Montana, 49ers confident they'll quell parking problem

Montana, 49ers confident they'll quell parking problem
May 15, 2014, 10:15 am
We have every reason to believe that this issue will be successfully resolved in the very near future.
Joe Montana

Joe Montana and the 49ers are confident they will soon put the Levi's Stadium parking lot dispute behind them.

"We have been actively engaged in constructive, ongoing discussions with the San Francisco 49ers on the issue of parking at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara," Montana told The Santa Clara Weekly. "We understand the 49ers entered into a Parking Rights Agreement allowing them certain rights to the Tasman Lots. We have every reason to believe that this issue will be successfully resolved in the very near future."

A total of 789 parking spots designated for Levi's Stadium would be uprooted by Joe Montana's proposed Centennial Gateway development on Tasman Drive. But additional parking in the area may alleviate those concerns, including a deal signed this week between Mission College and Levi's Stadium to provide an additional 2,250 parking spaces in return for a portion of the parking proceeds.

Montana's Tasman Drive project is scheduled to begin construction in 2015, giving both sides time to secure additional parking in advance of Super Bowl 50 in 2016.