More public parking now available in downtown Steamboat Springs |

More public parking now available in downtown Steamboat Springs

— Drivers looking for a place to park in downtown Steamboat Springs now have an additional 40 spaces to choose from.

The city of Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Electric Association recently reached an agreement to open up the electric cooperative’s old parking lot on 10th Street to public parking.

The lot that lies between YVEA’s old headquarters and Steamboat Meat & Seafood Company was previously reserved for YVEA employees during the day and public parking at night.

It will be open to the public at all hours of the day until the sale of the lot is completed.

YVEA had closed the lot for several weeks because it was not cost effective for it to continue maintaining it.

The electric cooperative recently moved out of its downtown headquarters and into a new campus in west Steamboat.

The old downtown headquarters is under contract with a developer who plans to convert the property into a mix of residential, commercial and retail spaces.

Until the sale of the parking lot is finalized, the city has agreed to take on its maintenance and also maintain the sidewalks outside of YVEA’s old headquarters.

A three-hour parking limit will be enforced in the lot from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Overnight parking is allowed in the lot.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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