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The most popular home upgrades this year have all been about making the space you already have larger

“It’s a lifesaver for us,” they said. The most popular home upgrades this year have all been about making the space you already have larger.

Homeowners are coming up with innovative new ways to use their rooms, avoiding significant renovations and the rigors of a competitive real estate market.

According to a recent Zillow survey, adding extra usable space to a home is one of the top objectives for homeowners in the year 2022. The most popular project, according to 31% of respondents, was adding more office space or upgrading current office space. Another common option (23 percent) was to create more living space by renovating an attic or basement and converting it into a living area (21 percent ).

“Homeowners want to make the most of their space and create productive square feet more than ever before,” says David Steckel, a housing expert on Thumbtack.

These upgrades may not only provide a property extra living space, but they may also bring in more money. Finished basements and auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs) with their own entrances can be rented out for a long or short period of time on services such as Airbnb to make the owners additional money. Get up to $5000 with Oak Park Financial today!

People who own their own homes make the most of their available space.

Jeff Neal was irritated because his three children were playing in practically every room of the house while the family was under quarantine due to a pandemic. “It was driving me mad,” he says.

He hired a contractor to renovate his unfinished basement, adding more storage and rubber gym mats to keep the floor safe for the kids, who now had a place to play inside. He came up with the notion of converting the basement into a usable space.

Neal and many other homeowners have quite different wants for their living space as a result of the epidemic. For some, this means purchasing and relocating into a larger home, or constructing an expensive addition to their current residence. Others will make smaller alterations, such as renovating unfinished areas of their home or constructing an auxiliary dwelling unit (ADU) or a storage shed in the backyard to increase living space.

“Instead of competing in all of these hot real estate markets,” Jeremy Nova, co-founder and creative director of Studio Shed, a firm that manufactures prefabricated backyard buildings, says, “people are coming up with inventive ways to use their properties more completely.”

Instead of buying a new house, you might save money by upgrading an existing room in your home. According to Steckel, finishing touches for a basement that needed cosmetic work might be added for as little as $35 per square foot. A simple renovation could cost between $80 and $100 per square foot. A thorough renovation, including structural improvements, might cost more than $150 per square foot.

However, if insulation, flooring, or drywall have already been built, the cost of converting an attic into a living space may be higher. Steckel estimates that installing a bathroom to an attic will cost around $300 per square foot on average.

Brooke Grassley opted to finish her basement because the housing market in Joliet, Illinois, is so competitive. She and her husband understood after looking at the homes in the region that not only would they have to spend more money to buy a larger home, but they would also have to spend money to make it match their needs. When they learned this, they needed to consider where they could live. They could have made adjustments to the basement instead of seeking for alternative methods to gain additional space for their money.

New venues are designed with adaptability in mind from the start.

Homeowners desire to create rooms that can be utilized for a variety of purposes and discover new applications for unused portions of their homes.

When the outbreak began in 2020, Bill and Jessica Capece were already looking for a larger location to reside. One of their needs was that the room could be utilized for more than one purpose, such as a hangout, a place for the in-laws to live, or a rental area for Jessica, a brand expert on QVC.

They couldn’t find the ideal house for them, so they opted to fix up their basement instead in the summer of 2020. Capece, who lives near Philadelphia, adds, “We now have all of these possibilities in a region that has always appreciated in value, even throughout the most recent crisis.”

Because more and more people prefer multi-purpose homes, more and more homeowners are going to their backyards to expand their living area without having to change the way their homes are designed.

ADUs can be basic one-room studios or functioning flats with a bathroom and a kitchenette. ADUs are growing more popular since they can be used for a variety of purposes. You can use them as a separate home office, a school learning pod, an art studio, a guest house, or (if the rules in your area allow it) as an income-generating rental unit.

“I think it’s one of the wonderful aspects and things that make it attractive,” Nova says, and she agrees. “It’s a practical addition that may be made to a house.”

