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Ketchum, ID  83340
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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Downtown Parking Lots to Open

The City of Ketchum is expected to convert next week two off-street parking lots to paid parking. This includes the Washington Avenue lot that has been refurbished and expanded to better accommodate residents, visitors and employees in the City’s downtown.

Construction is wrapping up on a project to increase public parking spaces at the corner of Second Street and Washington Avenue. The expansion increased capacity from 26 spaces to 65, including three handicapped stalls. With the recent opening of the Limelight Hotel across the street, and construction underway on a new theatre and hotel within two blocks, the new lot will offer additional convenience to patrons and businesses in the area.

The project is built on land the City is renting from the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency. The agency contributed $75,000 for land improvements and capital costs of the expansion. City officials are expecting to open the lot and begin enforcement of paid parking on Nov. 20.

The City on Monday will also transition 26 spaces on a separate off-street lot located at Sixth Street and Leadville Avenue to paid parking. Doing so is expected to create more parking opportunities for customers of nearby shops and businesses, including the renovated hotel plaza across the street.

Both lots have been equipped with electronic payment systems. The new meters are touch screen, accept credit/debit cards and contactless payments, but cannot accept cash or coins. Payment can also be made using two mobile apps: CallToPark, which is a web-based application, or WayToPark, which can be downloaded to mobile devices from Apple or Google accounts.

Rates for both lots will be $1.50 per hour, with a 1-hour minimum and 24-hour maximum time. The City, on a trial basis, will allow overnight parking at the Washington Avenue lot this winter.
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