Saugerties village trustees want to create several new parking spaces on the east side of lower Partition St. to accommodate new businesses there. A resolution to ask the state Department of Transportation to approve the request was passed Feb. 4.
The DOT has the final say because that portion of Partition St. is a state road.
Merchants in the four businesses that are located on that portion of the road include Brine Barrel Pickles, Wolf Moon Pet Bakery, Crimson Gypsy and Kiss My Feet spa.
In the resolution, trustees say that the village “is experiencing rapid economic growth” and needs additional commercial parking.
Additionally, “Existing parking spaces are now limited, and many parking spaces were eliminated on the east side of Partition St. from Russell St. south past Dock St. during several repaving projects.”
DOT officials are expected to be in Saugerties in the coming weeks, the mayor said, to measure the width of Partition St. in the area requested for the additional parking spaces and are then expected to decide one way or the other.