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Parking Requirements

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.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
June 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Local governments have more tools than money to relieve some of the economic experience experienced by residents and businesses as the economic effects of the novel coronavirus linger just as long as the public health crisis it causes.
Code Studio
June 3, 2020, 9am PDT
The processes of clearing land, building foundations, and making space for parking are three of the most expensive components of the construction process. Zoning can help reduce the costs to deliver more affordable housing supply.
Brookings
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont included an historic measure in a May 10 executive order: statewide suspension of parking minimums to facilitate outdoor activities.
Governor Ned Lamont
February 11, 2020, 12pm PST
An onion piece published by D Magazine makes an argument for less burdensome parking requirements as a way to deliver more affordable housing options in Dallas' housing stock.
D Magazine
October 22, 2019, 8am PDT
The benefits of equitable mobility policy will extend to equitable housing outcomes, according to this article published by Sidewalk Labs.
Sidewalk Talk
October 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The California Coastal Commission could have overturned part of San Diego's ambitious parking reform policy approved earlier this year, and would have if commission staff had won their arguments.
Streetsblog California
October 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved a new Advisory Notice regarding above grade parking, in the hopes of limiting the massive parking podiums proliferating around the city.
Urbanize Los Angeles
October 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The difference between a proposed RM2 zoning designation with off-street parking requirements, versus with the parking requirements is massive, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
October 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Fairfax County, Virginia is considering a change to its parking requirements that would lower the number of parking spots at large malls like Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
Tysons Reporter
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette