Downtown visitors and workers can now park long-term at the recently opened parking structure along Front Avenue thanks to the recent installation of an unmanned pay station. The parking facility partially opened just before Thanksgiving and offers stalls for about 180 vehicles. Parking is free for the first two hours; however, motorists are advised to collect a ticket from the pay station regardless how long they will park, said city finance director Troy Tymeson. A fee schedule is posted on the pay station, which is similar to those at the Independence Point and Museum of North Idaho lots. Like other downtown parking opportunities, the parking facility is being managed by Diamond Parking. The pay station is located on an island just inside the Third Street entrance on the south side/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today.