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But some people still need parking. DC has a pretty good transit network (very good by American standards), but transit does not go everywhere, and it cannot serve everyone. However, I think it can serve enough people such that the existing parking minimum ought to be lowered.

I'm still not following that reasoning: Eliminating the minimum parking requirement does not mean that we won't still build parking. We will. I'll bet we'll build lots of it.

The difference is that parking will no longer be a requirement, but rather an option. Each developer will be able to do their own cost/benefit analysis about whether the extra cost (and those extra costs are substantial) is worth it. Each home buyer/renter will do the math on how much they're willing to pay for that parking space.

Eliminating parking minimums means one thing: That the market for parking is better at deciding how much we need than the zoning code is.

by Alex B. on Jan 10, 2013 4:43 pm • linkreport

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