Closing Loopholes in NYC Parking Reforms

New York City already has low parking maximums in place in much of Manhattan, but those maximums are riddled with loopholes. A set of reforms being developed by the Department of City Planning would tighten those regulations further.

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October 29, 2011, 1:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


Noah Kazis reports that parking maximums put in place in 1982 were a great leap forward, but are still riddled with loopholes:

"Special permits allow developers to skirt parking maximums, and parking minimums still impede the construction of affordable housing. Now, the Department of City Planning is undertaking a major rewrite of the Manhattan core parking regulations that could address these and other shortcomings."

"According to parking policy experts, DCP's Manhattan core proposal, as it appears in these documents, would be a significant improvement over the status quo, tightening the restrictions on parking and eliminating major loopholes and incentives that lead to parking construction."

Thanks to Noah Kazis

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