The parking garage is tied to the BID, apparently
In jun 04, ODA proposes using money from the shelved conference center.
The port needs parking too, and can’t make the decision by itself.
The garage funding is now tied to the BID proposal. Multiple spots suggested, and submitted. Looks cheaper now that it did before. Part of the money to be from increased parking meter price and increased parking ticket fees. (Make downtown better be making it more annoying? It’s more of a pain to forget the meter, and funding would be tied to catching people that want to spend money in shops?) An aside, here’s another reference to the population of Olympia doubling in 30 years.
Meeting between ODA and CC. Good information, and ideas. Note that Hyer mentioned a shuttle for ’06 session. Another mention of the doubling of population. People are freaked? But, more people, more revenue, at least.
an open space for a parking area in the next 6-12 years as 6th ave redone. Mentions “East Downtown Development Plan” so there are long term plans already in place. “Olympia Downtown Streetscape Stratgegy” was to have already come before the CC.
There’s lots of additional bits of info in all these.