Parking situation at new hotel clarified by Logan Mayor Craig Petersen

Construction has begun on a new hotel at the corner of 200 North Main in Logan. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Logan Municipal Council, Mayor Craig Petersen wanted to clarify information about parking at the new Hampton Inn and Suites that will have a total of 102 rooms.

“For those 102 rooms there are 97 parking stalls on the private, hotel property, so it’s almost one-to-one,” Petersen clarified. “There’s a substantial amount of property. In addition to that, one of the reasons we looked at a hotel for that particular location is because the parking demand of a hotel is complimentary to the demand for commercial activities.

“Hotels typically need parking at night, commercial activity and the city need parking during the day. So we actually have a cross-parking arrangement for some of the stalls.”

Petersen explained that Logan City, and potentially other businesses in the area, could use the parking stalls during the day and then the hotel could use Logan City, or other government stalls, during the evening. He said couple of years ago a survey a study showed that the parking lot on the corner of 200 North and Main Street at that time was only about 25% utilized, and many of those vehicles were city vehicles.

This new development should change that figure, Petersen claimed. As construction has been underway, Petersen said the other parking lots on City Block have had adequate parking.

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