The blue areas will become paid stalls at the Kelowna city hall’s parking lot in the evenings and on weekends as of Dec. 15, while the red areas will be reserved for city officials and the local car share program. The green area will be reserved for motorcycles.—contributed

Pay parking coming to Kelowna city hall lot

After 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, the formerly free lot will cost driver’s $1 per hour

Get ready to pay if you park in Kelowna City Hall’s parking lot after hours.

As of Dec. 15, the public will have to pay to use the City Hall parking lot after City Hall closes at 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and on weekends. A parking rate of $1 per hour from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. will be in effect at that time. On weekends and holidays, public parking will also be available all day with rates of $1 per hour or $6 per day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The City Hall parking lot is reserved for monthly permit holders from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday with the exception of stalls fronting Water Street, which will remain designated for city business use only with registration of a license plate number.

The new public availability is two hours earlier than what was previously permitted and the parking rates are the same as those in effect at other city owned parking lots in the area.

“The City Hall parking lot is in a prime location and is one of the first to fill-up during events like hockey games and concerts,” said Dave Duncan, parking services manager for the city.

“The new hours will increase the public’s ability to use the lot. The introduction of pay parking, meanwhile, will help ensure stalls are available for short-term parkers and encourage long-term parkers to use a nearby parkade.”

City Hall is within walking distance of three city owned parkades (Library, Chapman and Memorial) that offer no-charge parking in the evenings and on weekends and holidays, except during special events.

The changes for the city hall lot was approved by council in September and are city officials say they are consistent with the Kelowna’s Parking Management Strategy. As part of that strategy, the city is also updating the Downtown Area Parking Plan.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.



awaters@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

City budget 2019: Kelowna council settles on 4.43% tax hike

Proposed tax hike includes controversial 1.95 per cent levy to address infrastructure “deficit”

Scholarship smooths road ahead for Okanagan College transfer student

27 students from Okanagan College received awards from the Irving K. Barber Society

Crash stalls traffic on Benvoulin, vehicle flipped on its side

Early reports from the scene note traffic is backed up in both directions along Benvoulin near Byrns Road.

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

Okanagan lawyer honoured by appointment to Queen’s Counsel

Only seven per cent of practising B.C. lawyers are appointed

Missing man last seen in Shuswap

Red Deer RCMP would like public’s help locating elderly man with dementia last observed in Sicamous

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Sex-assault squad investigated eight incidents at Toronto all-boys’ school

The interim president of a Roman Catholic all-boys school rocked by student-on-student abuse allegations said the football program was cancelled for next year.

Most Read