Supporting small business recovery through parking programming
Regional Council has adopted a number of initiatives to support small business recovery through affordable parking.
Changes will include improved signage and communications around available parking options downtown, the waiving of pay per-transaction fees associated with the municipality’s mobile parking provider (HotSpot), as well as the implementation of a large-scale merchant validation program for up to 200 small businesses.
Also, as part of this initiative, parking will be free from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following days, provided there are no conflicting public health directives at the time:
• June 17,18,24,25
• July 2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30
• Aug. 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27
• Sept. 3, 4, 10, 11
These recommendations were partly informed through engagement with the downtown, and surrounding area, business districts to support business that were significantly impacted by COVID-19.
To learn more, read the report.