Money pumped into parkade

On Monday, city council approved $224,763 in safety and esthetic improvements to the facility

Upgrades are coming to downtown Vernon’s parkade.

On Monday, city council approved $224,763 in safety and esthetic improvements to the facility.

“The upgrades will enhance visual appeal and safety in the parkade,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications officer.

The work will include improved lighting using LED fixtures, interior painting that will contribute to overall brightening in the facility, interior signage, new pigeon control measures, concrete deck membrane coating and other upgrades based on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design provisions.

Additionally, the interior walls, floors and stairs in both stairwells will be painted.

A new entrance canopy will also be installed over the pedestrian entrance on 31st Avenue.

“To improve security, safety mirrors in the stairwells will increase visibility and pedestrian stairwell doors with larger viewing windows will be installed,” said Laing Gahr.