BOISE -- Changes are coming to several parking garages in downtown Boise.

The Capital City Development Corporation approved a plan to increase the number of monthly parking spaces in two garages. That means the number of spaces open to shoppers and diners will go down.

The original proposal was to change what's called transient spaces to monthly spaces in four different downtown lots. That plan was amended, then changed again today after concerns that the change would take away spots for this visiting downtown, shopping and eating.

In the end, the CCDC approved changing 166 transient spots to monthly spots.

Those places would be divided between the City Centre and Myrtle garages.

But, the plan would not affect the Eastman or Capitol Terrace garages -- two of the busiest.

Jeff Roper owns the Capitol Terrace Building and was the only person to speak against the plan during the public hearing today.

He pushed for Capitol Terrace and Eastman not to be included in this proposal, and the commissioners listened.

He says easily finding places to park pushes better business downtown.

There are a total of 1,800 parking spaces at all four of the garages discussed today.

Again, 166 spots will change from every day use to monthly use.

Those monthly use spots are only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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