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Old 12-01-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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Here are some newish Seattle examples, generally buildings with micro units on smaller lots:

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6140...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6057...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6179...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6185...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6603...7i16384!8i8192
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I have never been there but Memphis would be a good guess. A distant cousin of mines went there and she said it reminded her of NYC and how it's not country which is interesting to me because NY'ers are usually the ones who say anything outside the 5 Boros is country, but being the she lives in Grayson GA now but is from Brooklyn, so any city with tall buildings and sidewalks would feel like NYC.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Meaning: buildings/houses with no driveways or garages.

In NYC, this is the norm in the entirety of Manhattan, and a good chunk of The Bronx and Brooklyn (pockets of Queens as well).

I'm a big fan of this because it's "pure urbanity" to me. My favorite NYC neighborhoods are all like this.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6829...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7015...7i13312!8i6656
Most of Philly is like that barring the more suburban NE and NW Philly. It actually causes a ton of disputes between neighbors. South Philly is particularly bad in this regard. I'm sure other cities have these problems as well, but the vast rowhouse, narrow street nature of Philly exacerbates the issue.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I grew up in an area like that. I don't really see the appeal. It wasn't much fun to circle around the neighborhood to find a parking spot 5 blocks away when coming home from a trip to the grocery store.
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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It’s not a problem if you don’t have a car.
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:57 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, there are places in Denver with no off-street parking. We lived in one such building.
I also lived in such a building in Pittsburgh; my daughter lived in same in St. Paul, MN.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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Albany NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6520...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6547...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6566...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6437...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6392...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

Troy NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7237...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7221...6!9m2!1b1!2i38
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Portland, OR. No off street parking or not enough parking, for the amount of units in the bldg. This is done intentionally to cut down on car ownership in these bldgs.

Portland is a very green city, and wants citizens to walk, ride a bike. The area particularly wants residents to take transit. Which there are quite a few ways, to get around besides a car.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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That's not what Portland is doing....they're simply allowing developers to choose how much parking to build. The developer wants to avoid the extra expense, but they also want to have enough so rents won't suffer.

Same in Seattle. If a new building has little or no parking, the equation between cost and rents apparently works out better that way. Of course a lot of older buildings have more parking, so that's always an option.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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I made a thread about this in the urban planning forum and it's insane how autocentric many posters are.

My point was not that all housing should be like this, but that it can work out really well in core urban neighborhoods. We have endless, I mean endless suburbia in the US already, why should the cores of major cities revolve around cars? That's just not good planning
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