The Camas City Council last night approved a series of changes to parking time limits in downtown Camas, and the much debated topic is likely to come up again at the annual planning conference in January.
The ordinance establishes 35 spots on Cedar and Birch streets, between Northeast Fifth and Sixth avenues, that will shift from the current six-hour to a new “unrestricted” 72-hour parking time limit. The intent is to give employees of downtown Camas businesses areas to park other than in front of other businesses.
In addition, three 10-minute spots will be added — one in front of Caffe Piccolo at 309 N.E. Birch St., one in front of Happy Island Restaurant at 419 N.E. Cedar St., and another in front of the apartments at 615 N.E. Sixth Ave., to be used as a C-Tran pick-up spot.
The changes come following the Nov. 4 City Council workshop when the annual review of parking issues and requests from business owners was held.
One request was not acted on and will instead be discussed further at the planning conference.