Comment 23992

By nobrainer (registered) | Posted May 27, 2008 at 09:51:14

Gimme a break. Parking on empty lots is just about the worst thing you can do with downtown lots. Look at ALL the studies on what makes city centers successful -- street walls, store fronts, mixed use buildings, mixed streets (walking, cycling, transit and cars) etc...... A parking lot is a missing tooth, it sucks to walk past, it's ugly, it takes away a reason to come downtown in the first place. There's a reason why property owners aren't allowed to demolish buildings and put in parking lots (and I guess there's also a reason, only a different one why the city looks the other way when it happens anyway).

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