Parking lot purchased in downtown Vernon

The City of Vernon has purchased a lot at 2901 33rd Ave. for $345,000.

There are more places to park in Vernon.

The City of Vernon has purchased a lot at 2901 33rd Ave. for $345,000.

“It adds more parking in the downtown core,” said Mayor Akbal  Mund.

Along with some land along the railway track, there are 48 spaces for vehicles.

The purchase comes after the city sold the Bennett lot on 29th Avenue to a developer.

The city-owned New Delhi building on 29th Street will also be demolished in July, while the publicly owned former flower shop building on 31st Avenue will also be taken down for public parking.

“That should take care of the parking the Bennett lot had,” said Mund.

Details about the 33rd Avenue purchase were released by city council Tuesday.