Albany Parking Authority Launches
Parking Incentive Program
Program designed to stimulate local economy
and provide safe and convenient parking
Albany, NY - The Albany Parking Authority (APA) announces a new Parking Incentive Program that offers high quality, low cost daytime parking to Albany businesses as well as inexpensive, safe and convenient parking after 6 p.m. Businesses can receive discounts of 50% on the price of daytime parking in APA garages, resulting in a monthly fee of $70. Nighttime rates in APA garages have been slashed to $2 for parking after 6 p.m.
"We hope to pass this savings onto not only those who live and work in Albany, but to the businesses that form the backbone of our community", says Michael Klein, Executive Director of the Albany Parking Authority. "One of our goals is to foster economic development within the City of Albany and our new Parking Incentive Program promises to do just that because it sweetens the deal for businesses looking to relocate to Albany or expand their presence."
Businesses willing to commit to a minimum one-year lease are eligible for daytime parking in APA garages. The Program is not limited to just daytime parking, rates for parking after 6 p.m. have also been reduced at all three APA garages. The new $2 rates are available at the Columbia Street Garage 24/7 and, while the same rate applies to the Green-Hudson and Quackenbush Garages, they are closed during weekends.
"The Program passes a significant value onto anyone looking to enjoy the Albany nightlife or see a show in one of the Citys performing arts centers," says Klein. "Our facilities are located in the heart of downtown nearby many of Albany greatest attractions."
The Columbia Street Garage is located just two blocks away from the Pearl Street entertainment district, the Green-Hudson garage is close to the Times Union Center and the Quackenbush Garage is just a short walk away from the Palace Theatre.
The Albany Parking Authority's mission is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking in support of economic development in the City of Albany. The Albany Parking Authority manages more than 5,000 parking spaces for visitors and employees in Albany. The Authority was established in 1983 and is authorized to construct, operate and maintain city public parking facilities. The Authority receives no tax support or Federal, State, City or private grants.