Friday, June 29, 2018


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The following letter was published in this week’s issue of the Gazette.

JUNE 29, 2018

To the editor:

I recently attended the Village-sponsored affordable housing workshop. There were approximately 25 residents in attendance, a rather small turn-out.

One of my takeaways from the meeting was the lack of parking for visitors to any new apartments, especially in the Harmon area. There are two very slow-moving projects underway and I would like the mayor and the board to consider the following proposal. I believe it would be a win for the Village, the Fire Department and the residents and business owners. My experience has shown that many problems have simple solutions and with a little cooperation great results can be achieved. READ MORE AT


  1. It's an interesting idea. More parking would definitely benefit Harmon businesses. But I do wonder whether a municipal parking lot near a firehouse would be detrimental to the operations of our firefighters, in terms of more car and pedestrian traffic possibly getting in the way of fire trucks that need to get in and out of the area quickly. And whether that's a safety concern.

  2. You raise a good point but will it be any better with the overflow parkers that come from more apartments being built? Perhaps the answer is no more apartments being built unless they provide realistic parking spaces and not this fantasy of one car space per apartment simply because the renter is near the train station, as if they will never need a car for everything else they need to do. Most households have two and three cars. Renters are always complaining on Brook Street about no parking and during snowstorms. And about affordable housing, some people think that if they get affordable meaning low income housing that takes government money, the village can still make the owner give those apartments to Croton people. WRONG! People come to Croton because of its peaceful character, good schools, and private home ownership. Give the parking to the businesses and stop pretending that apartments are "sustainable". They're not.

    1. The original plan was for parking for that space.

    2. Correct stick with the original plan the beautiful firehouse should be the home of EMS that house looks terrible!

  3. The parking there is awful and will get worse with more apartments. It's time.