Village trustees granted Adelphi University the use of 40 unused parking spaces at the Nassau Boulevard train station for approximately one year, as construction continues on its Garden City campus.
In June trustees unanimously approved the university's application to erect a nearly 100,000 square foot two- and three-story building on a portion of campus. The Nexus Building and Welcome Center is expected to take 21 months to complete.
Trustee Brian Daughney said he uses the Nassau Blvd. station and sees in excess of "60 to 70 free spots every day."
"We have plenty of spaces there," he said. He moved the motion with one caveat - Adelphi agrees to pay the same $150 rate the village charges its own residents annually for parking permits.
Kali Chan, director of media relations for Adelphi's Office of Public Affairs, confirmed Adelphi has 40 spaces totaling $6,000 through Sept. 30, 2014.
Construction is slated to finish August 2015.
Trustee John DeMaro said the beneficial effect of this agreement is the anticipated decrease in on-street parking near Adelphi, specifically on Brompton Road and Cambridge Avenue.
"We've heard complaints from residents," he said. "I am hopeful this could resolve the issue."