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The city will clarify parking time limits and areas as it works through growth occuring in downtown.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF CANBY - The City of Canby is adding signage to parking areas around the downtown area.Downtown Canby has seen significant growth over the past few years with new businesses and property developments. The positive increase in activity for the business community also brings with it increased attention to the city's downtown parking constraints.

Residents and visitors can expect to see new, updated parking signage throughout downtown Canby. Canby's Public Works Department is updating parking signage to provide clear and comprehensive indicators to citizens, visitors, and all who frequent downtown.

The new signage will first be installed on Northwest Second Avenue between North Ivy Street and North Holly Street.

The majority of downtown Canby's public on-street parking is two hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For visitors looking for a longer stay, the public parking lots on Northwest First Avenue, between North Ivy Street and North Elm Street near the train tracks, offers 10-hour parking; while the public parking lot on Northeast Second near the cinema has no time limit attached to spots. Per the city code, vehicles cannot be parked on any public streets for more than 72 hours.

City Administrator Scott Archer noted the need for ongoing proactive work by the city of Canby regarding downtown parking.

"We will continue to engage with our downtown stakeholders, and re-evaluate and modify our approach to parking as necessary in an effort to respond to the ever-changing business climate," Archer said.

The city encourages those who visit downtown to be observant about parking regulations as long-term parking in a two hour zone can be detrimental to businesses. Furthermore, there is ample parking in the public parking lots.

Jamie Stickel, economic development director for Canby, said, "While we want people to come downtown to shop and dine or to visit our professional service businesses, the city asks that people are mindful of where they are parking. If you plan to stay and play, please park in the parking lots on Northwest First and Northeast Second avenues."

Parking complaints can be called into the non-emergency police line at 503-655-8211.

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