The BID held their annual meeting on Monday June 28 at the top of the Avalon East building. The focus of the meeting was a presentation and follow up discussion on the results of the recently implemented 24 hour metered parking in the 8 downtown parking lots.
BID Downtown Parking Report
BID Downtown Parking Q&A
BID Chairman Marc Jerome reviewed the following update with the BID board:
- After the initial issuance of tickets that was reported in the media, the New Rochelle Police Department reported to me today that tickets in the lots have steadied out at 50 per day on average.
- At the BID’s request, the City has agreed to fund $35,000 of improvements at the Church Division garage. Jeff Coleman and the DPW department have been very cooperative on this matter and they plan on implanting the improvements described below in August and September. The improvements include:
– Removal of all broken concrete car stops
– Purchase and installation of new car stops
– Power wash the floor
– Restripe the spaces
– The BID will paint the stairwells and other areas in July
– Bulfamante Landscaping has agreed to donate landscaping improvements
- The transfer of control of the Avalon garage to the City of New Rochelle has not taken place yet and we are frustrated with the pace of progress. We are pushing to have this completed as quickly as possible. Many of the restaurants on Division Street remain frustrated over the lack of progress with this lot.
- We are asking the City to install the credit card kiosks in Prospect Street as soon as possible. Progress is being made, however, we need to remain vigilant.
- It has been reported to me that most of the improper commercial use of the lots has ceased. The taxis, U-Hauls, and other commercial vehicles are no longer utilizing these lots for free parking.
- The City will issue new parking permits in July and August. The BID will monitor how many permits have been issued and will attempt to study parking permit usage to better be able to make future recommendations. We expect the number of permits to rise as a result of the new policy.