Beaver Dam Common Council Approves Thirty-Minute Parking Stalls In The Downtown

(Beaver Dam) After more than an hour of debate and public comments, the Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved the designation of two, limited-term parking stalls in a downtown, city-owned lot. The stalls of the West Maple lot are next to the new community theatre building and right behind the increasingly-busy 100 block of Front Street. The 30-minute customer parking stalls are intended to help downtown businesses like the Great Harvest Bread Company. The owners of the new restaurant, Jim and Ruth Metz, spoke in support of the stalls, which were initially proposed to be limited to 15 minute parking. Language that would have designated six parking stalls only for tenants of the apartments on Front Street was removed after objections were raised by a different business owner. The limited parking is in effect from 6am until 6pm, opening up – among other reasons – to accommodate evening performances at the adjacent community theatre.