St. Paul’s Parking Made Easy (Almost)
Our parish faces parking changes this fall, as we lose the use of MPS’ Lincoln School lot to a congregation that will hold services there. Fortunately, alternatives make parking almost as easy as it’s been in the past.
St. Paul’s Marshall Street Lot
For those needing to be steps from our doors — or those participating in intimate gatherings such as evening prayer or EFM — this lot is for you. If you’re up for a bit more walking, please help keep this lot available for newcomers, guests and those with disabled parking stickers and ambulatory concerns, especially during high-use periods such as 9 a.m. adult formation, 10:15 a.m. service, and church holidays.
The Jewish Family Services Lot, 1301 N. Van Buren St.
JFS has generously agreed to let St. Paul’s members and guests park in its lot at Van Buren and Knapp streets on Sundays. To park in this lot, you must display a St. Paul’s parking permit on your dashboard. It will be included in upcoming bulletins and available permanently at the hallway kiosk. This lot is 2.5 blocks from our main doors, just a 3-minute walk, says Google. See map below for location and route details. (Note: JFS’ office address is on Jackson St. but the lot is accessible from Van Buren.)
Despite high demand, on-street spots can be available near St. Joan Antida High School or on streets such as Marshall and Cass lining the East Pointe Commons. Give yourself a few extra minutes and you may score a lucky spot close to church.
While cars are the top option for many, St. Paul’s neighborhood is blessed with transportation options, ranging from the new streetcar service starting this fall (free for the first year) to Bublr Bikes and ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber. We also have a new blue bike rack on Marshall Street. One of these options may be right for you.
Print the following St. Paul’s parking permit and display when parking in the JFS lot.