Parking garage alternatives ignored

St. John officials ignored several letters proposing a pay-for-parking facility that could be developed b y private interests.  Robert Pfriender, founder of Allied International Development Ltd., told News of  St John
a "secure, fully-automated facility … or a full-service garage
staffed 24/7" were both possible, and preferable to what’s now set for
construction.

"The current plan is least likely to succeed," said the founder of
the Long Island real estate development and construction management
firm.  "It would not be staffed 24/7, so either it has to close early
or there will be crime problems after dark."  Pfriender said he also
urged officials to create a master plan for the downtown and Creek area.

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