Monday, May 05, 2008

A Penchant for Parking . . .

The new proposed parking plan to put a garage literally on top of Charlotte Street at Bleecker with a bus transfer station makes sense. It is a much better place than behind Grace Church where it would detract from that landmark . . . and the design will enhance rather than detract from the surroundings.

It's nice to see City officials paying attention to design and location when proposing such facilities.

Now, if Parking is teamed with more Police Patrolling at this location, the "Busy Corner" may once again live up to its reputation.

1 comment:

Greens and Beans said...

I agree with Strikeslip on this one.

Years ago one of our radio personalities coined the “Busy Corner” as “Times Square of Utica.” This intersection was, at one time, one of the busiest intersections in all of upstate New York. Introducing additional parking with shuttle service, in addition to respecting the architectural grandeur of Grace Church, could only enhance and entice the revitalization of our downtown gem.