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White Plains Adopts Valet Parking Law

The Journal News, by Richard Liebson, February 10, 2016

WHITE PLAINS - In 2005, when valet parking stations at the City Center and at least least eight other areas were causing confusion and congestion on several business district thoroughfares, Thomas Roach, then a member of the Common Council, called on the city to regulate valets... Fast forward to 2016. In response to a request from the City Center to re-establish the service that was suspended a few years ago, the Common Council, with Roach now presiding as mayor, unanimously approved a valet parking law on Feb. 1.

Downtown White Plains Transit District

Your voice counts in an exciting project to create a new vision for the Downtown White Plains Transit District, a major hub of excitement and activity for the City, County, and region!

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White Plains’ vacant storefronts become canvas for Purchase students

Westchester Business Journal, by Colleen Wilson, January 4, 2016

As part of a new White Plains Business Improvement District-sponsored program called Art in Vacant Spaces, design students at Purchase College and a poet combined forces to transform the look and feel of the empty glass panes in some of the busiest shopping corridors in the city.

Read the full article from The Westchester Business Journal.

In White Plains, New Places to Live and Linger

New York Times, by Ronda Kaysen, December 22, 2015

WHITE PLAINS — As rents in Brooklyn and Manhattan continue a relentless ascent, New Yorkers are searching farther afield for reasonably priced housing. A flurry of construction in White Plains suggests that the city is hoping to draw new residents into its suburban confines.

Read the full article from The New York Times.

The New Mobile Parking App For White Plains

The City of White Plains has introduced a new mobile parking payment application, ParkWhitePlains. This new app is replacing the previous mobile payment system, Pay-by-Phone. The ParkWhitePlains app will bring increased convenience and ease of use along with custom features developed for White Plains.


The City of White Plains Business Resource Guide

The City of White Plains new Business Resource Guide is intended to provide basic information to business and commercial property owners and to be used as a guide in the Building and Public Works permit application process. This Guide will explain when permits are required, discuss the information needed for filing, the types of permits issued and the plan review and construction inspection process.

Take the Next Step and Expand your Business Now!

Just Add One Westchester / Putnam

The 11 week "Just Add One" program with leading business experts begins January 14, 2016. Apply by December 15, 2015.

Weekly E-Newsletter Available Online

The WPBID's weekly e-newsletter, Discover White Plains, brings White Plains news and events to your inbox. We're now making our newsletters available to you online! Go to our Weekly E-Newsletter page and click the bottom image to view the latest newsletter.


White Plains Listed as One of the Best Places to Start a Business in New York

White Plains is listed as #6 in NerdWallet's "Best Places to Start a Business in New York".

"White Plains is the county seat of Westchester County, north of New York City. One of the top commercial centers in the area, White Plains boasts the largest population, 57,153, on our top 10 list, and the most businesses at 9,387. White Plains businesses are booming, bringing in average revenue of over $1.5 million per business annually. The White Plains Downtown Business Improvement District offers supplemental services to its members including marketing and promotion, aesthetic improvements, events and advocacy. The largest business organizations in the area are the Business Council of Westchester in Rye Brook and the Westchester County Association in White Plains. The city is also home to the Mid-Hudson area Entrepreneurial Assistance Program center at the Women’s Enterprise Development Center."