Up to 96 on-street parking spots will be lost under a new City of Vancouver proposal for the 10th Ave. corridor project.
Director of Transportation Lon LaClaire says the spots will be removed to make way for upgrades to the busy road.
The controversial project, which is in its third phase of consultation, was discussed at City Hall Monday.
“We’ve heard a lot of concern around access to the health facilities in the area and the other big issue we’ve been hearing is the issue around vehicle access and parking. In the proposals that we have right now, we actually have some significant new construction of parking and some expansion of the passenger zones.”
But LaClaire says one of the ways to combat those concerns is to open a parking lot.
“We’re proposing to build a new surface city parking lot at the corner of Ash and 10th. That would create 112 new parking spaces, there will be some reductions along 10th Avenue itself.”
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96 parking spaces would have to be removed from the area, but with the new parking lot, LaClaire says there will be an extra 20 spaces in total.
“We’re trying to make it more convenient and accessible for people to get right to the front door of the facitilies.”
Open houses will take place at the end of the month, where the public can learn more about the proposals.