Ada Courthouse Visitors To Get Parking Break

We hear from within the Ada Courthouse that plans to acquire the adjacent parking garage on Myrtle Street are progressing with an eye to giving visitors an hour of free parking.

No word yet on the deal between the Commishes and the CCDC (Capital City Development Corp) which owns the structure, but it has been a sore point for years–especially since the CCDC urban renewal agency refused to allow free parking for an hour like they do in the rest of downtown.

Initial plans call for the County to own the structure and hire an operator–apparently they are already shopping for an operator through the bid process. We hear they want to keep rates to a max of $10 per day with the first hour free.

We offered a BRIEF report in January encouraging both sides to give the county control of their own parking. Looks like it will be done–or at least underway–with the new budget year Oct. 1.

Here is a link the OPENING SALVO post in March of 2009.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Rod in SE Boise
    Sep 12, 2010, 8:11 pm

    First hour free parking and free parking for jurors at the courthouse is an absolute necessity. Most people can conduct routine business there in well under an hour and there is no reason make us pay.

  2. The County should send three or four deputies down to CCDC and arrest the bunch of those jerks!

  3. Rod in SE Boise
    Sep 13, 2010, 7:39 pm

    The CCDC and all the other alphabet soup quasi-agencies need to be abolished. The mayor and city council need to do their work and be accountable. And all that property needs to pay taxes.

  4. Rod in SE Boise
    Sep 13, 2010, 7:40 pm

    Calm down, cyclops, it’s not illegal to be a trust fund baby and have a seat on the CCDC.

  5. You are correct Rod! They do act like petulent children. I was wrong. We should throw them into juvenile hall!

  6. Looks like the deal goes before the CCDC board tomorrow (9/29). County is looking into possibly even lower rates… more to come.

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