August 22, 2015 - 10:35 AM
PENTICTON - A temporary parking lot has been approved by Penticton city council for use during construction of the new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital.
The parking lot on Camrose Street will be for construction workers, but there won't be a crosswalk in the middle of Industrial Avenue as originally proposed by Interior Health.
The Penticton Industrial Development Association was concerned about people in the crosswalk disrupting truck traffic.
City planning manager Blake Laven says a crosswalk isn't necessary at the site even though Interior Health continued to advocate for one.
Daryl Clarke with the Industrial Development Association says his organization has been working with Interior Health to discuss what was necessary to get pedestrians across the road safely.
He says the Association agreed additional signage noting a pedestrian crossing would be helpful and a crosswalk would be fine as long as it wasn’t controlled.
Council agreed to support a temporary use permit for the parking lot without the requirement for a crosswalk.
Further discussions between the interested parties may eventually result in a request for a painted crosswalk, which could be installed at a later date.
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