Another car park
CASTLE Street is expected to be home to a second multi-storey car park by next year.
The four-level, 550-space car park will be built on the site of the City Resources building, still widely known as the old Coffs Harbour library.
The Coffs Ex-Services Club, which owns the site, has advised it is terminating Coffs Harbour City Council's lease on the building on June 1 and construction is planned to start by July or August and last 12 months.
David Doyle, the chairman of the board of the Ex-Services Club, said the four split levels of the new car park would have one level below ground and three above ground and would be parallel to the council car park on the opposite side of Castle Street, but considerably lower in height.
He said the board would meet the project builders, Paynter Dixon, in 10 days to hammer out plans for the car park and relocation of the club's bowling greens and an artist's impression would be put on display to show members as soon as plans were available.
He said the new greens would be synthetic and would include one all-weather, undercover bowling green.
Mr Doyle said although the present arrangement for parking for Ex-Services Club members, which involves the club leasing spaces in the Coffs Harbour City Council's Castle Street car park, as better than before, club members were keen to have parking close to the club.
The planned car park is the first stage of an ambitious, three-stage plan which will see the Ex-Services Club's large city centre site transformed.
The second stage plan includes a fitness centre, with a gymnasium and swimming pool, and the third stage a 121-room motel and residential apartments, to be built as joint ventures with other developers.