Downtown parking lot plans approved
The City of Hastings has approved plans for a new park and ride lot in downtown Hastings.
The lot, to be constructed on the southern two thirds of the vacant lot between East Second and East Third streets and east of Tyler Street, is the first visible step towards establishing a transit rail station here as part of the Red Rock Corridor project.
The project is being funded by a $600,000 grant from the Metropolitan Council.
Plans include 100 parking stalls, a platform area along Tyler Street for potential future bus loading, a lowered island to catch and filter water runoff and lighting. Plans also involve converting East Third Street into a parking lot access only, eliminating the road from the south driveway to Bailey Street. Some of Bailey Street would also be eliminated.
The Hastings Star-Gazette