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FD to renovate parking lot

Project expected to continue through November

September 11, 2012
By PETER KASPARI, , Messenger News

One of the city's parking lots is expected to close later this week for a renovation project that is expected to take about two months to complete.

The city's parking lot at First Avenue North and North 10th Street is scheduled to close this Thursday for a complete renovation. Also known as the Brass Monkey lot, the project is expected to be completed on Nov. 24, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody.

The Fort Dodge City Council approved a contract to Jensen Builders for the renovation on Aug. 27. Once the project is completed, it's expected that part of the lot will be permit parking and part of it will be metered parking.

Alternative parking lots include one located behind Bruce's Funeral Home at Second Avenue South and South 10th Street, and one next to Pop N Go at Second Avenue North and North Ninth Street.

The renovation is being funded by the downtown parking system fund, according to Carmody.

"Revenue for that fund comes from the users of the downtown parking system," Carmody said in a press release. "This project would not be possible if it were not for the increase in revenue generated by the users of the system."

Anyone with questions about the renovation should contact Scott Meinders, city engineer's office, 576-3601.



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