David Angotti, the CEO of Hawaiianislands.com, built an auxiliary dwelling unit (ADU) in his backyard two years ago to maximize storage space. Due to the disease and the fact that his entire family had to begin working from home, Angotti immediately converted a storage room in the back of the house into an office because the main house had gotten too congested. “It’s been a lifesaver for both our sanity and productivity,” Angotti says.

The cost of an auxiliary dwelling unit (ADU) varies greatly based on its size, the features and level of completeness desired by the homeowner, and the amount of labor required. A one-room studio apartment may cost as little as $30,000, while an entire house may cost as much as $250,000. Nova believes that costs between $300 and $400 per square foot would be reasonable in most large cities.

Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about expanding your home.

Assume you want to finish your basement, attic, or add an auxiliary dwelling unit (ADU), or all three. In this instance, the first thing you should do is contact the local building permits department to find out what types of improvements are legal and what permits you will need. A single phone call could prevent many problems from occurring in the future.

The next stage is to assess your current space and determine how much more space you will require to suit your needs. You shouldn’t feel awful if you don’t have much working space. Bigger isn’t always better. “It’s remarkable how meaningful a small space can be,” Nova adds.

Look for the proper designers and builders to assist you make your plans come true once you’ve determined how you want to make the most of your space, whether you want to add on to it or change it. The sound staff can assist you in obtaining licenses, purchasing materials, and ensuring that the job is completed correctly. Find the proper designers and builders to assist you make the most of your space once you’ve decided how to maximize it.

“Accept that you may not know everything about something,” says Steckel. Find an experienced specialist who wants to help you finish your project and can offer you guidance and support as you work toward your goals.

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Opening of 1,200 additional parking spaces in the city center thanks to APSU, in support of the F&M Bank Arena

CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Construction of two parking garages will begin soon, adding more than 1,300 new spaces to downtown Clarksville. While these projects are underway, parking may be an issue downtown for a few months after the 6,000 capacity F&M Bank Arena opens.

Local authorities are working to relieve parking while continuing to promote their commercial redevelopment districts. The latest move, courtesy of Austin Peay State University, will free up an additional 1,200 surface parking spaces within walking distance of the arena, for a total of 2,700 spaces.

What is a redevelopment district?

“Redevelopment districts are strategic areas within the city or county that are obviously not at their most invested use, and there’s usually a reason they don’t grow naturally,” Buck Dellinger, president and chief economic development officer of Clarksville-Montgomery Council county, said this week in a Clarksville’s Conversation podcast.

He noted that the reason these areas might not develop could be a structural problem or a lack of population density. In the case of downtown Clarksville, nearly half of the area is floodplain.

In order to attract business to these sites, a TIF (tax increase financing) district can be created to incentivize businesses to develop the land. Incentives could include repairing infrastructure or even expanding parking.

Dellinger explained that the goal of economic redevelopment districts is to attract more businesses that benefit from the tax base. He said parking is part of those local projects, but downtown is maximized on surface parking.

“Structured parking is kind of the key to that. Otherwise we just have a lot of parking lots and not a lot of development,” he said.

Left to right, Katie Gambill, Buck Dellinger and Charlie Koon.

Parking plans

“We have three elements to support downtown parking for the F&M Bank Arena. Two structured garages and the Austin Peay surface parking lot that are all around College Street, Main Street and Franklin Street,” Dellinger said.

The parking lot in front of the F&M Bank Arena is expected to be completed in the winter of 2023-24, approximately six months after the arena opens. The project is supervised by the EDC and is expected to provide 720 additional parking spaces.

A rendering of the planned Riverview Square, between Riverview Inn and the F&M Bank Arena, showing the new state-funded car park. (Contributed)

Another parking lot is being built behind the Roxy Regional Theater which will add approximately 580 spaces. This project is under the umbrella of the City of Clarksville and will connect to the existing Cumberland parking garage next door, according to Dellinger. Once construction is complete, approximately 800 places will be available.

