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New Public Parking Lot Open on West Franklin Street!

How many times have you driven by this lot on West Franklin Street and thought - if only I could park THERE? Well, now you can! This is now a public parking lot right smack-dab in the heart of the West End. 

The lot at 427 W. Franklin Street is between Lantern Restaurant and The Courtyard. The parking lot provides 48 new spaces to make it even easier to find parking in downtown Chapel Hill.

Parking spaces will cost $1.25 per hour, with a four-hour limit, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.This lot houses a new parking pay station meter with the ease of credit card use.

With the addition of two other new parking lots in the 100 block of S. Graham Street later this fall, nearly 2,000 parking spaces will be available in downtown Chapel Hill.
For locations of municipal parking in downtown Chapel Hill - click here.



Bobby Funk