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Parking Improves at City Hall

A skip loader cuts a traffic circle at the Perris City Hall Campus, linking three lots into a single parking area. A skip loader cuts a traffic circle at the Perris City Hall Campus, linking three lots into a single parking area.

The Perris City Hall complex has plenty of parking spaces available but they weren’t always convenient to access for residents and visitors.

Three separate lots—one near Foss Field Park, another at the City’s planning and development services departments and the third just next to the Bob Glass Gym, City Council Chamber and main City Hall building—were not connected.

So although they were close to one another, each lot had offered limited ingress and egress and that often meant they were underutilized.

No more.

As part of the facelift, engineers and construction crews designed and
cut a pathway that now links all three lots. The newly created traffic circle
allows for improved traffic flow. And now that the lots are linked, visitors
to City Hall have more entrances and exits when paying a bill or visiting
the gym or seeking information about a building permit.

Part of the improvements consisted of installing a new layer of blacktop at the Perris City Hall campusPart of the improvements consisted of installing a new layer of blacktop at the Perris City Hall campus.

Known officially as the Foss Field Parking Expansion Project, the construction also included a new layer of blacktop and striping.

Funds for the project came from specially designated redevelopment monies and did not include any general fund dollars.

“It’s a major upgrade to our City Hall Campus and one that we are proud of,” said Perris Mayor Daryl Busch. “It was quite restricted to get into but the new improvements have opened up the parking area. Cars are able to move around better. It’s better for everybody.”

Perris Mayor Pro-Tem Al Landers said the new improvements mean traffic circulation throughout the City Hall campus has been greatly enhanced.

“It was an obvious need and a big improvement for our campus,”
Landers said. “It’s an outstanding project.”

A worker stripes the parking lot as part of the construction improvementsA worker stripes the parking lot as part of the construction improvements.

Perris City Councilwoman Rita Rogers said that for many residents, a visit to City Hall provides their first impression of the community. She noted that the City has taken great pride in remodeling its campus, including the City Council chambers and gymnasium. The parking lot is among the last improvements.

“It’s a little bit of work that gave us a big improvement,” she said.