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The building will have 226 parking spaces for the 273 apartments (which will range from studios to 3-bedroom units) plus the retail.

I know the current rage is reduce or eliminate so-called "parking minimums" with the idea that not providing parking will somehow "discourage car ownership" and make existing cars magically disappear.

And maybe this new project will attract mainly people who don't drive (fat chance). But what about the effect on the surrounding area? What about visitors? And in the case of retail, what about customers?

Maybe it is an old-fashioned ("a 1960's way of thinking" as some say) to have developers provide off-street parking for their tenants and visitors but unless prospective tenants at this project will be required to sign a promise to neither buy a car nor associate or do busniness with anyone who drives, not providing adequate off-street parking is simply ignoring reality.

by ceefer66 on Feb 26, 2013 3:18 pm • linkreport

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