200 truck parking spots are now available in New York City thanks to the opening of a new truck stop this week.
The truck stop officially opened on Wednesday, January 18th in Harlem, New York City, New York.
According to Patch News, the location can be found at West 145th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. The opening has been somewhat controversial, as a housing development was slated to be built near the area, but has since been rejected.
“Today, instead of celebrating the construction of 917 units of desperately needed housing in Harlem and NYC’s first ever Geo-Thermal Green Energy District, which would have drastically reduced carbon emissions in the community, we are reluctantly commencing with Plan B that starts with a truck depot,” said developer Bruce Teitelbaum.
“Unfortunately, our other as-of-right-now options that make business sense are extremely limited and, until the site is vacant, even those plans are not practical,” he added. “This is why we have to start with the truck on the vacant portion of the site as we continue to plan for the future.”
It is currently unclear how permanent the truck stop will be. Teitelbaum says that he is still searching for “suitable and permissible options” for the site other than a truck stop. These may include a self-storage facility, market rate rentals or luxury condominiums.