News Release

Temple City to Celebrate New Public Parking Lot

Oct. 20 event to feature a ribbon cutting and "Taste of Temple City."

TEMPLE CITY, CA (Oct. 12, 2017)—Temple City will celebrate its first new downtown public parking lot in decades with a grand opening event on Oct. 20. 

The festivities will begin with a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony at the site—located on the northeast corner of Workman Ave. and Temple City Blvd.—followed by a reception. The event is open to the public and will feature a "Taste of Temple City" with complimentary food samplings from nearby restaurants.

As photos of the site show, it is more attractive than a typical parking lot. The façade is inspired by the mid-century architecture of nearby City Hall, and includes drought-tolerant plantings and a modern groundwater filtration system.

“Since it is right at the southern gateway of downtown, we wanted a facility that provides an aesthetic statement into the area,” said Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist. “We’ve also received a growing number of requests from the downtown business community for additional parking and now we’ll have it.”

The lot will open daily to the public beginning Oct. 21. Its 27 stalls will provide free all-day parking between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. 

The site is the former location of the Temple City Funeral Home and was acquired by the city in 2012. The parking lot was constructed at a cost of approximately $500,000.

“This new lot is one of many public parking improvements we will undertake over the next few years,” the mayor added. “As downtown has changed from primarily retail to restaurants, we are updating our parking master plan to reflect future demand. We are also considering other new downtown public parking facilities; that dialogue will begin later this fall."  

For more information, please call the City Manager's Office at (626) 285-2171.

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