Coupeville project to improve Community Green parking

Parking at and around the Coupeville Library may be at a premium for the next 60-90 days.

The Coupeville Community Green Improvement Project got started on April 1.

The Town of Coupeville’s Community Green Improvement Project got underway on April 1 and is right next to the library and library parking.

According to town documents, the project consists of improvements to the existing public parking lot, including grading, paving, curbing, storm drainage, landscaping, lighting and associated utility work. In addition, a new public restroom will be built within the existing structure.

“As one of the community planning partners, we are excited to see this happening and know the improvements will benefit all of us,” said Coupeville Library Manager Leslie Franzen. “During the course of construction, parking will be available behind the library on the upper half of the community green.”

Franzen said the library customers and other looking for parking should enter just above the library’s south lot, similar to parking arrangements during the local festival and other events on the community green. Town officials say the Community Green project work could take 2-3 months.

Franzen noted that the Coupeville Farmers Market opens on Saturday, April 6. The market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m, on Saturdays through October. The Friends of the Coupeville Library Market Sales will resume on site, near the library at the Enzmann/Engel Book Nook.

“The library is open on our normal schedule and please come and help support all of our local vendors and groups during this construction period,” Franzen said.