Information about Downtown Parking

Current timed downtown parking map

On January 3rd Plattsburgh began the reinforcement of the current parking time limit signage and laws Downtown. The map above should serve as a guide of the time limits in the Downtown, however, this map does not supersede the actual physical signs which take precedence. 

Please follow the existing signage. Moving a car up or down a spot will not restart the time limit. If a person chooses to move their car to avoid the possibility of a ticket, it would have to be moved to another block.

6/11/2019 PPAC Draft Parking Plan Presentation

This draft parking plan was presented by Committee Member McFarlin with assistance from Committee Member Vinson. The draft parking plan consists of ideas on topics that have not been recommended by the PPAC or approved by the Common Council.

The purpose of this plan is to get the PPAC to begin discussing topics and to gather feedback on concepts relating to the creation of a managed parking system.

6/11/2019 Draft Parking Plan Presentation

6/11/2019 PPAC Parking Replacement Options For Recommendations

This presentation was provided to the PPAC for feedback. As an advisory committee to the Common Council, the PPAC reviewed various parking replacement options and made recommendations to pass forward to the Common Council based on the options provided. 

6/11/2019 Parking Replacement Options Presentation

The PPAC voted to pass forward to the recommendations below with the condition that a traffic study is done to determine whether it is advisable for the City to pursue changing Durkee Street into a one-way street. The Common Council will now consider the recommendations and feedback from the PPAC as part of their decision making progress.  The options still require final engineering and design work.

Parking Replacement Options
RankOptionNet New Spaces (Public)
1Arnie Pavone Memorial Parking Plaza115
2Durkee Development50
3County Main Lot Expansion60
4Bridge Street6
5Broad Street Lot Expansion15
6a                                          Durkee Street - One Way                                        
 *This recommendation was made conditional upon further analysis of the effects of changing Durkee Street to a one-way Street*
43

Total289
6bDurkee Street -Two Way27

6/11/2019 PPAC Parking Count Update Presentation

An update of more parking count information since the 5/14/2019 presentation. Parking counts are on-going and data will be updated in future presentations.

6/11/2019 PPAC Parking Count Update 

5/14/2019 PPAC Parking Count Presentation

A presentation breaking down recent City efforts to better understand the utilization of city parking lot usage. Parking counts are on-going and data will be updated in future presentations. 

5/14/2019 PPAC Parking Count Presentation

RFP for Multi-Space Parking Paystations & Remote Payment Systems 

The City released the RFP on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. RFP Multi-Space Parking Paystations & Remote Payment Systems

4/9/2019 PPAC Parking Replacement Update

WARNING: WORKING DRAFT DESIGNS

 It is important to note all of the following images and parking plans will need final approvals and final design/engineering work.

4/9/2019 PPAC Parking Replacement Update

Other Parking Resources:

  • Downtown paid parking process timeline - This link goes to the Parking Plan Development Timeline, from the issuance of an RFP for a parking study in June 2017 to the present. 
  • Downtown Parking Permit Trial - This link goes to the Downtown Parking Permit Trial webpage. The page contains information regarding the City of Plattsburgh's trial parking permits.
  • Plattsburgh Parking Advisory Committee - This link goes to the PPAC webpage. The page contains information regarding committee membership, meeting dates, and a link to agendas and minutes.
  • 2018 Carl Walker Parking Study - This link opens the completed parking study, which was accepted by the Common Council in March 2018. The parking study contains a series of final recommendations for the City to pursue.
  • December 2017 Parking Study Update - This link goes to a parking study update from Carl Walker. This was presented to the Common Council in December 2017 and contains information regarding recommendations for the City of Plattsburgh's parking system.
  • October 2017 Parking Study Update - This link goes to a parking study update from Carl Walker. This was presented to the Common Council in October 2017 and contains information from the site visits and research Carl Walker has been conducting regarding the City of Plattsburgh's parking system.

Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Parking Replacement Plans if the Durkee Street lot plans are to move forward?

The City of Plattsburgh has been exploring a wide variety of parking replacement options. These efforts include building new lots, working with Clinton County to increase their parking capacity, the reconfiguration of city streets to allow more parking, discussions with various private lot owners for shared use agreements, and other options. A presentation of the most current parking replacement options at the April PPAC meeting can be found at http://www.cityofplattsburgh.com/586/Downtown-Parking. It is important to note that all options are currently only in working draft designs and conceptual, there still needs to be formal approvals by elected officials and final engineering work to be done.

Would the City implement one-way streets and roads if the plans were to move forward?

Based off of the most current parking replacement options discussed above there is only one street that is proposed to become one-way, and that is the section of Brinkerhoff Street between Oak Street and Margaret Street. The rest of Brinkerhoff Street is one-way. So the current parking replacement proposal would keep the traffic flowing in the same direction as the rest of Brinkerhoff Street. Once again, this is just an option for replacement parking. It is possible that after further discussions elected officials and the PPAC determine that they do not want to pursue this parking replacement option.

Would the City implement angled parking? 

The City of Plattsburgh would consider angled parking as part of the parking replacement options. However, based on discussions the PPAC has had on angled parking, the City will make efforts to explore other parking replacement options before the introduction of angled parking. Based off of the most current parking replacement options, angled parking was only considered on Brinkerhoff Street and Durkee Street.

Where would funds and revenue generated from parking meters go to?

The City of Plattsburgh’s goal for the managed parking system is to efficiently manage the parking supply downtown, not generate revenue. Ideally, all revenue would be used to cover the costs of administering the managed system, maintenance, and other parking enforcement related issues. However, as is the case in other municipalities there is the potential for excess revenue. To prepare for that possibility, the PPAC has had some preliminary discussions that the City should create a separate fund for any parking meter revenue. This fund would only be spent on improvements within the footprint of the managed parking system. In other words, any money collected downtown would only be spent on improvements downtown on various things such as streetscape improvements and downtown beautification.