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Parking Requirements

3 days ago
Two options for significant parking reforms are under consideration in St. Paul. The City Council could decide to eliminate parking requirements entirely as soon as this summer.
Pioneer Press
4 days ago
Dallas is amidst a process for electing a new City Council, and one local writer sees the transition as an opportunity to present an ambitious agenda for also overhauling the city's local dining scene.
Dallas Observer
May 6, 2021, 9am PDT
The bill's author and housing advocates argue that easing parking requirements would ease the state's affordable housing crisis and promote the state's climate goals.
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2021, 8am PDT
The nonprofit developer of a transitional housing project in Dorchester, Massachusetts argues that most residents of the proposed project won't own cars, but neighbors worry the added density will put a strain on local parking.
Universal Hub
April 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The vision proposed by the groundbreaking Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan is taking shape as zoning amendments move toward adoption.
The Minnesota Daily
April 16, 2021, 8am PDT
A Terner Center for Housing Innovation at U.C. Berkeley analysis predicts that statewide parking reform, as proposed in Assembly Bill 1401, would have a significant impact on the cost of developing residential and commercial buildings in California.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
April 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
New research quantifies the effect of parking reforms implemented by the city of Buffalo in 2017.
Sidewalk Talk
March 18, 2021, 7am PDT
Dallas has launched an effort to reform its "burdensome" parking policies, which have been left largely in the hands of local development districts.
D Magazine
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 27, 2021, 8am PST
Berkeley is the second city in Northern California to approve landmark zoning reforms so far in 2021.
Streetsblog USA
January 20, 2021, 7am PST
The "Atlanta City Design: Housing" initiative is one of the most ambitious planning reform efforts of any large U.S. city, but it's just getting started.
City Monitor
January 11, 2021, 9am PST
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
Sightline
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 6am PST
Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.
Todd Litman
December 15, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Oregon made planning history in 2019 by adopting House Bill 2001, paving the way for the state to preempt local exclusionary zoning laws. Now, over a year later, the state land use board has decided how to implement that goal.
Sightline Institute
December 2, 2020, 11am PST
Seattle is one of the U.S. cities shrinking minimum parking requirements to allow for denser, more affordable development near transit.
Transfers Magazine
November 27, 2020, 5am PST
For years, Strong Towns readers have been pointing out the vast empty parking lots on the busiest shopping day of the year as evidence of poor land use regulations. Now the #iwishthisparkingwas hashtag imagines a different future.
Strong Towns
October 26, 2020, 8am PDT
The cost of parking won't be passed down to residents at a newly approved multi-family residential development in Charlotte.
Charlotte Observer
October 26, 2020, 6am PDT
One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Philadelphia is increasing parking requirements and limiting building heights at all costs.
WHYY
August 5, 2020, 10am PDT
An affordable housing project requested a waiver of parking requirements to build 36 deeply affordable housing units in Denver. A local neighborhood organization's opposition to the waiver won the day.
Denverite
August 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The parking reform movement continues its march across the continent.
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