Where would new tenants inside the Rieger Hotel park?
The Rieger Hotel development deal is a definite go. In early 2012, Columbus-based Buckeye Community Hope Foundation acquired $8 million to transform the old hotel on Jackson and West Market streets in downtown Sandusky into apartments for senior citizens.
There's actually plenty of nearby — and free — parking options, to accomodate the new tenants, including:
• A city-maintained lot across the street, capable to store around 200 cars.
• The multi-story parking garage attached to the Erie County Office Building.
• On-street parking throughout Jackson and West Market streets.
Crews will build 37 apartments. Up to 100 people could live in these dwellings when they open later this year.
It's unknown exactly how the downtown parking landscape will change once the Rieger reopens for business.
But take this into consideration: Even on Friday and Saturday nights, most notably in the summer when people board boats to the islands and park their cars for the weekend, there's still plenty of places to park around the area.