Station Committee Meets

November 14, 1990

WESTMINSTER - Members of the city's Train Station Committee are still searching for ways to promote the idea of a 1800s-style station downtown.

"We still have to sell the idea to City Hall and then sell it to the community in general," said chairman Michael Kelly. "The crux of the matter is to help downtown."

Members also agreed at their meeting last Thursday that the building must be more than just a train station.

"We need to try and find businesses or offices to help pay the mortgage," Kelly said.

Kelly also said committee members discussed the issue of downtown parking.

"I was not aware that there is so much permit parking downtown," he said, adding that he parks at meters when he shops. "I just assumed parking would be available."

The committee, which has no deadline for their report, has not begun searching for a train station site, Kelly said.

"It would behoove us to stay in the Westminster city limits, but all options are being discussed," he said.

Kelly also noted the committee has met only twice.

"We're obviously still green as far as a committee goes," he said. "This is a long-term project and we want to make sure we do it correctly."

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