Published: Jun 10, 2014 2:56 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2014 5:02 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Based on concerns voiced by Yacht Club visitors about the location of the valet parking, the City of Cape Coral will be relocating the valet parking area to the overflow lot west of Driftwood Parkway. The new valet parking location will be in effect beginning Thursday.

The use of valet parking under a trial basis was initiated about 18 days ago, in conjunction with the opening of the Boathouse, to address concerns about limited parking at the Yacht Club. The concept that valet parking was available only to patrons of the Boathouse was misunderstood, according to the City, and the valet parking was meant for the convenience of all park users.

While the initial location appeared inappropriate to some visitors, the City said this location actually accommodated the most cars in the most limited space and expanded the number of parking spaces available. Because of the proximity to the pier and beach area, the feedback from the community clearly did not support valet parking at this location.

The City will continue to evaluate the new valet parking lot as well as all parking options to ensure reasonable access for all visitors to the Yacht Club area.