CAR PARKING BOOST
The new Lichfield Street Car Park, with 805 car parking spaces and capacity for 96 bikes, will open on November 10. It will provide easy access to the retail precinct, including Ballantynes and City Mall. The building, owned by the Christchurch City Council replaces the former complex which was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. The facility is expected to encourage businesses to return to the central city. It will be the third large car park around the retail precinct. Another large car park will be built in Hereford St next year as part of The Terrace development.