More parking space is in store for downtown Minot after the city opened bids on a parking project today.
Initially, the Rennaissance and Central Avenue parking projects were re-designed after the project exceeded the budget.
The $9 million project will feature two parking structures--both three levels and approximately 230 stalls each.
Apartments will be built on top of the stalls; however, that isn't included in the $9 million dollar budget.
Parking will be available to apartment residents and downtown visitors.
The parking project is a part of an overall rejuvenation of the downtown area.
City of Minot Finance Director, Cindy Hemphill, says the parking project will help build a stronger downtown.
(Cindy Hemphill, City of Minot Finance Director)"By adding apartments down there and additional parking it would just be a total package that would be a great step forward for the Downtown area in becoming more vibrant and lively."
The bids have to be reviewed before there is any determination on when the project will begin.
Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday
A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.
They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.
In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.