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Commissioners to hear downtown Bozeman parking plan update on Monday

Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 16:54:40-05

BOZEMAN, Mont. – On Monday, Bozeman city commissioners will receive an update on the downtown strategic parking plan.

This will provide a broad look at some of the city’s goals for addressing parking in the downtown area.

“What I’m hoping our residents see is that we’re doing everything we can to maximize our parking capacity in the downtown area and be as careful with our resources as possible,” said Ed Meece, parking program manager for the City of Bozeman.

“So we want to create capacity that’s a continuing engine for economic development in the downtown area. We want to do that using resources wisely. I think you see that weaved throughout the strategic parking management plan,” Meese said.

The city is 30 days into a study that’s looking at the feasibility of expanding the current parking garage.

“Cost analysis of what it would cost to add parking to the existing garage and what the cost would be, and how much new parking we could pick up by doing that again,” said Meese. “That’s part of our effort to be as careful as we can with resources while adding capacity parking capacity downtown.”

Meese said the current study should be complete in the next 90 to 120 days.

Story by Patrice Parks, MTN News