Proposed purchase of Walter Street might aid in parking challenges

Cheyenne Roper
News Editor

Elmhurst College is looking into buying Walter Street, the street behind the Alexander parking lot, in an attempt to alleviate the issue of a lack of parking spaces.

According to the October 13 Board of Trustees meeting, this purchase could make room for more than a 100 parking spots for the campus.

As of now, EC has approached the City of Elmhurst to see if they would be willing to vacate the street, which is between Myrtle Street and Prospect Avenue.

“We have not had a formal response from them yet,”said Kurt Ashley, vice president for Information Technology and Information Services.

Until the school hears back from the city, certain studies will not be conducted.

“We are not investing in the engineering studies [...] until we receive a positive response from the City,” said Ashley.