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By higgicd (registered) | Posted January 20, 2015 at 18:43:35

A little side anecdote I cut from the already lengthy article - at the committee meeting I attended someone noted that there was one single surface parking lot left in downtown DC, right by the conference centre, and that next year it will be replaced with a Conrad hotel. Someone jokingly wondered aloud if someone would step in at the last minute and stall the project by getting the parking lot a heritage designation.

Seems that surface parking is going extinct in many cities. We can only dream of the day that occurs here as well.

Also, anyone remember the last time we had a comprehensive review of the city's zoning by-laws? I think its time for our own Green Code process. Like parking this is a bit mundane, but is the type of foundational thing that stands to truly get us 'rapid ready' and have a measurable impact on how we capitalize on the trends towards urbanizaiton that are occurring to revitalize our core.

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