In Case You Missed It: Groton Avenue parking lot reconstruction project begins

(Rendering via the City of Cortland).

The Groton Avenue parking lot reconstruction project has gotten underway.

According to Crown City Rising, the first day of the project is today (June 3). The reconstruction of the parking lot includes adding 40-50 additional parking spaces, with 10 of them accessible spaces. Eric Mulvihill, economic development/community relations specialist at the Cortland County Business Development Corporation, said in the past that the parking lot currently has 120 spaces (six of them accessible spaces).

The project includes stormwater system replacement, new lighting, entranceway, paving and striping.

The update from Crown City Rising stated that all parking, including city-permitted parking, will be restricted to the western portion of the parking lot near Hollywood Restaurant. It is anticipated that those restrictions will be in place for about a month.

According to Crown City Rising, parking in the city is available in the following areas:

  • Groton Ave between Monroe Heights and Main Street (temporary parking).
  • North Main Street near Bailey Place Insurance.
  • East side of Main Street, as well as Haskell Place between Tompkins Trust Company (limited parking). 

The parking lot’s new entranceway will be reduced from two to one entrance/exit point. Mulvihill said in the past that the reason for one entrance/exit is to avoid vehicles cutting and speeding through the parking lot.

The project will take about a month to complete. Available spaces could change throughout the process of the project.

Further updates for projects throughout Cortland can be found here.