Albert Lea City Council gives green light for food truck court

(ABC 6 News) – The Albert Lea City Council voted on Monday to create a food truck court on East Main Street.

The City Council accepted the bid of $92,693 to create the food truck court.  A local resident donated the vacant lot along the channel to the city for public use.

The project will consist of landscaping, power hook-ups and a concrete pad for up to three food trucks. The City Parks Department will provide most of the landscaping and benches to help reduce the costs.

This would be phase 1 of a larger project to improve the area, with phase 2 including a soft landing for kayaks and other small watercraft, along with stabilizing the channel walls. The food truck court will be built this summer with the second phase in future years.

Food trucks may still park in other designated areas in Albert Lea. This court will provide another option for them. Now that the council has decided to implement the project, city staff will develop a reservation system for food trucks to use the space.