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Firehouse Alley Parking Structure to Open Dec. 11

Released on Monday, December 4, 2017
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FORT COLLINS, CO – On Thursday, December 7, the City of Fort Collins, in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Bohemian Companies, will celebrate the completion of the new Firehouse Alley Parking Structure (165 Chestnut) next to the Elizabeth Hotel with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The parking structure will officially open to the public Monday, December 11.

The structure, which is funded by the City, the DDA and the Bohemian Companies, provides 323 downtown parking spaces, 216 of which are public spaces and introduces new parking technology to downtown Fort Collins. The technology is provided by the national company Passport and allows users to pay for their time in the structure via smart phone application or kiosk. The smart phone app called FC Parking can be downloaded for free from the iPhone App Store and Google Play.

“It is really important for us to make parking as easy as possible,” said Craig Dubin, Transfort Communications and Administration Manager. “By partnering with Passport to launch FC Parking, we are bringing a more convenient way to pay for parking at the new Firehouse Alley Parking Structure.”

The FC Parking app makes parking easy by allowing users to purchase time with a debit or credit card from their smartphones. Drivers no longer have to carry change or run back to the meter. In addition to paying for parking, users can monitor their parking sessions, extend parking time remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts. Users can also manage their parking online at parking.fcgov.com.

This new structure was recommended in the Parking Plan for Downtown and Surrounding Neighborhoods which was approved by City Council in 2013.

“The plan recommends adding an additional 1,500 parking spaces to downtown Fort Collins. Adding the 216 new public spaces in this structure helps move us toward that goal,” said City Transit Planner Seth Lorson.

To find out more about the structure and downtown parking visit: fcgov.com/parking/downtown. The ribbon cutting celebration will begin at 4:00 in the front of the structure located at 165 Chestnut Street and is open to the public.

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