In downtown New Rochelle lots, 24-hour meters coming
Starting Monday, if you park in any of six lots in downtown New Rocehlle, you’ll have to pay, no matter what time of day or night — except for Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You’ll still be able to park free on the streets after 6 p.m., if you can find a spot.
The City Council approved the new rules after receiving a recommendation from a Downtown Business Improvement District task force that spoke with eight businesses and observed parking behaviors for 13 months, BID Director Ralph DiBart said in a recent article by my colleague Hannan Adely.
But Hannan reports that many other business people were upset that they had not been consulted.
The lots are the Maple Avenue lot, the Prospect Street parking lot, the Church/Division Street garage, Centre/Huguenot lot and both lots at the New Rochelle Public Library.
Find information about parking in New Rochelle here.
Meanwhile, here’s New Rochelle’s press release on the new rules:
New Parking Regulations to Begin May 24, 2010
New Rochelle, NY- Beginning May 24, 2010, new parking regulations will take effect in downtown parking lots. Payment will now be required 24 hours a day except Sundays and holidays between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the following lots: Maple Avenue Lot, Prospect Street Parking Lot, Church/Division Street Garage, Centre/Huguenot Lot and both Library Lots.
For further information, including permits, contact George Rainone at (914) 654-2189 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newrochelleny.com/parking
City officials said they passed the measure to push local residents to buy more parking permits. They have also said they will watch to see how it all works out.
For the first week, Hannan reported, police will issue warnings to those who violate the rule. Starting June 1, they’ll issue tickets.