The District is hoping to help alleviate a long-standing parking issue on Manitoba Street.
During the most recent Bracebridge Town council meeting, Mayor Graydon Smith said there will now be a commercial loading zone in downtown Bracebridge. Although the location has not been finalized, it will likely be on the west side of Manitoba Street in the area near Little Black Bow.
Creating the spot is something the BIA have been pushing for a number of years. Since Manitoba Street is a District roadway, the change needed approval from District council and in late December they agreed.
“Currently, delivery trucks required for business operations are parking at the bottom of Chancery Lane in a live lane of traffic to meet both the commercial delivery and pick up needs for businesses located in the downtown core of Bracebridge,” reported Mark Misko, the district’s Director of Engineering and Transportation.
The space will require the removal of two parking spots but District staff indicated it should have little impact on the overall parking situation downtown.
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