Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Good Luck With That

As I regularly point out, it's illegal to build the urban hellhole even in the urban hellhole. While most older housing stock has no off-street parking, developers are usually forced by a combination of zoning boards and neighborhood group pressure to add it to new development. Off-street parking is an amenity some people want. I'm not against it ever being provided, though I am against curb cuts and front garages for street level dwellings.

But when someone proposes 50 housing units without parking, I say good luck with that. And I mean it! But I'd bet against it ever happening.

The position of people who demand parking is basically "I get my free on street parking spot but newer residents don't."