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City of Vernon actively creating more parking lots

The City of Vernon purchased land at 2901 33 Avenue, behind Little Tex, to be used as a parking lot.
February 11, 2016 - 8:00 PM

VERNON - The City of Vernon continues to open up more parking spaces in the downtown core.

After selling off the Bennett Lot on 29 Avenue, the site of a new multi-storey care home, the city has purchased a lot at 2901 33 Ave. to add more parking to the downtown core. The city bought the land for $345,000.

Additional parking will also come available with the demolition of a city-owned building on 31 Avenue, the former flower shop.

The city operates several other parking lots, including the parkade on 31 Avenue, a lot on 30 Street across from Greyhound, and outside City Hall. The city also plans to establish a parking area on 29 Street near the library. A city-owned building on that street, the former New Delhi Restaurant and the current site of the Open Door Learning Centre, is earmarked for demolition as well.

In city-owned parking lots, rates are 50 cents per hour, or $4 per day. Lots are free for parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and at all times on weekends.

You can find a detailed map of places to park here.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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