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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rockville Centre must solve its parking problem
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The village already has the plans. Earlier this year, Rockville Centre was the beneficiary of a design challenge sponsored by the Long Island Index. An architectural firm designed three parking structures for the village’s downtown that would add hundreds of spaces. Even just one, which Murray said he was in favor of, would be a huge boon to the area.

The mayor says he is waiting to see whether the village can secure grant money and other outside funding to build one of the structures. It’s admirable that he doesn’t want to spend taxpayer money on it, and we commend him for bringing the issue back to back to the fore. But we encourage him to pursue the project regardless of funding. It’s something that needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

Parking is a perennial issue. But if one or more of the proposed parking structures were built, it could be a problem of the past.

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