Crews begin working on West Main parking lot

The work on the dusty, holey West Main Street parking lot has finally began.

In the last couple of weeks, the owners of the West Main street parking lot adjacent to the Amtrak station met with city officials for a mandatory pre-construction get-together and procured a permit to begin the approved improvements for the property. Among them: paving. Today, crews began construction.

Lot owners and developers Gabe Silverman and Allan Cadgene have been at the center of the dust controversy for some time and just before they met with the city, Peter Castiglione, co-owner of Maya Restaurant on West Main, was ready to file a lawsuit against them.

“What we will be suing them for is the condition of the parking lot,” Castiglione told C-VILLE before Silverman and Cadgene obtain the construction permit. “[The dust problem] needs to be abated. Otherwise it’s creating a public nuisance.”

According to Nick Rogers, city planner, the owners have contracted Digs, Inc., a local construction firm to do the work.

Just a couple of weeks after the lot owners obtained the appropriate permit, the work has began.

Crews working on the right side of the parking lot. The left side is open to parking.

Crews working on the lot.

Lot owners have picked local construction firm Digs, Inc.

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