In addition to the parking garages, the APSU will allow visitors to use their surface parking spaces during major events in the arenas. “What we’re looking at is 1,200 surface parking spaces,” Dellinger said.

From a certain point of view, this should meet the immediate needs. “We had consultants work out how many parking spots you need for a 5,500-seat arena, and it was around 1,250.”

But Dellinger said that figure does not include parking the additional 300 people who will work in the arena during an event. Plus, there are all the other downtown retail and food outlets that will require parking.

Total of 2,700 places to come

Ultimately, approximately 2,700 spaces will be available for the arena and other downtown visitors between the parking lots and APSU spaces:

  • Square Riverview parking lot (to be built): 720 spaces
  • Roxy/First Street parking lot (to be built): 580 spaces
  • Cumberland parking lot: 220 spaces
  • APSU surface car parks: 1,200 spaces

But with the F&M Bank Arena hosting its first event in July 2023, six months before the parking lots open, there will be some initial parking issues.

“If there is a sold-out event, it would be at capacity,” Dellinger said at an EDC meeting earlier this month.

A worst-case scenario could include an event in which there is a sold-out event at both the arena and the Roxy Regional Theater, resulting in parking congestion. But Dellinger explained that preparing for these kinds of situations, such as building 5,000 parking spaces for example, is ultimately not worth the cost.

“If that happens, then we will find out. Otherwise you kind of overbuild,” he said in the podcast. “By the way, the cost of a structured parking spot is around $15,000 to $20,000 per spot. So (if) you’re building over 100 seats for this event every five years, that’s a lot of money.

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Kalispell Council assesses car park plan ahead of votes


Kalispell City Council discussed details of plans for a downtown car park during its Monday business session in preparation for several scheduled votes on the project at its next meeting on October 3.

The city is seeking to enter into agreements with Montana Development Partners to convert a parking lot at First Street West and First Avenue West into a parking lot with commercial space. The project also includes multi-family housing.

The project grew out of a city request for proposals to redevelop the parking lot, and another city-owned lot on Main Street is now planned for the Charles Hotel to be built by the same developer.

Councilors asked several questions about the number of parking spaces and the management of the parking garage which should be private. Some also took the time to express their general thoughts on the project.

Councilor Ryan Hunter again raised concerns about parking, but said the more recent addition of a housing element is a ‘better proposition’.

“I object to the use of municipal tax funding to pay for the parking structure,” he said. “We give free municipal land to developers. The developer does not need this incentive to commit to this project.

Councilor Sid Daoud spoke in favor of the project.

“I’m 100 per cent in favor of meeting our parking needs, but it’s also great to meet some of our housing needs,” he said.

Mayor Mark Johnson said the city could sell the parking lots and get about $800,000 for the sale of the two, but would then have no control over how those lots might be developed. As proposed, the parking garage and hotel project are expected to generate $800,000 per year in tax dollars.

“We take two lands which [as parking lots] costs taxpayers money and actually something that generates a significant amount of revenue,” he said.

The company plans to build a garage with approximately 240 parking spaces as well as 6,200 square feet of retail and office space at First and First. The public car park will be entirely financed and built by the promoter.

In exchange, the city offers to reimburse the developer for the construction of the public parking lot from the tax increase financing funds generated by the Charles Hotel and the development of the parking lot.

The parking component of the project is estimated at $9.2 million. The parking garage will be owned and operated by the developer, but leased to the city.

REPRESENTING Montana Development Partners, Bill Goldberg said the parking lot alone is a good project for downtown Kalispell. The addition of the 78 multi-family units has made it even better by giving people the opportunity to live and work downtown. It also offers the possibility of greater housing density downtown, he said.

“I think you’re going to see more people looking at the downtown development opportunity as a result,” Goldberg said. “It’s the kind of activity that begets other activity. Seeing the continued development, they’ll say it’s time to do something.

