Fairhope takes over parking deck

A year after construction began on a 250-space parking deck at downtown’s new three-story Hampton Inn, the job has been completed.

As part of a deal inked in 2006, the city’s parking authority voted Friday to take control of the deck from Charlie Bassett, the local developer who had it built, city officials said.

“We tried from the start to make this a partnership with the city,” Bassett said Monday. Parking in the deck is free to the public, he said

Fairhope takes over parking deck