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KEA: Move Parking North Of Sherman

Item: Price tag for McEuen Field remake $23 million to $40 million/Alison Boggs, SR

Terry Harris/KEA Blog: A better, cheaper, and more functional location for downtown and McEuen parking is not under Front Avenue, but on vacant and underutilized properties north of Sherman. Construction and design costs are likely to be much lower, and the more central location would be much better for the future economic development purposes of downtown. We think the investment in improvements to McEuen Park are worth doing, but only if the investments are in the park itself, not a parking facility. More here.

Question: I tend to agree with the KEA on this one. It seems that parking north of Sherman Avenue would make more sense because it would be cheaper and it would force visitors to walk through downtown to the waterfront. What do you think?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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