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Lessons for Repurposing Surplus Parking

Stuck with millions of square feet of superfluous parking like the Cascadian communities we examined yesterday? Joyce Law offers seven examples of creative repurposing of parking lots and garages for active uses in New York City.

"Last week we looked at how New York’s parking minimums are losing relevancy in today’s urban landscape," says Law. "Today, we look at a few spots in New York City that have creatively repurposed under-utilized parking lots and garages into venues for dining, living and the performing arts."

Among other examples, Law spotlights a Brooklyn bar located in a formerly deteriorating three-car garage, an eight-story parking garage that has been transformed into luxury healthy homes, and The Park, "a former 10,000-square-foot taxi garage is known for its lush atmosphere and innovative food fare (banana wontons, anyone?)."

Full Story: Repurposed Parking Spaces and Garages in NYC: The Exley, Antique Garage, Barcade, The Park

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