City Manager Doug Russell described some of the project’s benefits to the city. Since the parking garage will be privately developed and owned, the development risk as well as the burden of maintaining and operating the garage will be placed on the developer. The parking garage also adds 130 parking spaces to downtown, and the hotel and parking garage will generate new taxes for the city, he noted.

“This is a project that respects the city’s downtown plans and stems from many efforts to revitalize the downtown core,” he said. “It comes from years of inner city groups saying we have to do something. This is an urban renewal project for the city center.

The Charles parking lot and hotel are estimated to represent a $75 million investment in Kalispell, the city notes.

DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS, a few people expressed concerns about the project.

Cassidy Kipp of the Community Action Partnership of Northwestern Montana, which operates out of a building on Main Street, expressed concern about the area’s sufficient parking space. She pointed out that the nonprofit has 48 employees and also needs parking for the clients it serves.

John Barr, owner of the Kalispell Grand Hotel, told the Council he was happy to see a new hotel coming to the city centre, saying it would benefit the whole business community. But he wondered if there would be enough parking spaces in the garage after including the accommodations added to the project and some of the parking spaces reserved for use by the Charles Hotel.

“There must be parking for all downtown business customers,” he said. “No one will invest downtown if there is no parking. It is very important for the way the city center will develop over the next decades.

FINALLY, COUNCIL will have to approve the public parking lot development agreement, the public parking structure rental agreement and the purchase and sale agreements for the transfer of the lots from the city to the developer.

The project also includes an application for a conditional use permit, which will need to be approved by council, for the parking structure and for an additional height of more than 60 feet for the building. The city has no height limit, but any building over 60 feet requires a CUP.

It is proposed that the parking garage be eight stories or approximately 88 feet high.

Managing Editor Heidi Desch can be reached at 758-4421 or [email protected]

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Dangerous parking structures put students at risk | Opinion






(Kezia Santoso/Daily Titan)


Cal State Fullerton is working to transform the university from a suburban schoolhouse to a residential campus in hopes of bolstering the campus experience, but it should instead refocus its efforts on safer parking for its overwhelming number of suburban students.

According to the CSUF Master Plan, the vision is to increase student housing and amenities provided on campus, as well as consider student suggestions for off-campus housing within walking distance to reduce automobile dependency . Ultimately, one of the reasons for the change is to increase registrations.

The problem remains that CSUF has a higher commuter student population than its residential presence. The university should accept CSUF status as a commuter school and work to create a better space for commuters.

Commuting is financially ideal, and one of CSUF’s selling points to its students is that many of them live within driving distance. For those who don’t, many would rather spend the money on an off-campus apartment or house.

As of June 2022, over 90% of students live off campus. CSUF has been heavily populated with commuting students since classes began in 1959. The university experimented with low-occupancy residence halls in the 1960s, but student interest was low. The university’s first major halls of residence complex was not opened until 1988.

Although CSUF has long been a commuter school, the university recently completed construction of new on-campus residential housing in what was once parking lot E.

The drive to turn CSUF into a residential campus completely ignores the well-being of commuters.

Despite increasing CSUF enrollment over the years, their master plan shows 2 later proposed parking structures, as well as the second Eastside parking structure added in 2021.

Yet this is still not enough to accommodate CSUF commuters. Lack of parking places forces students to rush through structures for a chance to get the first free spot they see and because of this, accidents happen easily.

Captain Scot Willey of University Police said that between mid-August and the second week of September this year there was one unparked hit-and-run and 22 parked hit-and-runs. According to data from the CSUF Police Department’s Fall 2019 Report, there were 47 hit-and-runs from parked vehicles in campus parking lots and structures and nine hit-and-runs from unparked vehicles.

In an area full of busy students, it’s no surprise that accidents are a recurring problem, putting student safety at risk. The CSUF should consider the student commuter population to ensure learner driver safety.

Young drivers tend to run through structures, and while they should be held accountable, the CSUF should create an environment where it reduces accidents that occur in campus parking structures. The university has been around for over 60 years and relying on students to simply “drive better” hasn’t worked. It is time for the university to intervene and find a solution.

