Developers think it is time to change parking rules.

Exempting Smithers off-street parking recommended

Council agreed with a business task force recommendation to exempt non-office businesses from providing off-street parking.

Read the full story in the Sept. 28 edition of The Interior News.

 

Smithers council unanimously passed a business task force recommendation to exempt developers from providing off-street parking. The exemption would not apply to office developments.

The recommendation from last Tuesday’s council of the whole will be accompanied by a staff report on the repercussions — including not collecting cash-in-lieu payments — will appear at a future regular council meeting. It still needs to be adopted.

Another business task force recommendation to use parking reserve funds to develop the Town-owned parking lot on Second Avenue was deferred to 2017 budget discussions later this year.