Lease deal with railway opens up parking

More parking has been secured for Vernon residents near the downtown core.

More parking has been secured for Vernon residents near the downtown core.

The city has entered into a one-year lease agreement with Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd. for the 3 x 100 meters section of railroad right-of-way adjacent to 29th Street between 32nd and 35th avenues.

That’s the area across from Little Tex restaurant north to the Powerhouse Theatre on the west side of the railway tracks.

“There will be room for about 35 to 40 vehicles to park, and the rate will be on a monthly basis,” said Brent Bandy, the city’s real estate manager who negotiated the deal with KPR

The agreement runs from June 15, 2012 to June 14, 2013.

There is also paid parking for downtown workers available next to Bertelsen Plumbing.

Parking passes are available at city hall.

Free parking is available at the Vernon Civic Arena parking lot.