Stop the Prime Company's Development of the Durkee Street Parking Lot

Stop the Prime Company's Development of the Durkee Street Parking Lot

1,845 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!
Petition to
City of Plattsburgh Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals and Concerned Citizens

Why this petition matters

Started by concerned citizens

Say "NO" to the Prime Companys' Durkee Street Development Plan that is bad for our community.

- $4.3 million of public tax dollars going to a large corporation for private gain.

- Transfer of a full city block of public land to a private developer for $1, harming Special Assessment District property owners who paid for and maintained the public parking lot for over 30 years.

- Development plan which grossly violates the guidelines laid out by the DRI Strategic Investment Plan:

  •        Prime's plan to build 114 apartment units is grossly over the 45 units in the DRI Plan.
  •        Prime's plan displaces 289 public spaces and and introduces new demand in excess of the parking spaces provided for it's own massive private development.
  •        Prime's plan eliminates the 1-acre of open public riverfront space promised and instead leaves less than 1/10th of an acre.

- A PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Agreement which will cost the City and School more than Prime will pay in taxes over the next 20 years.

- Increased taxes for local property owners and increased rental rates alike.

- Decreased public access to the riverfront and lack of public gathering space.

- Elimination of Farmers & Crafters Market.

- A resulting City Parking Plan harmful to the accessibility, walkability and safety of our community.

- Increased cost of living for downtown residents, employees and visitors due to resulting paid parking system.

Say "YES" to support Development Plans for Durkee Street that actually benefit our community.

1,845 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!