KINGSTON – A public engagement survey is now open for the Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project in the City of Kingston.
With $1.2 million in funding from the State Environmental Facilities Corporation Green Infrastructure Grant Program, the city will reconstruct three municipal parking lots in Midtown using green stormwater infrastructure.
Repairs and upgrades will be made to the parking lots at Broadway and Downs Street (next to Sea Deli), Cornell and Thomas Streets (adjacent to Little Italy), and Broadway and Jansen Avenue (next to Monkey Joe).
Green infrastructure includes bioswales and permeable pavers, which prevent untreated stormwater from entering closed drainage systems, which can lead to erosion and flooding.
By integrating green infrastructure into these parking lots and along sidewalks, stormwater is filtered before the water enters rivers and streams. The green infrastructure improvements are designed to help protect and preserve the Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting parking needs along the Broadway corridor in Midtown.
“Protecting the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River will have long-lasting benefits, and we are proud that the City of Kingston is making these incremental changes,” said Mayor Steven Noble.
For more information, and to participate in the survey, visit https://engagekingston.com/midtown-parking-lots. The survey will be open until August 15. The project is expected to be bid in early 2022.