The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is advising of new parking arrangements for downtown Kingston, which have become necessary as they continue to coordinate redevelopment of the area.
The public parking areas are located at Seabed Upper Floors on Church Street, Seabed Ground Floor on King Street, Pirate’s Cove on Ocean Boulevard, the Northern Car Park at Orange Street, the car parks at West Street and Temple Lane, the Fisheries Complex on Port Royal Street and the Orange Street Multi Storey Car Park. Parking areas have also been marked out on the left side of Port Royal Street between Orange and Princess Streets and between Princess and West Streets. Parking will be accommodated on Orange Street between the multi storey car park and Ocean Boulevard until June 27. Additional parking has been made available on both sides of Princess Street, but will however be discontinued on the left side of the street, come June 27.
Among the developments which have led to the change in the parking arrangements is the purchasing of the Western Car Park by Digicel. The telecom giant will be utilizing the location for the construction of its Head Office. Digicel’s decision to purchase property downtown, is in keeping with the UDC’s mandate to redevelop downtown Kingston, and to encourage private sector participation in the process.
The proposal for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston envisages the works being implemented on a phased basis in keeping with the National Development Plan -Vision 2030, which seeks to position Jamaica as a place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.