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Posted on: April 17, 2018

City to Discontinue Downtown Parking Passes; More 3-Hour Parking to Be Added

The Twin Falls City Council on Monday, April 16 voted unanimously to discontinue parking passes and to increase the number of 3-hour parking stalls in Downtown Twin Falls. The City of Twin Falls will begin next week to remove old parking blocks, as well as to clean and re-stripe the city lots to provide more 3-hour parking.

The discussion to amend Twin Falls City Code 9.7.3 and 9.7.6(c) to remove reserved-parking began late last year when construction on the Main Avenue Redesign Project was nearing completion. Staff met with downtown merchants and solicited feedback on how to improve parking in downtown — the overwhelming response was for more 3-hour parking and increased parking enforcement to generate turnover in lots.

City staff will remove parking blocks, clean and re-stripe the lots, and increase the number of 3-hour parking stalls with some full-day parking allowed at each lot. New and updated signs will be added as part of the parking changes.

The parking pass program was adopted in 2012 to allow parking in stalls with a white bumper block or curb labeled ‘Parking Pass.’ The pass program was temporarily suspended in 2017 during construction on the Main Avenue Redesign Project.

Anyone with questions regarding parking in Downtown Twin Falls is encouraged to contact the City of Twin Falls Code Enforcement Department at 208-735-7278.