The City of Sault Ste. Marie is hosting two public open houses to receive feedback regarding the two-hour free parking in downtown municipal parking lots.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Thompson Room, Level 3, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive
Since 2005, the two-hour free downtown parking program has had an annual cost of $190,000. Costs associated with providing municipal parking include lighting, signs, landscaping, snow and litter removal, line painting, enforcement, insurance, and pavement re-surfacing.
To eliminate this cost, the City is planning to move to a full user-pay downtown parking program similar to the existing on-street pay parking in Sault Ste. Marie and used by other northern and southern Ontario municipalities.
The public is welcome to attend either public open house on February 8, 2017 to learn more about the proposed plan.
For more information, visit saultstemarie.ca/downtownparking.