PO Council Selects Prospect Location for Parking Garage

The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday selected a preferred location for a future parking garage. It’s on Prospect Street above the current MoonDogs 2. But don’t start looking for a new place to park any time soon. The council has a lot of work to do before he garage could become a reality. One of the biggest hurdles will be figuring out how the structure will be paid for. The city envisions partnerships with businesses, investors or public agencies such as Kitsap Transit. Part of the council’s discussion of the garage has included a proposal to relocate the Port Orchard Library on top of the underground parking structure that will be built into the hillside.

Of the four people who spoke on the garage at the meeting, the only self-described “negative voice was PO resident Geri Harmon who said she would like to see the issue put to a vote of PO residents.

“This parking garage  may never pay for itself,” she said. “I sure would like to see this put to a vote of the people because we could be paying for it for many, many years.”

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