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Old 09-19-2017, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The legislation would create the ‘Buckhead Parking Overlay District’. Within its boundary, which captures Peachtree Road and high-density environs between I-85 and the city limit, the maximum number of parking spaces per category (retail, office, lodging, and residential) will be reduced to those allowed in downtown Atlanta.

“Current zoning allows “suburban-style” parking allowances which are out of date,” said Councilmember Adrean. “It is time to address the preponderance of development impacting our neighborhoods with car centric destinations. Neighborhood representatives grimly understand that development rights cannot be taken away, but that doesn’t apply to the number of parking spaces that directly contribute to our congestion problem.”
Atlanta City Council, GA : Press Releases
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: In your feelings
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That's a surprisingly forward-thinking proposal for Buckhead.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:38 PM
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So they will tell developers that they can't build parking spaces?

I wonder whether this is government overreach or a roundabout way to try to stop development. Given that these are Buckhead representatives and they talk about evaporation of road capacity, I suspect its more of the latter. They seem to want to stop further densification and development while framing it in a different way.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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I like this part:

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“Our legislation is an attempt to stop trying to fit a fifth quart in a gallon jar.’”
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So they will tell developers that they can't build parking spaces?

I wonder whether this is government overreach or a roundabout way to try to stop development. Given that these are Buckhead representatives and they talk about evaporation of road capacity, I suspect its more of the latter. They seem to want to stop further densification and development while framing it in a different way.
Building too much, cheap parking is what is causing the evaporation of road capacity. By 'right-sizing' the number of parking spaces, it'll take into account visitors, employees, residents who are using alternative transportation.
Nowhere from that PR release did I get the sense they are trying to sop further densification and development, which would make their districts stagnant.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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It's about durn time.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:12 PM
 
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I wonder if existing buildings with the higher parking spaces are filled on most days?
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I wonder if existing buildings with the higher parking spaces are filled on most days?
My 20-story office tower in Buckhead has a 9-story separate parking deck, and it's usually utilized at near full capacity during the work week. If you get in late you have to park on the roof.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:02 PM
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Building too much, cheap parking is what is causing the evaporation of road capacity. By 'right-sizing' the number of parking spaces, it'll take into account visitors, employees, residents who are using alternative transportation.
Nowhere from that PR release did I get the sense they are trying to sop further densification and development, which would make their districts stagnant.
No, its bringing in too many people with a limited road capacity.

I do agree that businesses should not be subsidizing parking in office buildings. Its a hidden cost when the employees have free parking, tilting the equation on driving vs. transit in favor of driving.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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No, its bringing in too many people with a limited road capacity.

I do agree that businesses should not be subsidizing parking in office buildings. Its a hidden cost when the employees have free parking, tilting the equation on driving vs. transit in favor of driving.
So just stop building?
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