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@ Herb Caudill
You state that parking minimums make housing "unaffordable" because the add $30 to 40K to condo prices. Developers sell the parking separately in DC however and it is not averaged into the condo unit prices. It is quite easy to look at average sale prices for buildings with and without parking and see the per-square-foot costs at sale are not appreciably different. If your claim was correct the buildings without parking should be selling for noticeably less and that is just not the case in DC. If you want to argue that developers have problems selling all the spaces they are required to install, then that would be a valid argument for reducing the size of the set aside but not eliminating it. And existing law allows for waivers of zoning requirements that severely impact the economic value of property so parking minimums can be waived now in justified cases. Also you argue parking minimums don't work, but absent the parking that does currently exist in DC BECAUSE of parking minimums we would have thousands of additional cars vying for street parking.

by dupontdem on Feb 16, 2013 1:18 pm • linkreport

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