Scarsdale officials survey residents on parking garage replacementPosted: Updated:
Scarsdale officials are turning to residents for ideas on replacing an aging parking garage near the town's Metro-North Railroad station.
Village officials say it's getting expensive to keep up with the structure's maintenance.
"Repairing leaks, fixing stairwells, fixing security cameras, fixing elevators...the cost has been sort of a constant 'drip drip' in the village operating budget to keep it going," says Freightway Steering Committee Chairman Jon Mark.
The committee released an online survey to find out what residents and stakeholders want to do with the site.
"I think if they are going to change it they should replace it with a brand-new parking garage," says commuter Josh Fishman.
The survey will help village officials decide what to build on the Freightway site. One option is to build a mixed-use residential building, attracting millennial commuters who want the benefit of living in the suburbs but convenient access to New York City.
"I'm a millennial that commutes to the city and I don't necessarily care too much about the residential part, but it wouldn't bother me if it was residential on the top and bars and restaurants on the bottom," says commuter Kyle Scott.