The Kure Beach Town Council recently leased three privately owned lots located in the commercial district. The purpose of leasing these lots is to provide public parking during the months of July, August and September.
Parking for the public is available in these lots seven days a week with paid parking in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., only.
Paid parking is only required in these lots. Parking on town streets or other town property will continue to be at no cost.
Paid parking fees will be $1.50 per hour or $10 per day. Lots will clearly be marked as requiring paid parking. Each lot will have one pay station. The Town contracted with Central Parking System/SP+ Municipal Services for management and enforcement.
Location of the lots are:
- 112 S. Fort Fisher Boulevard (next to the convenience store)
- 102 N. Fort Fisher Boulevard (corner of north FFB and K Avenue)
- 110 N. Third Avenue (next to the Community Center parking lot)
Total number of parking spaces in these lots equals 120.
The Town has always offered and been known for its “free” parking. Kure Beach property owners, however, have actually paid through tax dollars for parking to be available to all at no cost. With the influx of number of visitors, the Town Council believes this is an opportunity to study all aspects of paid parking. Town leaders will assess the program to determine if it causes or alleviates issues. The trial program will also give true revenue and cost data for future considerations concerning paid parking.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this trial program.
Comments and questions for the Town Council may be provided to the Town Clerk at 910-458-8216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.