visitors will soon have nine more parking spots to choose from that are right in front of Hayes Plaza.
The Peekskill Field Library secured $113,385 of funding from the Public Library Grant Construction from the New York State Library System in 2010-2011 for improvements and renovations to Hayes Plaza. The city then allocated $200,000 in this year’s capital projects budget to supplement the grant.
The improvements will include nine new parking spaces with one handicap space, an area that will accommodate the city senior's group large and small buses, reduced travel lanes on Nelson Avenue and an island added in the middle of the Avenue for pedestrians crossing the street. The parking will be diagonal spaces right in front of the plaza. See attached PDF for a rendering of the project.
The City Council approved the staff’s new design for the plaza on Monday night and authorized the staff and engineers to put together the bid documents to move forward with the project.
“If everything goes according to plan the (construction) will start probably this summer,” City Planner Anthony Ruggerio said.
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