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Tell Us: Would a Garage Ease Parking?

The Town is looking for residents' ideas on improving downtown parking.

The Town of Huntington is asking residents to help with a survey of what is needed to improve the tight parking conditions downtown.

Some residents have expressed concern about the possibility of a parking garage. Others say there's enough parking downtown if people are willing to walk a few blocks.

Do you think Huntington should add a parking garage? And if so, where should it be built?

Please tell us in the comments.

Denise January 08, 2013 at 05:37 PM
TD bank is a horrible idea for the town. The "Charming Village look will be gone forever once TD bank is built on that site.
Denise January 08, 2013 at 05:44 PM
It sounds like the garage is needed. So, why can't it be planned and built with keeping with the character of the Village? It can be done tastefully.
Vivienne Wong January 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Parking is not the issue - Huntington is a Village - ONE LANE each going North, South, East & West. The problem regarding the parking has nothing to do with the parking spaces but the multiple variances given to various new businesses by the ZBA for less parking Some of the following: - Loews Shore 8 - given a variance to expand from 4 screens to 8 screens, I believe a couple of hundred thousand dollars given to the Town of Huntington for the variance - Gerard & Clinton - 2 variances given for the corner building opposite Post Office. -Gerard & Stewart - the restaurant just received a 2nd variance. - Gerard – just East of Wall Street – restaurant on North Side given parking variance - Paramount - variance. Plus, don't forget we have the new hotel going up on Main & Stewart. Have you ever tried to get to Main on Stewart? I’m sure I have not listed all the recent parking variances. Going North High Street it can take 5 traffic signals just to get to Main with traffic backed up to Oakwood. The older established businesses played by the rules. Yes, it has been said we should be happy with all the traffic . Huntington has one of the highest income demographics on Long Island and I don’t accept that logic. One should look at the total amount of parking variances that have been rubber stamped. The parking variances have created this nightmare.
L P January 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM
All true, true, true! I started complaining when the variance was granted to the movie house and then each and every application that followed The town created the problem, now let;s deal with it We need more parking for all the places the town council allowed without adequate parking
tony January 12, 2013 at 04:33 AM
Most downtowns on Long Island would love to have this problem with traffic. Parking IS the issue; build a multi-level garage.

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