OCED Studying Ways to Help Ease North Main Street Parking Challenges

OCED Studying Ways to Help Ease North Main Street Parking Challenges

The Village of Fairport has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years, with a significant amount of private development. These projects have reenergized our restaurant, retail and recreational opportunities, drawing people from throughout the Finger Lakes Region.

However, this success is accompanied by concerns about traffic congestion, parking and pedestrian safety, primarily near the highly complex semi-gateway intersection of  North Main Street and High Street.

The Fairport Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) has a long history of supporting the Village’s continued growth into a sought-after destination in the region to live, work and visit. OCED recognizes these concerns and, as part of its mission/responsibility is looking for ways to help bridge the gap between the existing situation and a long-term solution that meets the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. 

In 2016, our public parking lot on the east side of North Main Street was comprised of 26 parking spaces. In 2017, we reconfigured and expanded the lot, increasing to 61 spaces in total at a cost of $240,400. In Fall of 2020, in anticipation of an increase in demand for parking, we graded, compacted and installed 4” of millings for an additional 14,850sf of parking surface at a cost of $15,200.

In Spring 2023 OCED is began considering cost-effective considering cost-effective options for expanding its public parking lot on the east side of North Main Street, just south of High Street.  Below is a comprehensive timeline of the Board of Directors’ discussion, traffic and pedestrian studies and designs.




Notice to Bidders: 2/26/2024

Per the attached “Notice of Bidders” you are hereby invited to prepare and submit a proposal for the proposed parking lot improvements in the Village of Fairport. Please use the following link  Fairport IDA Parking Lot Improvements Bid Documents 2-26-24 to access the bid documents and PDFs of the plans/bid set. Proposals are due no later than 12:00 noon on Friday March 8, 2024. Proposals can be submitted electronically to tdanks@bmepc.com or dropped off at the office of BME Associates at 10 Liftbridge Lane East, Fairport NY  14450

Public Input Survey: Results


March 18, 2024 – Board considered Bids for expansion of public parking lot and declined to award a contract.  Board will continue to explore options to enhance safety and security of the parking lot.

February 20, 2024 – Board voted to put the project out to bid. Bids will be due March 8th, to be reviewed by the Board at the March 18, 2024 meeting. Should the project be awarded, anticipating a construction start date of April 1st to ensure the project is completed by May 31, 2024.

October 12, 2023Agenda  Minutes
Board considered Bids for expansion of public parking lot and declined to award a contract.  Project will be rebid for Spring 2024.

September 18, 2023Minutes
Board considers plans for public parking, trail and improvements to the North Main Street end of the public parking lot.  Board approves putting the project out to bid.  Bids will be due October 6, 2023.  The Board will review these bids at a meeting to be held on October 12, 2023.

August 23, 2023
Meeting with BME, Passero, CPL and Village of Fairport to share results of Mobility Study & Transportation Impact Report.

August 21, 2023Minutes
Board reviewed DRAFT plans for the public parking lot expansion. Engineering and FMC lighting estimates to come.
Parking & Mobility Study, and Public Input Survey results presented by Passero – Results

August 2, 2023
BME reviewed the draft plans of the public parking lot with Village of Fairport DPW and Fairport Municipal Commission for their input.

July 24, 2023 –   Minutes
Board discussed updating the draft public parking lot plans to include a park/trail adjacent to Thomas Creek.
Passero has deployed traffic cameras and work has begun on public input survey with the Genesee Transportation Council, utilizing their innovative and collaborative Community Engagement Hub to gather feedback via a web based survey, email, text and voicemail. The survey will be open through August 13th. OCED will be distributing this survey through our website, email and social media, and handouts will be distributed to area businesses.

June 19, 2023 –  Minutes
BME presented multiple options for the public parking lot expansion.
Board approves contract with Passero Associates to conduct a Mobility Study & Transportation Impact Report.

May 15, 2023Minutes
BME presents proposal to prepare plans for the expansion of the North Main public parking lot.
Board reviewed proposal from Passero Associates to conduct a parking study and transportation impact report.

April 17, 2023Minutes
Board considers expansion of North Main Street public parking lot as a part of the solution.

March 20, 2023Minutes
Parking concerns are discussed.