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Residents Asked to Complete Parking Survey

Huntington consortium looking to fix village parking problems.

  Residents of Huntington are being urged to complete online parking surveys for a study of village parking problems.

The deadline for the survey, part of a study aimed at identifying the most effective and cost appropriate solutions parking issues in the village, is coming up quickly.

 The survey is being conducted by the New York City firm Nelson Nygaard, which in July was retained by a partnership that includes the town, the Economic Development Corp., the Huntington Village Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Paramount to conduct the study.

Residents will have until the end of January to participate in the survey, with the findings key to  two meetings scheduled for next month to obtain additional input. 

 “This is the Town’s chance to hear from you, and all those who are most closely connected to parking conditions in the Village: its business owners, local employees, residents, shoppers, visitors, and anybody who frequents the village for its business, cultural and recreational activities,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “The survey only takes a few minutes of your time, and will help us as we explore options to address this important issue."

As part of this study, the Town will be forming two groups. The first will consist of Huntington Village business/property owners, and the second will be made up of residents most closely affected by Huntington Village’s parking demand.

Each group will consist of 8-12 persons.  Anyone interested in being considered for the resident stakeholder group should email Joan Cergol at jcergol@HuntingtonNY.gov with their address and telephone number as soon as possible.

 The town is seeking to complete members of the two  groups by the end of January.Nygaard will meet with each group on Feb. 4.

 Additionally, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation will use its Feb. 4 meeting at Huntington Town Hall (in Room 114 at 7p.m). on the parking issue. At the meeting, Nelson Nygaard will provide an update of their findings and residents will have an opportunity to contribute input.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will provide an update and hear input on the parking study at its networking breakfast at the Huntington Yacht Club. Networking begins at 7:30 am. 

The breakfast and program will run from 8–10 am. Fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register for this event contact Ellen O’Brien at the Chamber at (631) 421-6100 or register directly from the Huntington Chamber website.

William Geissinger January 05, 2013 at 08:42 PM
parkingso bad that i no longer shop in the village
William Geissinger January 05, 2013 at 08:44 PM
village parking a big problem for the last fifty years
2 Turn Tables January 05, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Parking is a problem in every "village" on Long Island. It's not just in Huntington.
VillageJenny January 05, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Why didn't you publish the specific website for the survey instead of expecting people to realize that they had to click on the word "survey" in your article? Folks, to participate in the survey, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HuntingtonVillage
Pam Robinson (Editor) January 06, 2013 at 01:18 AM
We followed what the town said was the place to go; we added the survey site address this morning.
MARY January 06, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I don't want to see a nasty garage go up in our great town. Why don't we shut down the Paramount & stop allowing them use of public spots. I've seen their "shuttle" about once Or twice. Let's be honest, no one is parking at the train to take their fake shuttle. We all knew this was going to cause a huge parking problem and it has. You can thank your council members for being greedy and allowing the Paramount to ignore what they've down. Hey, why don't we hire the council members as valets? That should solve it!
2 Turn Tables January 06, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Lets put up multi-level parking to ensure the vision to urbanize Huntington. We can have graffiti workshops and gang sign lessons.
tony January 07, 2013 at 04:58 PM
An attractive multi-level garage can easily be built on Elm street that would blend into the sloping landscape and solve much of our village parking issues.
tony January 07, 2013 at 05:21 PM
@H Lynn: Please provide evidence to support your assertions that no one is using the shuttle to the Paramount and that our council members are greedy. While there are parking and other issues that still need to be addressed, the Paramount has been a asset to the village and town government was wise to allow and encourage the development of the project, especially since the building it replaced was decaying structiure and would have remained that way for years to come if not for the Paramount.
J. Keith Keck January 11, 2013 at 07:38 PM
JUst charge everyone $600/year like they are going to do to the commuters. After all, village parking is the same as commuter parking.
tony January 11, 2013 at 08:21 PM
@J. Keith Keck: I thought that railroad commuter parking garage increase was either never voted on by the town board or rescinded? Please clarify your comments. Thanks.

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