Some major renovations are planned for several Waltham parking areas, according to city documents.
The work would include major renovations of the municipal lots at Spruce Street, Walnut Street and Central Square. (Source: City records from Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and the Waltham Traffic Commission)
SPRUCE STREET LOT
· The lot would be excavated, repaved, landscaped with new trees and given new asphalt or concrete sidewalks.
· One new pay-by-space station would be installed. The station would include the ability to pay with a credit or debit card.
· Also, the stonewall would be rebuilt. However, who owns the wall is still being determined.
WALNUT STREET LOT
· The lot would also be excavated, landscaped and repaved. New trees would also be added with sidewalks.
· Two new pay-by-space stations with credit and debit options would be installed.
CENTRAL SQUARE PARKING LOT
· Mayor McCarthy, in the documents, hints at a plan to rebuild the Central Square parking lot, but not until the city is ready to install six new pay-by-space stations at the lot. She has requested six of the stations.
· The request comes in the wake of WCAC-TV recently spotlighting filthy conditions at the lot.
· In total, the projects detailed above would cost $365,000.
· McCarthy has requested $247,000 in loans to cover the costs of the Walnut and Spruce projects. She, however, plans to delay requesting funding for pay station the Central Square project until the city proceeds with rebuilding the structure.
· The Waltham City Council plans to take the loan request at its Oct. 16 meeting. The Waltham Traffic Commission approved the projects, excluding the Central Square project, at its October meeting.