Parking at the Market

City of Lynchburg Construction Update Video (Feb 22) – View video 

City of Lynchburg Press Release (Jan 19) – LANE REDUCTION AT 1200 BLOCK OF MAIN ST. – On Mon., Jan. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the 1200 block of Main St. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction to accommodate the installation of concrete barriers in conjunction with the Community Market Parking Deck Project.  Motorists should expect some delays & allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.  Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. For more information, contact Joe Smith, Public Works Dept. at (434) 455-4449.

City of Lynchburg Press Release (Jan 12) – Portion of Parking Lot H Closed 
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In the coming months, parking at the Lynchburg Community Market will become a bit more challenging as Lot H undergoes a much needed construction project. While we recognize that any change to Downtown parking impacts everyone, this project is very important to the health and safety of the community.

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We hope that you will bear with us during these renovations by USING THE DOWNTOWN PARKING MAP to plan ahead for alternative parking.

Keep in mind that street parking is free on Saturdays and individuals with valid handicap credentials can park in any legal non-permit parking spot. 

Complimentary Bag Courier Program

We also recognize that these parking alternatives could result in a longer walk back to the car with all your market goodies and we want to help lighten the load. Beginning January 2017, volunteers will be available on Saturdays from 8am-12pm to provide free assistance with your bags. Just look for their volunteer badges and Courier Station signs!

Lot H Construction

The Lot H Parking Lot, more commonly known as the Lynchburg Community Market Parking Lot, was built by the City of Lynchburg in the early 1930’s and currently rests atop a subterranean void – the “Parking Deck.” Over the years, the structure has gone through various evaluations resulting in several structural repairs. The City of Lynchburg has continued to closely monitor the structure to ensure safe use of the facility due to concern about the ongoing deterioration and a design that only allowed for a 3 ton weight limit. The most recent structure evaluation advised the City that drastic repairs would need to be made for the “Parking Deck” to remain functional.

In its current state, the subterranean void has been unusable for decades due to the changes in building codes, health and safety standards. While the evaluation investigated the possibility of an overhaul of the void, the study showed that the deck’s concrete and supporting elements are so severely deteriorated that making repairs would not be economically feasible. So, in 2016 the City developed a plan to remove and fill the Lot H subterranean void.

The City of Lynchburg recognizes that numerous businesses adjacent to the Lot H Parking Deck at the Market rely heavily on that area for customer parking. Therefore, the project has been scheduled for the winter of 2017 in order to have the least impact on the citizens, market patrons and businesses. Look for the project to be completed in June 2017.

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