City Plans to Bond $1 Million for Parking Garage

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI

The Asbury Park City Council was expected to introduce a bond ordinance in the amount of $1 million for the construction of a multi-level parking garage at its Feb. 26 meeting.

The four story garage will be built at the Transportation Center to the southern side of the center next to the train station entrance.

It will be located behind the Rain Garden planted in front of the current parking lot. The garden will remain intact and provide an attractive foreground for the garage.

The bond is to finance phase one of the 500 space garage.

During a Nov. 13 public input meeting James M. Zullo AICP, CAPP of Tim Haahs and Associates presented plans and designs for the project.

Zullo said the company would be reaching out and working with NJ Transit as the project moves forward.

Funding for the garage is from the Parking Utility account which brought in a little over $5 million in 2018, with 2019’s total exceeding that number.

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