Information about Downtown Parking

5/14/2019 PPAC Parking Count Presentation

A presentation breaking down recent City efforts to better understand the utilization of city parking lot usage. Parking counts are on-going and data will be updated in future presentations. 

5/14/2019 PPAC Parking Count Presentation


RFP for Multi-Space Parking Paystations & Remote Payment Systems 

The City released the RFP on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. RFP Multi-Space Parking Paystations & Remote Payment Systems


4/9/2019 PPAC Parking Replacement Update

WARNING: WORKING DRAFT DESIGNS

 It is important to note all of the following images and parking plans will need final approvals and final design/engineering work.

4/9/2019 PPAC Parking Replacement Update

Current timed downtown parking map

On January 3rd Plattsburgh began the reinforcement of the current parking time limit signage and laws Downtown. The map above should serve as a guide of the time limits in the Downtown, however, this map does not supersede the actual physical signs which take precedence. 

Please follow the existing signage. Moving a car up or down a spot will not restart the time limit. If a person chooses to move their car to avoid the possibility of a ticket, it would have to be moved to another block.

Other Parking Resources:

Parking Replacement Plans if the Durkee Street lot plans are to move forward?

The City of Plattsburgh has been exploring a wide variety of parking replacement options. These efforts include building new lots, working with Clinton County to increase their parking capacity, the reconfiguration of city streets to allow more parking, discussions with various private lot owners for shared use agreements, and other options. A presentation of the most current parking replacement options at the April PPAC meeting can be found at http://www.cityofplattsburgh.com/586/Downtown-Parking. It is important to note that all options are currently only in working draft designs and conceptual, there still needs to be formal approvals by elected officials and final engineering work to be done.

Would the City implement one-way streets and roads if the plans were to move forward?

Based off of the most current parking replacement options discussed above there is only one street that is proposed to become one-way, and that is the section of Brinkerhoff Street between Oak Street and Margaret Street. The rest of Brinkerhoff Street is one-way. So the current parking replacement proposal would keep the traffic flowing in the same direction as the rest of Brinkerhoff Street. Once again, this is just an option for replacement parking. It is possible that after further discussions elected officials and the PPAC determine that they do not want to pursue this parking replacement option.

Would the City implement angled parking? 

The City of Plattsburgh would consider angled parking as part of the parking replacement options. However, based on discussions the PPAC has had on angled parking, the City will make efforts to explore other parking replacement options before the introduction of angled parking. Based off of the most current parking replacement options, angled parking was only considered on Brinkerhoff Street and Durkee Street.

Where would funds and revenue generated from parking meters go to?

The City of Plattsburgh’s goal for the managed parking system is to efficiently manage the parking supply downtown, not generate revenue. Ideally, all revenue would be used to cover the costs of administering the managed system, maintenance, and other parking enforcement related issues. However, as is the case in other municipalities there is the potential for excess revenue. To prepare for that possibility, the PPAC has had some preliminary discussions that the City should create a separate fund for any parking meter revenue. This fund would only be spent on improvements within the footprint of the managed parking system. In other words, any money collected downtown would only be spent on improvements downtown on various things such as streetscape improvements and downtown beautification.