Pothole Watch: Week 2

Goshen Plaza parking lot retains its far side of the moon curb appeal


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  • Photo: Erika Norton The same pothole was visible on Feb. 27.




  • Photo: Erika Norton The same potholes were visible on Feb. 27.








BY ERIKA NORTON

What’s brokenWeek 2 of Pothole Watch opens at the Goshen Plaza parking lot on Clowes Avenue with the same yawning craters and the same bumpy pavement.

"I hate to think how often my parents go to that CVS," wrote Sharon Harnett on The Chronicle's Facebook page in response to the Week 1 report. "I don't ever remember that shopping strip or parking lot being nice."

The deteriorating parking lot at the village’s only shopping center, which includes a CVS Pharmacy and several other businesses, is a perennial problem.

HistoryIn May 2015, Philip Adler and North American Properties purchased the Goshen Plaza for $7.85 million at auction, the second for the strip mall.

Goshen Plaza business owners have in the past complained that the pockmarked lot has driven away business.

In 2001, the Grand Union grocery store left the plaza, leaving the village without a supermarket to this day. CVS moved into that spot later.

When will it be fixed?In 2015, Adler and village Mayor Kyle Roddey said they planned to make the parking lot a priority. The parking lot saw some paving in September of that year, but the condition has deteriorated again.

Editor’s note: Pothole Watch will keep an eye on the situation with updates every week until the lot is repaved.






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