March 25, 2010
Supervisor Alex Gromack and the Town Board today are excited to announce the
New City Commuter Lot opened today after a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
“This is a
wonderful example of government partnerships that result in beneficial
amenities for the residents of the Town of Clarkstown,” said Supervisor Gromack. “Commuters now have a safe, beautiful area to
leave their cars while they commute to and from work.”
County officials including County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County
Legislative Chair Harriet Cornell, and Representatives from Senator Tom Morahan and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski’s
offices were present, as were County Legislators Ed Day and Frank Sparoco. All agreed
the lot was a wonderful project and an asset to the Town.
resulted in a 96 vehicle parking commuter lot on 1.3 acre site of former Bradlees Shopping Center adjacent to Route
304. It includes landscaping, a storm water detention basin, security
lighting, a 12’ x 30’ bus shelter, and is handicapped accessible. The project is part of the overall
revitalization of the New City Hamlet and the reconstruction of the Bradless
Center which will include
a new Stop & Shop. The New City
Revitalization will commence again in the next several weeks.
design and construction was completely funded with a grant from the NYSDOT and
the Federal Transit Administration totaling $1.5 million. The NYSDOT will
also reimburse the Town of Clarkstown
for snow plowing, lighting and maintenance of the lot each year. The bus
shelter was substantially funded by the Rockland County Department of Public
Gromack obtained assurance form the NYS DOT today to install signage in the
immediate vicinity of the Commuter Lot to increase driver awareness as
commuters enter and exit off Route 304.
Additionally, the Supervisor obtained an agreement with the State that
the road traffic patterns would be monitored to ensure optimal driver and
The Town of Clarkstown assisted the County of Rockland
in getting the use of the land for $1.00 per year from the owners of the
property for the development of the commuter lot. The project received
review and approval from the New York
State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation, Rockland County Drainage Agency and Rockland County
Department of Public Transportation.
information about the bus schedule in the lot, residents should call the County
Department of Transportation.