Oct. 29, 2007 at 10:08pm
Forcing a suburban building code in downtown Tacoma has been disasterous for the streetscapeHere is an example of how Tacoma's off-street parking requirements have been a disaster for downtown Tacoma. Here is an empty parking lot by Drakes left when a historical building was knocked down.
Everyone can agree that a three story building with retail on the first floor should be placed in the space. Yet, Tacoma's off street parking requirement forbids this. Thus, visitors to downtown are greeted with a downtown pocked with blightful surface level parking lots like this. Not very attractive.
See also entry on Exit 133.
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by NineInchNachos on 10/29/2007 @ 11:05pm
|Tacoma's parking regulations are WAC. The Tacoma City Council needs to totally update these to join like the 21st century.|
by Erik on 11/16/2007 @ 9:46pm
|It will a close issue on the parking issue discussions/
Will downtown Tacoma be pocked with empty lots and be low density and economically exclusive or will it allow empty lots to be filled with mixed income buildings where people are able to choose how much parking, if any, they wish to buy.
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