Saturday, April 24, 2010

What Happened to Parking Plan?

The owner of this building won city approval in July 2008 to use 45 parking spaces in Municipal Lot 7 and the permit fees were to go toward fixing up the parking lot.

Click here to read Plaintalker's post on the subject.

However, time has passed and nothing has changed at Lot 7, which has dozens of permit-only spaces and only a couple of permit holders. Meanwhile, parking lots at the refurbished building
at Cleveland Avenue and East Fifth Street are full.

It is disappointing that the plan to gain revenues and fix up Lot 7 did not happen. The municipal lot is full of potholes and really needs improvement. It is heavily traversed by high school students and people taking a shortcut to the Plainfield Public Library. The current six-year capital improvement program only includes two other parking lots..

The proposal to receive revenues for 45 parking permits sounded so promising in 2008. Maybe employees of the agency didn't want to walk two blocks to park for the day or maybe other conditions put them off. If the plan is still viable, perhaps the public could receive an update from the City Council.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There always seems to be some Magic Formula to improve Plainfield's schools. 1968[?] Have all the 6th graders go to Washington school. 1970 build the 'new' High School. 1983 'create' an elected board, not have Mayor's appointments. Charter schools. Rebuild the schools .... the lists goes on. Yet one of our greatest Presidents FDR was home schooled !!

When a parent is INVOLVED in a child's life then it matters.

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