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Kawartha Lakes council to talk about downtown parking strategy later this month

DAN CEARNS The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: City of Kawartha Lakes council is expected to discuss the current progress and strategies for parking in Lindsay’s downtown core, at a council meeting later this month.

At a meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, Wesley Found, Chair of the Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA), appeared before councillors, seeking information on what steps have been taken since the City adopted the City of Kawartha Lakes Downtown Parking Strategy in 2019.

“I’m here to see what steps in planning have been taken with the City, for the Lindsay Core Area for the following: Increasing availability for parking spaces; better utilization of them, by improving parking signage and wayfinding; [and the] Cash in Lieu for parking policy review,” Mr. Found explained.

In his deputation, Mr. Found noted, the City’s growth projections have changed since 2019.

“While a good problem to have, it will increase the demand for parking in the Lindsay downtown core,” he said.

Ward 7 Councillor, Charlie McDonald made a motion to receive the deputation, and hinted, he would “have a recommendation to provide,” at the next council meeting, on October 24th.

He pointed out, to the best of his knowledge, “nothing has come forward,” since the last parking study was done for the area.

“We need to probably look at what we’re going to do in the future,” Councillor McDonald said.

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