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Carlo Leone

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Contact: Kevin Coughlin

February 29, 2012

Leone Welcomes Progress on New Stamford Parking Garage

DOT issues request for proposals to construct a 1,000 space garage at the Stamford Transportation Center

STAMFORD—Today Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) welcomed news that the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has posted a request for proposals for the replacement of an existing DOT-owned parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center.

"Stamford is not only the second busiest station on the Metro North Line after Grand Central, but it is also the gateway to all of New England. I applaud the DOT in taking this step toward the much needed repair of the Stamford Parking Garage. It is the lynchpin to upgrading the entire station area for the continued growth of the city and region,” said Senator Leone.

“Our first priority is the replacement of the older parking deck and the provision of at least 1000 new parking spaces for commuters,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker in a statement. “We also seek innovative ideas for fully developing this vital transportation center in downtown Stamford. We anticipate development that will enhance the experience of commuters and also add new development in this area that will have a transformative impact on the City of Stamford.”

Today’s request for proposal calls for a new parking garage within a quarter mile of the Stamford Transportation Center, providing at least 1,000 parking spaces. The request also requires that alternative parking spots be made available during construction, while the old garage is being replaced.

The existing 727 space garage is aging and in need of extensive repairs. Studies conducted in 2006 and 2010 found that a new garage would be more cost effective than conducting these repairs.

Today’s request calls for submissions by April 30, 2012.



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