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Parking Lots

January 23, 2019, 6am PST
Housing advocates still expect controversies over the loss of parking to make room for thousands of affordable housing units.
CBC
December 5, 2018, 5am PST
On what is arguably a peak parking day, parking lots around the country still had plenty of space.
CityLab
July 26, 2018, 7am PDT
One unclear illustration almost reaped a $1 million reward for the Illitch family, owners of the Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
June 29, 2018, 9am PDT
An idea that began with a group of parents looking for a place for their kids to play will become a reality.
Greater Greater Washington
November 19, 2017, 9am PST
It's an idea that has already had some success in Philadelphia: give developers a tax abatement on projects that achieve some desired end, in this case fewer surface parking lots.
The Spokesman-Review
July 22, 2017, 9am PDT
A car spends 95 percent of the time parked, and only 5 percent of its time in use. The huge amount of space that system requires is made "intuitively and accessibly" comparable by the What the Street project.
Fast Company
June 30, 2017, 10am PDT
The popularity of the Gold Line extension in the San Gabriel Valley to the east of Pasadena requires a new approach to parking. It's hoped that parking fees will decrease demand for parking at stations along the route without affecting ridership.
KPCC
April 25, 2017, 8am PDT
Parking lots at MARTA stations have been filling up quickly as Atlantans adjust to their commutes without I-85, after the major freeway collapsed earlier this week.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2017, 8am PDT
It's every Shoupista's favorite day of the year.
Streetsblog USA
March 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Pacific Plaza is the first of four new parks planned for Downtown Dallas.
Dallas News
March 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
Streetsblog is at it again with its annual "Parking Madness" tournament.
Streetsblog USA
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
Chicago Cityscape
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
The Guardian
September 24, 2016, 9am PDT
Recent development controversies in New York City inspired one writer to set some priorities.
The New York Times
July 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
They're not as cute as R2D2, but they have better intentions than a Cylon. Welcome our new robot parking attendants.
Fusion
May 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Good news: Metro Los Angeles will open the long-awaited Expo Line extension, connecting Santa Monica and the the beach to Downtown Los Angeles, this weekend. Bad news: the public waited until now to worry about the parking around new stations.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
April 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reformed parking regulations will improve the quality of urban environments. They might even allow to once again construct building types we appreciate only in older cities, but could never imagine building with today’s parking requirements.
Gerhard Mayer
March 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Fed up with all the extra space parked cars occupy, residents of Munich have turned to affordable housing built over already-existing parking lots. The wood-frame structures will be prefabricated and assembled quickly.
CityLab
February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
Quartz
September 23, 2015, 6am PDT
Chicago's sale of three city-owned parking lots demonstrates how selling underused land for the purposes of transit-oriented development can benefit people and government.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector