Proposed parking plan in Cooperstown

Parking in the Village of Cooperstown is at a premium, so Village officials are looking at a plan that would add more parking in the downtown area.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 5:48 PM

The Village of Cooperstown is in the process of making a number of improvements to the downtown area. Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh tells us one of the projects currently being worked on is adding additional parking to lower Pioneer Street.

"We just completed a $1.2 million renovation of these several blocks of Pioneer Street. Replacing 100 yr. old water and sewer lines. Repaving the street. Installing granite curbs. So at this point when we’re coming to paint our parking spaces on this street, this was the opportune time to consider adding some additional spaces."


The Mayor tells us the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on three different parking options.

"So it will be going back to the original parallel parking of 20 spaces. The 2nd version which was a little more diagonal on this side, no parallel parking on the west side of the street for 23 spaces, or the current format which is 26 spaces."


In addition to the parking, the Village was awarded a 2 million dollar Federal grant that allows them to move forward with Main Street intersection improvements. They’ll also be installing pedestrian signals, traffic light improvements, as well as adding bike racks, new trash receptacles, benches, and handicapped accessible water fountains. Right now the work is being bid out for construction to begin after Labor Day. All that work is in addition to improvements already made.

"We received a green innovation grant program which allowed us to put tree gardens and water retention areas, and redo our entire sidewalk on Main Street."

A public hearing on the parking is scheduled for July 23rd at 6:30pm in the Village Office Building located at 22 Main Street.

Note: July 23rd not May as stated in the video. 

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