Architects Design Fix For New York's Retro Parking Requirements

The "9x18" design team (named after the dimensions of a standard parking space) has evaluated and reimagined New York's parking regulations so they reflect actual parking demand and support affordable housing goals.
July 30, 2014, 11am PDT | Todd Litman
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According to a colorful and detailed post by the Architizer editors, "a design team called '9x18' (after the dimensions of a regulation-size city parking space) has evaluated and reimagined current laws around parking tied to affordable housing. In doing so, the trio provides a comprehensive roadmap (literally) to what can change and how. Taking a particular East Harlem neighborhood as a case study, fellows Nathan Rich, Miriam Peterson, and Sagi Golan, supported by the Institute for Public Architecture, generated a set of recommendations and interventions for the city's current surface-level lots and the policy surrounding them."

"The trio set out to think of parking in these areas in a holistic way. Rather than defining rigid minimums and maximums based simply on the number of units in a building, "9x18" considered ways to share and manage parking, and reduce or eliminate minimum parking requirements. The result is a more efficient and rational way to optimize parking."

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Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Architizer
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