Parking changes coming to South of the James Farmers’ Market

The loop is being cut off.

Anyone that has been to the South of the James Farmers’ Market knows that the biggest hassle is the parking and getting in and out amongst what feels like 10,000 strollers, bicyclist, wandering children and dogs. In an effort to make it easier for everyone, driver and non-driver alike, Grow RVA announced today that they’re implementing a few changes.

Starting this Saturday, we are closing the “loop” at the bottom of the parking area closest to the market. As you are coming into the parking area, the left side of the parking lot from the pavilion down to the market will be filled with vendors parked cars and closed to moving vehicles during market hours. That will make this area safer for walkers and cyclists making their way to and from the market. The parking area on the right of the pavilion as you are coming in will remain customer parking however you will exit by going out the same way you came in without going through the loop. We will reserve the last 10 spaces (5 on each side) for handicap parking. See the map above. (it is not drawn to scale).

Image: Grow RVA

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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