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Blind Brook Lodge In Rye Solves Parking Shortage

The Blind Brook Lodge in Rye will see an end to its parking problems when a new lot is constructed across the street.
The Blind Brook Lodge in Rye will see an end to its parking problems when a new lot is constructed across the street. Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- The parking woes at the Blind Brook Lodge in Rye will soon be over after a new parking lot has been approved on Milton Road.

The Blind Brook Lodge is a co-op located on Milton Road that houses 133 units. The building currently holds 41 parking spaces, as well as a site across the street with an additional 38 parking spaces. The parking shortage was forcing shareholders to lease parking spaces at a nearby church and the Rye Arts Center.

The law firm McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt has received approval from the Rye Board of Appeals and the Rye Planning Commission to construct a new parking lot at 75 Milton Road that will bring the total parking capacity up to 133 spaces, one for every unit in the building. The plan will incorporate stormwater management and energy efficient LED lighting, while retaining the existing gardens and playground located on the property. There will also be enhancements to the vegetative buffer located between the parking lot and the closest residential neighborhood to the south.

The new parking lot will also include new pedestrian safety technology, such as solar-powered LED flashing beacons, which can be activated by pedestrians and alert drivers of the crosswalk between the lot and the building.

“This is the best solution for all the parties involved,” said Seth Mandelbaum, a partner at the firm. “The parking crunch at Blind Brook Lodge has effectively been solved and pedestrian safety will be enhanced, which will benefit not only the Blind Brook Lodge shareholders, but the greater community by freeing up much-needed on-street and permit parking spaces.”

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