City of Leavenworth examines parking solutions

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LEAVENWORTH – The long-standing issue of parking in the tourist hotspot of Leavenworth was the spotlight at a special meeting last night at the Leavenworth Festhalle.

The City has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the Chelan County Port District to take a look at a comprehensive approach to parking in Leavenworth.

The three entities have hired Rick Williams Consulting from Portland, Oregon to work with community stakeholders to develop a downtown parking study.

Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Wallinski says the parking problem goes beyond Oktoberfest and the Christmas Lighting. Wallinski says the city has already added over 900 parking spaces in the last 2 years.