Prioritizing the construction of parking structures with wider lanes will create adequate spacing for cars of different sizes. Placing circular convex safety mirrors in the corners so people turning can see oncoming cars and adding proper lighting are steps the university can spend its time and resources on to make parking structures safer for students on the shuttle.

The university should come to terms with the fact that CSUF is a commuter school and will remain so, as evidenced by trends over the years. Taking steps to improve the current situation, rather than creating something new for more problems to arise, is a better option.

Alexander Alvarado contributed to this story.

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Demolition has begun on the vacant Quincy parking lot

QUINCY (WGEM) – A struggling Quincy parking lot is finally falling.

The parking lot next to 5th and Jersey Street began demolishing on Monday, September 26.

Construction workers said they were taking safety precautions as they continued their work.

“We fenced off the whole area and put plywood on some of the roofs so nothing would fall or go on the roofs and stuff like that. If we block the road, we have to put a truck on the road to block incoming traffic,” said demolition foreman Ron Henkey.

In March of this year, the car park partially collapsed due to stress on the structure’s beams.

Businesses in the area take note that this demolition will continue for the next 2-3 weeks.

“We’re a bit concerned that Quincy patrons or residents are getting a little too curious and maybe getting a little too close,” said Amanda Griesbaum, deputy director of the Quincy Public Library. “They have the fence which is fantastic, but we’re humans and we tend to walk around sometimes so that’s just a bit of our concern, people get a little too close to see what’s going on. .”

Griesbaum, like other library workers, said he saw people camping in the unstable parking lot.

“We have a lot of homeless clients or insecure housing clients, who would pass through or maybe even stay there. I’m excited and happy that they’re doing something to make it safer for the community,” Griesbaum said.

Henkey said drivers did not need to alter their routes during the demolition. He adds that the roads could be blocked but will still allow drivers to pass.

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Virginia Avenue parking lot remains open despite structural issues | Higher Education

The Virginia Avenue parking lot remains open to traffic as MU officials scramble to complete potentially up to $16 million in repairs to the 20-year-old structure.

MU is currently working with three different engineering firms to determine what repairs will be made to the six-story garage, which was built in 2002 in the middle of campus and contains hundreds of vehicles.



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Back to basics: parking security

Back to Basics is a series of articles highlighting important, but perhaps overlooked, information that security professionals should know.

Security professionals whose facilities include parking garages should take steps to increase the security of these structures, which have their own unique challenges. These multi-level structures with ramps are often made of concrete, but some are made of structural steel. Many busy facilities have parking garages because more vehicles can be accommodated in a specific square footage than in surface parking.

Parking garages can be found in a variety of settings, including:

  • Educational – mostly colleges and universities
  • Health care — large hospitals
  • Entertainment – large sports arenas, convention centers and resort casinos
  • Businesses: shopping malls, office complexes, city centers and town centers
  • Public transport – close to airports, as well as major train, metro and bus lines

Parking garages present more safety and security issues than surface parking lots because they:

  • Are partially or fully enclosed making it easier for criminals to hide as it is harder for people to see all areas of the garage;
  • Have ramps that allow vehicles to move between floors, which means vehicles have more blind spots and could more easily hit pedestrians;
  • Usually feature unique design elements such as lobbies, stairwells, elevators, and restrooms; and
  • Require appropriate access control for pedestrians and vehicles.

Ways security professionals can increase security

It is important for security professionals to consider past issues in the specific parking garages in which they work and use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to find possible solutions.

