Friday, April 25, 2014
Due to a water main project, there will be no street parking between 7am and 4pm Monday through Friday on many of Buena Park's streets until May 25th.
Our reader says, "From my brief trip looking for parking, I can say there is no parking on any street from Irving Park through at least Buena, including all of the side streets (Cuyler, Gordon Ter, etc). This includes both Sheridan and Broadway. ... This is on top of Cubs games, plus they are still enforcing street sweeping this week."
At least there's still evening parking, and weekends, but there's no doubt that this is going to make a tough parking situation even worse between 7am and 4pm. It would be nice if the owners of local parking lots would make some space available to residents during this time as a gesture of goodwill.
Update: Ald. Cappleman tweeted Thursday afternoon, "Friday-water main construction on Sheridan,Irving to Buena-no road closure on Sheridan.Gordon Terr and Cuyler may be impassable."
Update: We went over Friday to talk to the people at Curious Creatures, and there was plenty of parking on Broadway and on Buena. West of Broadway, Gordon Terrace was closed off and work was being done. It may not be as bad as feared, at least judging by the first day of the project.
Update: Ald. Cappleman has the exact streets where the water main will be replaced, and is working on parking solutions. See his message here.
By Kate Uptown - April 25, 2014