Category Archives: Parking

Board recommends rate hike for downtown parking meters to fund garage repairs

The city’s parking board voted Monday to recommend that the downtown meters be broken into zones and the rates be quadrupled, tripled and doubled. The Parking Advisory Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the city increase meter rates to $2 on Central Avenue, from the Civic Center to 7th Street; $1.50 on the blocks immediately off Central in that area

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Great Falls parking board recommends taking on debt for downtown parking garage repairs

Changes could be coming to the Great Falls downtown parking system. On Monday, the Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend that the go into debt to make all repairs to the parking garages, including deferred general maintenance, new lighting, new security cameras and more. The action includes calculating the cost of the deferred maintenance and call for a percentage that

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City revising section of code dealing with vehicles and traffic

City staff have been continuing their effort to update the municipal code. Up next, Title 10. That section of the city code pertains to vehicles and traffic and most of the updates proposed by staff are non-substantive but some are substantive changes. During the Aug. 21 work session, Assistant City Attorney Joe Cik walked City Commissioners through the proposed changes.

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Parking discussions have been similar for years, some action might be taken this fall

When Mayor Bob Kelly took office in January 2016, he tasked the Parking Advisory with developing a roadmap to solutions. Since then, little has changed. The PAC has been working with the city’s parking contractor, SP+, to develop a strategic framework and financial plan. The City Commission approved a contract for that effort last summer and the PAC started their

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GFPS asks city for portion of Kranz Park to build parking lot

There’s a need for more parking spaces at Great Falls High School, officials say, and the school district is asking the city to consider allowing a portion of Kranz Park to be turned into a parking lot. On Tuesday, Superintendent Tammy Lacey told City Commissioners that Great Falls Public Schools is hoping to add about 100 spaces around GFHS as

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Reduced parking requirement approved for new Ace Hardware store on 10th Avenue South

A variance for the off street parking requirements was approved for a proposed new Ace Hardware store on 10th Avenue South. The proposed new store is 23,100 square feet, which under city code, would require one parking space per 300 square feet or 77 parking spaces. The site at 3527 10th Ave. S. currently contains five parcels to the north

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Garage security a priority for city parking program

The city is continuing efforts to improve security in its parking garages to include new lighting, security gates, surveillance systems and pigeon netting. Craig Raymond, planning director, told the Parking Advisory Commission on Thursday that he has reached out to local businesses to get estimates for those projects and the city is working with McKinstry to improve energy efficiency in

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Parking board continues strategic planning effort

This fall was the 70th anniversary of the first parking meters in downtown Great Falls. The longevity of the program is one of its strengths, Bill Mintsiveris said during the Parking Advisory Commission’s Thursday meeting as the group worked on its strategic plan. The group started by reviewing what they discussed in September during a meeting that focused on the

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Here’s what’s happening at tonight’s City Commission meeting

Tonight’s City Commission has some major agenda items. Here’s a list of links to our previous stories on tonight’s agenda. Fox Farm easement set for commission decision on Dec. 5 Golf fee increases on Dec. 5 agenda; golf board looks at revenue ideas, changes to tournaments City to conduct survey of water and sewer rates, services 124-unit Rockcress Commons set

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Beargrass Village, city’s first pocket neighborhood, up for commission approval Dec. 5

Great Falls’ first pocket neighborhood, known as Beargrass Village, is set for final commission action on Dec. 5. NeighborWorks Great Falls is planning to build 10 single family homes and two two-unit townhomes on a 1.21 acre parcel at the corner of 3rd Avenue South and 14th Street. The property was formerly home to Kranz Floral, which was demolished. Pocket

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