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Lake City plans downtown garage

A preliminary drawing by Miller-Stauffer Architects of a proposed 370-stall parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene in the 300 block of Coeur d’Alene Avenue. (Courtesy of Miller Stauffer Architects)
A preliminary drawing by Miller-Stauffer Architects of a proposed 370-stall parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene in the 300 block of Coeur d’Alene Avenue. (Courtesy of Miller Stauffer Architects)

On summer weekends, competition for good parking spots in Coeur d’Alene turns cutthroat.

Thousands of people are funneling into town to eat out and shop, enjoy the waterfront and patronize local festivals, parades and sporting events. They’re scrambling to find parking in a downtown core that’s short at least 220 spots during times of peak demand, according to a 2016 study.

To address parking shortages, Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewable agency is working on plans for a $5.9 million parking garage/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.




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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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