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San Diego Could Scrap Parking Requirements in 'Transit Priority Areas'

The mayor of San Diego has introduced a major parking reform initiative.
November 11, 2018, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed a set of reforms to the city’s parking requirements Friday, allowing the construction of housing projects without parking spaces as long as they’re within a half-mile of a planned or currently-existing transit stop," according to a news release published on the Fox 5 website.

"Currently, housing projects in San Diego require a minimum number of parking spaces attached to each housing unit built," according to the release.

"Should the city eventually codify the proposal, housing contractors could build housing units with no parking spaces as long as they are within what the city calls a “transit priority area,” defined in the San Diego Association of Governments’ 2050 Regional Transportation Plan as sitting within a half-mile of an existing or planned transit stop, with planned being the operative word since the transportation plan is designed to remain in use through 2050."

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Published on Friday, November 9, 2018 in Fox 5
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