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New Parkway Road Parking Lot Slated to Be Open for Use by End of July PDF Print Email


By Carol Bartold, Senior Reporter     

Jul. 17, 2019:  The new Parkway Road Parking Lot, originally scheduled for completion and opening earlier this month, will be open for use before the end of July, per Village Administrator Jim Palmer. The completely refurbished and reconfigured lot will feature parking for 80 automobiles, including ten 24-hour permitted spaces; four handicapped parking spaces; and an electric car-charging station. The lot will also have space to accommodate four or five Vespa scooters.

Palmer noted that parking in the lot will be allowed by permit only until 3:00 pm on weekdays. From 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm weekdays and on Saturdays, parking will be available to the public using the Pango parking app.

“Interest in the lot is enormous,” Palmer said. “Parkers who will be getting a 24-hour reserved space are anxious to return to the lot. We have a waiting list for additional 24-hour spaces.”

Construction, which had proceeded on schedule for a projected July 1 opening, came to a halt and was delayed for almost two weeks when the lighting company delivered a component incompatible with the lot’s light standards. Palmer reported that the general contractor did not want to initiate final paving until the light standards could be installed. The correct part received, the light standards installation was completed on Friday, July 12. Palmer added that final paving and striping on the lot will be done the week of July 15.

Consolidated Edison has approved both the location of the electric car charging station and the meter to be used for charging. The station, which can accommodate two cars simultaneously, will be at the corner of the lot closest to Chase Bank and will face the Metro-North Railroad tracks. Still to be determined, per Palmer, is whether the charging station will be available only to permitted parkers or to the general public.

The village has landscaped the new parking lot and its perimeter with columnar hornbeam, eastern redbud, and pear trees, as well as burning bushes, holly, and inkberry shrubs. The village also constructed a new sidewalk from Parkway Road to the Metro-North Railroad platform to replace the previous blacktop path.

The Village of Bronxville purchased the parcel, formerly known as the Avalon Lot, from AvalonBay Communities, Inc., on March 17, 2019, for $1.6 million. Under the terms of purchase, the seller razed a structure that had housed a gas station and performed environmental cleanup of the site. The cost to the village to construct the new Parkway Road Parking Lot was approximately $600,000, per Palmer.

“We have been keeping the residents along Parkway Road, those that will have 24-hour reserved parking spaces, informed about an opening date,” Palmer stated. “Likewise, once we get the lot open, we’ll start notifying those parkers."

Pictured here: Former Avalon Lot under construction.

Photo by A. Warner


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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