WPCNR THE PARKING NEWS. From The Mayor’s Office. August 25, 2014:
In March 2013, the City of White Plains acquired the Lyon Place Garage from the Esplanade Assisted Care Facility. The garage had fallen into a state of disrepair and had been closed to the public. Recognizing its importance to shoppers and businesses, the City acquired the garage with the intention of replacing it with a new, state-of-the-art, eight-story parking facility.
The City acquired the property from the Esplanade at no cost in exchange for a 99 year occupancy agreement pursuant to which the Esplanade will have use of 161 parking spaces and pay a pro rata share of operating costs. The City began demolition of the old garage in May 2013 and after demolition proceeded immediately with construction of the new garage.
The project will make a significant contribution to the economic vitality and growth of the Post Road corridor. The new facility will have 619 parking spaces, with 458 spaces available to the public to support the workforce, shoppers, diners, and visitors.
A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will occur in September. Details to follow.
September parking permits for the new garage will go on sale immediately and can be purchased at the Lexington-Grove East garage office (located adjacent to Macy’s at the Galleria). Call the Lexington-Grove East garage office at 422-1392 for details. As in the City’s other garages, the Lyon Place garage will utilize multi-space meters. The multi-space meters accept cash (coins and bills) or credit cards and offer the “pay by cell” option. The “pay by cell” account is connected to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. In addition, if you forget how “pay by cell,” the receipt from the multi-space meter provides instructions.