In 20 Tours Of Dietz Lot, He Never
Found Fewer Than 80 Vacant Spaces
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – When Mayor Gary Herzig says there’s plenty of space in the Dietz Street parking lot to accommodate the three-story Lofts On Dietz and its 66 artist studios and apartments, he knows what he’s talking about.
“I’ve walked the lot, starting in April, probably 20 times,” he said a couple of days after defending the project at a city Planning Commission meeting against two people who said the construction would take away too much parking.
Some days, he walked the Dietz Lot in the morning; sometimes, in the afternoon. Sometimes Mondays, sometimes Saturdays, sometimes mid-week.