The gasometer site in the centre of Helensburgh could be turned into a park and ride facility for commuters.
A project at Craigendoran Pier, expected to cost between £800,000 and £1.3m, has now been ruled out, councillors heard today.
Instead the East Princes Street site of the gasometer, which was demolished this year by Scottish Gas Network (SGN), now looks likely to produce 57 parking spaces.
Officials are in talks with SGN about a valuation of the site, Argyll and Bute Council’s Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee was told.
“The site would be advantageous due to its close proximity to the town centre and early discussions with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport regarding potential funding have been positive,” says a report.
Another 50 parking spaces could also be created by forming additional parking on Station Road at Craigendoran.