The Town of Huntington has opened the parking lot on the northwest corner of New York Avenue and Gerard Street.
The town took possession of the lot on Friday, after closing on the property.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said, “I’m happy to announce 30 new downtown Huntington village parking spaces are now open to help alleviate congestion.”
More spaces will be available after the former Chase bank can be demolished and paving can be competed in better weather.
The Town plans to leave the existing parking lot open through the holiday season and start demolition of the former Chase Bank building in 2020 and reconstruction of the lot, which will combine the former bank lot with the adjacent existing Municipal Lot 49 immediately north. It plans about 71 parking spaces when the work is complete.