Plattsburgh Common Council approves parking lot redevelopment

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Plattsburgh's Common Council voted in favor of a plan to redevelop a parking lot in the city.

The council unanimously approved the proposal from the Prime Company for the Durkee Street lot.

The idea includes 127 market-rate apartments, more than 13,000-square feet of commercial space for businesses and a bigger local farmers market.

The company says it took input from the community into consideration by adding an additional 67 public parking spaces on Durkee and Bridge streets. That parking was a major concern people shared.

"I think it's very exciting. I'm so pleased that a developer would come and view with such optimism what he can do in this community and invest more than any developer has ever invested in our downtown and he made some real efforts to accommodate what the public was wanting," said Mayor Colin Read, D-Plattsburgh.

Construction will likely start this summer and developers hope to finish it by the end of 2020.