Valley Stream trustee hears concerns
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He added that the board is also looking into building a parking structure in the area, including a level of underground parking, to help alleviate the shortage of spaces.
“We have no where for company to park,” Elaine Klein said. “You have to have company pay meters on Saturday when you’re trying to have guests over.”
Grasso said the village needs to take better advantage of its location and its access to public transportation.
Grasso also touched on the newly reopened Community Center in Hendrickson Park. He said it is possible that the village could rent out rooms to people for gatherings and estimated one could host about 75-100 people in the largest room. Once again, concerns over parking arose.
Thirty-seven-year resident of Valley Stream, William Fifield, suggested issuing temporary parking passes to people who host parties at the administration building so they can distribute them to guests and Grasso liked the idea.
The village is also looking to reevaluate its parking lots as a whole, Grasso said. Some lots are empty throughout the day while others are full. Grasso added that some metered lots in the village are becoming residential lots, like the one on East Hawthorne Street.
Grasso, who hosts question and answer forums every few months at Sip This, implored those in attendance to spread the word about his next event so he can gain as much resident feedback as possible.