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Learn about Mason City’s downtown parking ramp project


This news story was published on November 13, 2015.
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East row of parking at the public lot on October 25th, 2013 at 12:30 PM.  It hasn't changed since, but a hotel and parking ramp could be built here.

East row of parking at the public lot on October 25th, 2013 at 12:30 PM. It hasn’t changed since, but a hotel and parking ramp could be built here.

MASON CITY – City hall has scheduled a time for the public to learn more about and see concepts for a downtown parking ramp project for downtown Mason City.

The City of Mason City is hosting a public informational meeting on concepts developed for the Downtown Multi-Level Parking Structure project being planned for construction in 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to unveil the three concepts developed by WHKS/Kimley Horn/Miller Dunwiddie, provide information relating to each of the concepts, and gather comments from attendees. The parking structure is being planned and designed in conjunction with a Marriott Hotel which will be located on property directly west of the City Hall building.

The meeting is open to the public on Thursday, November 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room A on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

The parking ramp, is part of a $36 million renovation for the downtown, which could include a hotel, music pavilion, mixed-use building and an ice area.

A public parking lot in downtown Mason City where alleged hotel and parking ramp would reside.

A public parking lot in downtown Mason City where alleged hotel and parking ramp would reside.

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7 Responses to Learn about Mason City’s downtown parking ramp project

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    Fed Up Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    STOP THE MADNESS!!!

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    It would be a waste of time and energy to go to this meeting and voice my opinion. My one and only hope is the hotel falls through and it just might.

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      Beam me up Scotty Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      You better hope it don’t cause either way you are gonna pay for it genius.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        November 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        No, I am not. Only a fool like you would support something like this.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Mercy didn’t build a parking ramp because the cost was prohibitive. It was far cheaper to buy houses and move them. But the City is willing to spend our tax money on such a luxury. I’m surprised they haven’t used eminent domain and just torn down everything but City Hall around there to pave parking spots.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

    This is madness. Why build a parking ramp for a hotel that won’t get much business anyway? If I was visiting Mason City in the next decade I’ll go to the new Hampton their building on HWY 18. There needs to be a focus on attractions in downtown before we decide on pouring millions into empty parking spots. I think a parking ramp would have been more appropriate at Mercy before they decided to move people’s homes.

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    Bookie Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    OMG is it really going to happen? Im so excited i think I just shit my pants. OMG this is exciting> NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!