The West New York Board of Commissioners voted unanimously (5-0) last week to open up the bid process to start building two, multi-tiered parking decks to begin alleviating parking issues in town.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
During their September 18th meeting, the governing body passed a resolution which authorizes the town to open the process to designing multi-tiered parking decks on 57th and Bergenline Avenue, as well as and 67th Street and Park Avenue.
This new parking deck installment is the townâ€™s first major project since dissolving their local parking authority earlier this summer.
â€œI want to thank the Board of Commissioners for making parking a priority in our town and delivering on a promise we made to our residents on the campaign trail,â€ Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.
â€œKnowing how cumbersome the issue of parking can be, we are hoping to break ground in the summer. It is unfortunate that this will be the first parking project in over 10 years in West New York, but we are eager to kickstart our New Beginnings.â€
The town expects to receive architectural proposals from qualified firms by mid-November and award a contract by the end of this year.
Once the contract is awarded, the selected vendor will complete a design for the two multi-tiered decks and construction is expected to begin in Summer 2020.
Dissolving the parking authority is expected to save West New York taxpayers over $350,000 in immediate reductions in spending, as well as $100,000 annually moving forward, while improving services to residents.