Thursday, 29 March 2018 15:20

City to Unveil Parking Management Bids Tuesday

 The 2016 Downtown Parking Study map, depicting Public off-street parking (in blue), and Private off-street parking (yellow). Source: Saratoga Springs Downtown Parking Task Force. The 2016 Downtown Parking Study map, depicting Public off-street parking (in blue), and Private off-street parking (yellow). Source: Saratoga Springs Downtown Parking Task Force.

 

 

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Bids received from the city’s request for proposals from potential parking management partners will be unsealed and publicly read 2 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The city issued an RFP seeking the services of a professional parking consultant/management team to study, design and implement a Smart parking system in downtown Saratoga Springs. The stated goal, according to the proposal, is “to net the maximum financial benefit to the city balanced with downtown business vitality and efficient traffic management.”

Subsequent to selecting a winning bidder, the city is anticipated to host an organizational kick-off meeting on May 8.

The city currently owns and manages eight lots with approximately 1,288 “off-street” parking spaces, according to the Parking Task Force parking space inventory. There are an additional 1,302 public “on-street” parking spaces.

City owned and managed:

Public on-street parking: 1,302. Public off-street parking: 1,288 as follows:

  • Woodlawn 3-level deck parking - 384
  • Putnam St 2-level deck parking - 185
  • Walton (Church St.) 2-level deck parking- 222
  • High Rock upper & lower surface & Lake Ave. lot parking: 278
  • Spring St surface lot parking - 98
  • Henry St surface lot parking - 19
  • Woodlawn surface lot parking – 60
  • Collamer surface lot – 30

Additionally, non-city-owned and managed spots include: 83 spaces at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, and 2,552 spaces defined as “private off-street parking.”

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