FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021
Public Survey Now
Open for Midtown Parking Lots Project
Period Ends August 15, 2021
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a public engagement survey is
now open for the Midtown
Parking Lots Improvements Project.
With $1.2 million in funding
from the NYS
Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Green
Infrastructure Grant Program (GIGP), the City of Kingston will reconstruct
three municipal parking lots in Midtown using green stormwater infrastructure.
Repairs and upgrades will be made to the parking lots at Broadway and Downs
Street (next to Sea Deli), Cornell and Thomas Streets (adjacent to Little
Italy), and Broadway and Jansen Avenue (next to Monkey Joe).
Green infrastructure includes
bioswales and permeable pavers, which prevent untreated stormwater from
entering closed drainage systems, which can lead to erosion and flooding. By
integrating green infrastructure into these parking lots and along sidewalks,
stormwater is filtered before the water enters rivers and streams. The green
infrastructure improvements are designed to help protect and preserve the
Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting parking needs along the Broadway
corridor in Midtown.
“The City of Kingston is a
leader in local environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts, and these
improvements to municipal parking lots falls in line with our values, while
providing vital parking to our community,” said Mayor Noble. “We are working
each and every day to make improvements to our City’s infrastructure, and
making sure the work is done in the most eco-friendly way possible. Protecting
the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River will have long-lasting benefits, and we
are proud that the City of Kingston is making these incremental changes.”
For more information, and to
participate in the survey, please visit https://engagekingston.com/midtown-parking-lots. The survey will be open until August 15, 2021. The project
is expected to be bid in early 2022.