Nampa Idaho parking garage generates less than half the cost of maintenance

Minot isn’t the only town with parking garage headaches, but at least locally, we planned for private management and multiple revenue streams. In Nampa, Idaho, they successfully built their stand-alone parking garage only to find out their revenue assumptions were more than a bit optimistic. Follow the link for a dose of parking perspective, and

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City Council votes to terminate agreements with Cypress Development

“It’s unfortunate we couldn’t make this partnership work, but we need to be sure we act in the best interests of our citizens,” said City Manager Tom Barry. “We cannot waive the payment schedule the developer agreed to and make the taxpayers pick up the bill.

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City hires special counsel to assist with parking structure issues

The City of Minot has hired special counsel to assist with potential legal issues concerning the two downtown parking structures. The City Council approved on Tuesday the hiring of Dorsey & Whitney. The firm is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and currently represents the City on bond sales and pension issues. “It’s time for the City

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Struggles with Downtown Parking Garages Continue

Tom Barry, Minot’s City Manager, give a candid and complete update on the status of Minot’s downtown parking garages at Monday’s City Council meeting. If you’re interested in having the best information on where the project is headed, Mr. Barry’s update is the first-hand source. You can watch it below. Additionally, following Monday’s meeting, Jill

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Watch the City Manager’s Report & Parking Garage Update

If you’re looking for quality information, the City Manager’s monthly report to City Council has quickly become an outstanding source. And with the City now live-streaming the meetings via their Youtube Channel, catching up with the information first hand has never been easier. In this month’s report, Mr. Tom Barry (the City Manager), touched on

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Downtown Parking Garage Update: Questions and Answers with Derek Hackett

Though we can now park in Minot’s downtown parking garages, the projects are far from complete. Seeing as they haven’t been in the news for a few months, I reached out to Derek Hackett,  the City of Minot’s Public Information Officer, with a few questions. Here’s the latest information. Question: Will we see construction on the

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Commentary: It’s time for a full accounting on Minot’s parking garages

Work is finally getting underway on the exteriors of Minot’s downtown parking garages. The City-hired contractor wasted no time getting to it, and it’s a welcome sign of progress. If you hadn’t heard, it’s going to cost the City approximately $573,000 because the original contract and drawings didn’t include the work. City Council was the

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Parking Uncertainty Remains: Cypress Development Parts Ways With Imagine Minot Architect

The downtown parking saga continues. Gary Reddick, the architect of Minot’s beleaguered parking structures and the more broad Imagine Minot downtown concept, has been released by Cypress Development, the primary developer of the projects. Mr. Reddick’s contract with Cypress was terminated just as another contract between the Portland-based architect and the City of Minot was

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