A brand-new municipal parking lot that took the place of a parking structure at Queens Borough Hall will be opening to the public next week, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced on Friday.
The original four-deck parking structure at Queens Borough Hall, which was built in 1963, was torn down in 2014 due to structural safety concerns. The newly designed municipal lot is set to open on Monday, March 26.
The new lot will offer 302 parking spaces, including six ADA spaces, one van accessible ADA space, seven motorcycle spaces and four electric vehicle charging stations.
Motorists who wish to visit Queens Borough Hall and the various court offices will be able to pay for parking at meters installed throughout the lot, as well as through their mobile devices using the ParkNYC app. The lot is also close to many nearby commercial businesses and modes of transportation, which allows users to not only access municipal services, but to also enjoy all that the Kew Gardens community has to offer.
Ground officially broke on this project on Nov. 21, 2016. Tully Construction and WXY Studios were contracted to design and create a new municipal parking lot at the location where the garage stood.
“Queens Borough Hall and the Queens Criminal Court are places where the people’s business is conducted, so it is important that there be sufficient parking available so that the people of Queens can easily access these buildings,” said Borough President Melinda Katz at the ground-breaking ceremony. “The long-awaited, new municipal parking lot at Queens Borough Hall will alleviate current parking and traffic issues in the neighborhood and allow for more efficient processing of government business while also offering numerous modern amenities, including charging stations for electric vehicles.”