Downtown Parking Revitalization Project
September 21, 2022
The City of Fernie will be getting additional parking spaces in the Downtown area this fall thanks to a grant from Pacific Economic Development Canada.
The $468,750 Canada Community Revitalization Grant will go towards paving and formalizing existing parking stalls and creating over 50 new parking stalls, including 5 accessible stalls, in three areas:
- Fernie Railyard Dog Park
- Fernie Skatepark
- 1st Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street
The City’s contractor will begin with prep work for the Railyard Dog Park parking lot on Thursday, September 22. The parking lot and main entrance will be closed to the public over the next two weeks while the work is completed. Please use one of the alternate entrances to the park while construction is underway.
Preparation for the parking area in front of the Fernie Skatepark is scheduled to begin the week of September 26. The existing parking area will be unavailable while the prep work and paving is taking place. There is some parking available to access both the skatepark and the dog park in the City snow dump lot by the south entrance of the Railyard Dog Park.
In early October, construction will get underway to add new angle parking stalls on 1st Ave between 4th St and 6th St. This section of 1 Ave will be converted into a one-way street with parallel parking on one side of the street and angle parking on the other. During construction on 1st Ave there will be one driving lane available to the public and parallel parking on the west side of the street.
The City is contributing $156,250 for a total project budget of $625,000. The Downtown Parking Revitalization Project is expected to be complete by the end of October 2022.