GRANTS PASS – The Grants Pass City Council approved a resolution at their Feb. 19 meeting to reduce the cost of parking permit fees for one of the city’s downtown parking lots. Long-term parking in the Salmon Lot at 5th and “I” streets will now be $60 for six months or $120 for 12 months, a reduction of half-off the regular long-term parking permit cost.
The new permit fee structure comes as a result of recommendations from the city’s Downtown Parking Taskforce, which analyzed the utilization of downtown parking lots and found “consistent underutilization of the parking in the Salmon Lot.”
Permit periods run from April to September and October to March. The new fees will go into effect at the start of the next permit period.
Applications for a long-term parking permit can be obtained at the Downtown Welcome Center, 198 SW 6th St. If there are more applicants than available permits, the city uses a lottery system to determine how permits will be distributed. If all 6-month permits are not sold, pro-rated permits are available after April 1 and Oct. 1 on a first-come basis.
Full-price long-term parking permits are also available for the city’s Duck Lot, Brown Bear Lot, and Redwood Lot. For additional information, contact the Downtown Welcome Center at (541)476-7574.