Huntington approves study’s second phase

July 25, 2017 by  

Recently, the Huntington Town Board voted to go ahead with phase two of a feasibility study about building a parking garage. The town voted to extend the contract between the town and Level G Associates, the company that carried out phase one.

In May, Level G reported the project was both economically and physically feasible. The structure would be a parking deck offering 528 spaces, to be built above part of the town’s current municipal lot, which lies between Green and New Streets.

For the second part of the study, Level G will provide the town with a functional plan, as well as projections of expected revenue, and financial models. The information will be provided to the project’s potential financial backers.

The second phase study will cost $12,700, and is part of the effort made by the Huntington Village Parking Consortium to try and solve the town’s parking problems, particularly during the busiest hours. The consortium is comprised of the Huntington Village Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Huntington, the town’s Economic Development Corporation, and the Paramount Theater.

Frank Petrone, the town’s supervisor, said the issue of limited parking has been under discussion for years, and it is exciting to see progress going forward on the project.

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