trying to reach our fundraising goal.”

Completing the drawings will take longer than initially expected, he said, “and we do not want to inconvenience you more than necessary. We want to be a courteous neighbor.”

The lots have been used in the past by people attending surrounding churches, working and shopping downtown, and attending functions at Rowan Public Library. Salisbury Post employees  and visitors also parked there.

“Any use of the parking lot is at the risk of the user. We have filled in the soil boring holes and contained sediment on site, but we are not inspecting, cleaning or maintaining the parking area anymore since it will hopefully soon be removed,” Walser said.

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