A vacant downtown gravel parking lot owned by Cummins Inc. that has evolved into a "free parking" zone downtown may disappear.
The area is a gravel lot to the east of the Cummins parking garage at northwest the corner of Sixth and Washington streets. About 40 or so vehicles have been parking there weekdays since the garage was finished in September.
Cummins is considering changing that space into greenspace where no parking would be allowed, or paving it and making it a Cummins parking lot.
For more on this story, see Tuesday's Republic.