The following excerpts are from an article by Raymond Janis that was published in the March 23th, 2023 editions of TBR News Media group’s newspapers. You can read the entire piece here.
…Parking is a decades-old quandary in Port Jeff, confounding generations of local officials who have struggled to solve the parking puzzle.
Richard Murdocco, adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, summarized the issue in a word.
“Capacity — hands down, capacity,” he said. “It’s what all the villages on Long Island struggle with. How do you shoehorn in more parking without compromising the very character that people are seeking out?”
…Murdocco said a natural tension exists between preserving the historic character of an area and expanding parking capacity. He added, however, that the capacity issue would eventually cap the village’s growth potential for its residential and commercial districts.
“Policymakers should begin exploring some more modern, viable options,” the SBU adjunct professor said. The most obvious option, he indicated, would be to construct a parking garage.