FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2022
Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project Begins
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project has begun.
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 the former Sea Deli), Cornell and Thomas Streets (adjacent to Little Italy), and Broadway and Jansen Avenue (next to Monkey Joe).
The Cornell lot will remain at least half open at all times during construction. The two smaller lots will be closed for the duration. The construction schedule will be as follows:
The south half of the Cornell lot will be in construction from June 13 to August 1
The lot near the former Sea Deli will be in construction from June 16 to July 20
The lot next to Monkey Joes will be in construction from July 21 to August 22
The north half of the Cornell lot will be in construction from August 23 to October 6
“The Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project supports our efforts to help protect the waters of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting the growing need for parking in the heart of Midtown. The existing parking lots between Broadway and Downs Street, Cornell and Thomas Streets, and Broadway and Jansen Avenue, are currently in great need of repair and this project will not only improve the parking situation but help us meet our sustainability goals as well,” said Mayor Noble.
Green infrastructure includes bioswales and permeable pavers that 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.
More information available at https://engagekingston.com/midtown-parking-lots.