City of Twin Falls to hold public hearing to put parking structure in downtown

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Soon, visitors of downtown Twin Falls may have extra space to park those cars.

Executive Director Nathan Murray, of the Urban Renewal Agency with Twin Falls City, said they plan to add a two-to-three story parking structure.

The garage would be built right behind the Idaho Youth Ranch building on Main and Hansen.

As part of the city's downtown revitalization, the agency plans to add a four-story building of housing and office space, hoping to knock down the Idaho Youth Ranch building in January.

"(We'll) have about 24 units of residential along with commercial office space on the first two floors," Murray explained.

The parking structure will help accommodate the growth the city is seeing

"When I hear people complain about parking, I kind of want to cheer. I think that’s just a signal about how well we’re doing and credit to all these merchants for bringing the demand down here, so looking to accommodate that in just some different ways," he continued. "Power together, where people don’t feel, I feel like they can come downtown, eat shop and be part of the events is what we’re trying to plan for effectively."

Murray said the parking structure could accommodate about 150 cars.

Plans are still in talks, as they are estimating the cost of the structure to be between $1 and $2 million.

A public hearing will be held to discuss the parking structure on Monday at noon at the council chamber's room at city hall.

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