This is the last day to park at that awesome free visitors parking lot on Washington St. and 6th.
I’ll admit it. I’m a bit bummed this parking lot is going away. I walked to the state house most days during the legislative session, but when I needed to get there early, the parking lot was always there for me and other journalists. We had to get there by 7:40 most mornings to snag a spot — otherwise the pages and lobbyists would have beaten us to it.
The former lot will be the new home of a Capitol Mall parking garage, which will provide 580 parking spaces for visitors and state employees. That’s great news for state employees whose parking spots are displaced for three months of the year during the legislative session.
As for the rest of us freeloaders, I suppose we’ll have to get used to walking a few extra blocks.