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Parking Minimums Not Required in a Larger Section of Houston

The Houston Council voted yesterday to extend its market-base parking program.
July 18, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"[The] Houston City Council voted Wednesday to approve the extension of market-based parking from downtown into the East End and parts of Midtown," reports Leah Binkovitz.

For those unfamiliar with the term, "[m]arket-based parking exempts areas from the citywide parking minimums, allowing property owners to provide the number of off-street parking spaces 'they believe are necessary to service their customers,' according to the planning department," explains Binkovitz.

Binkovitz provides details of the political debate that surrounds parking reform, both in the context of Houston, but also in the national discussion launched to popularity by the work of Donald Shoup.

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Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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