The long-awaited opening of the temporary parking lot where the Collier Street Ramp was located in the City of Binghamton occurred today.  The lot can accommodate around 80 vehicles and provides some relief after the Ramp was closed last year.

The paved lot will provide parking for short-term visitors to the City, for workers downtown and for those attending special events including Binghamton Senators games, high school basketball playoffs, and other events at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

Fees vary depending on the time of day.  In addition, special rates apply for all-day parking and for hourly time and special events.

The parking area is expected to be on an interim basis as the City continues to explore options for a combination of parking and business potential.