Smart Parking

A comparison of Brainerd, Minnesota's downtown parking and that of the planned town of Celebration, Florida shows what a big difference a parking plan can make.

Charles Mahrown writes, "...unlike nearly every other small town, Celebration is both high density (by small town standards) and desirable to live in. So Celebration makes efficient use of their infrastructure and uses the urban form of the community to increase property values within. For small towns that are devolving under auto-oriented zoning codes while also financially struggling to maintain their underutilized infrastructure, Celebration presents a radical alternative.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the location of parking."

Pictures at Strong Towns Blog tell the story better than words.

Full Story: Getting a higher ROI from parking

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