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Pittsford Residents Plan to Bank on PGA Parking

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Rochester: Pittsford Residents Plan to Bank on PGA Parking
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The PGA is days away and Oak Hill Country Club neighbors are already noticing the pick up in traffic, but instead of being inconvenienced, many residents are expecting to profit from the madness.

From neighbor to neighbor, yard to yard, the signage off East Avenue in Pittsford are not just about PGA but parking.

"We are asking people to reserve early," said Beth Garver, Pittsford.

Garver even started early, since last week she posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her yard as a great spot for PGA parking.

"We are capitalizing from the inconvenience," she said.

She lives on East Avenue and Kilbourn Road. Her house is four-tenths of a mile each way from Bills Camp at St. John Fisher and PGA at Oak Hill Country Club.

"If you pay in advance your price is $20 a day or a $110 for the week. If you don't, it will be whatever market rate is," said Garver.

For those that have been doing this a while, there can be a bit of a PGA parking war.
That's where rate varies based on neighboring competition.

"I've heard for weekly, anywhere from $225 to $250 and then daily, $40 to
$50. We'll just stay within that," said Pam Venuti.

Venuti has about eight spots between her driveway and her yard. She lives on Kilbourn road, less than a quarter of a mile away from an Oak Hill entrance.

"There's a chance to have garbage in my lawn, you never know," said Venuti.

Some on this road don't want to deal with the hassles of providing parking so they've put up signs to make that clear.

But others who have been doing this a while say there is money to be made. One resident said as much as $12,000, depending on yard space.

"Just because everyone's talking about it and that you really can make a lot of money," said Maura Baron.

For Baron, welcoming up to 40,000 people into the neighborhood each day can create an inconvenience. Still, it will hopefully pay off.

"We are looking at it as exciting and fun for right now," said Baron.

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