Additionally, security professionals should consider items that can be changed to increase security, including making sure the garage and surrounding area is properly maintained by cleaning up graffiti and trash. They should also review the following and work with facility management as necessary. The United States Whole Building Design Guide has several recommendations for parking garages, including the following

  1. Lighting is important for pedestrians and vehicles. Security professionals must therefore ensure that there are no dark areas where someone could hide by quickly replacing any burned out lights. They should also make the lighting vandal-resistant and easy to maintain. To save money and energy, security should consider following lighting designated by the Federal Energy Management Program.
  2. Signs and graphics such as direction, information and exit signs are needed for pedestrians and vehicles. This signage should include security cameras in use (if applicable), accessible parking, fire lanes, no parking zones, crosswalks and stop signs. Security professionals should also consider installing colored signs on concrete pillars so visitors know the garage name, level number, and row number. Additionally, signs should encourage visitors to take photos with their cell phones so they can easily find their vehicles. This is important to minimize the time visitors spend walking through garages so they are less vulnerable to attackers.
  3. Panic buttons and emergency phones should call the security office or local law enforcement. Security professionals should be able to determine which button was pressed and where the visitor is and should consider an emergency blue light system. Read about it in “Back to Basics: Comparing One-Way and Two-Way Emergency Communication Devices” at Total Security Advisor.
  4. Video and audio monitoring is an expensive option, but can be important for responding to real-time emergencies and reviewing footage. Security should install cameras in lobbies, elevators and stairwells. If the establishment has pay stations, where cash and credit cards are accepted, at each level and/or at the exit doors, security should also ensure that there is appropriate camera coverage for them. To learn more, read “10 Ways Security Professionals Should Use Security Cameras” at Total Security Advisor.
  5. It is important that security personnel be present in high-risk facilities. Uniformed security can drive around garage levels or walk around the garage to help deter crime. To learn more about security uniforms, read “Back to Basics: 5 Types of Uniform Styles for Security Professionals” on Total Security Advisor.
  6. Access control should be provided by using security booths and traffic control barriers to manage vehicular and pedestrian access. Security should use fencing to prevent access to dark places (such as under the stairs) where someone may be hiding, and consider having appropriate access control measures to prevent access to areas of storage, security and utilities. To learn more about access control, read “Back to Basics: Increasing Security with Stronger Physical Access Control” at Total Security Advisor.

Security professionals should do whatever it takes to increase the safety and security of those using parking garages on their properties.

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Council reviews agreements for parking plan


Agreements for a proposed conversion of city land into parking and housing are under discussion at the Kalispell City Council business session on Monday.

Last month, the city council authorized city staff to negotiate a development agreement and lease agreement with Montana Development Partners for the parking lot at First Street West and First Avenue West. The project grew out of a city-issued request for proposals to develop the land with the associated Charles Hotel project planned for another city-owned land on Main Street.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East.

The partners submitted a plan to the city to convert the land at First and First into a parking garage with approximately 240 parking spaces, 78 multi-family housing units and 6,200 square feet of commercial space for retail use and Office.

On Monday, council will discuss the details of a developer agreement for the property and a lease agreement for the parking garage and provide direction to city staff as needed regarding the agreements. The Board will vote on the agreements at a later date.

The public car park will be entirely financed and built by the promoter. In exchange, the city offers to reimburse the developer for the construction of the public parking lot from the tax increase financing funds generated by the Charles Hotel and the development of the parking lot.

Additionally, Council has previously approved the use of additional funds for additional parking spaces beyond the 202 required by the developer.

The project also includes a request for tax increase funds for the parking garage, which will be privately owned by the developer and leased to the city.

The council must still approve the agreements for the transfer of ownership of the lots to be transferred to the partners. The value of the first and first lot is listed at $530,000 and that of the main lot at $270,000.

The project also includes an application for a conditional use permit, which will need to be approved by council, for the parking structure and for an additional height of more than 60 feet for the building. The city has no height limit, but any building over 60 feet requires a CUP.

It is proposed that the parking garage be eight stories or approximately 88 feet high.

Managing Editor Heidi Desch can be reached at 758-4421 or [email protected]

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Vehicles still stuck in downtown Baltimore parking lot after partial collapse – Baltimore Sun

Vehicles remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot months after the second-story ramp partially collapsed and blocked the entrance with concrete debris.

“Steps to stabilize the bridge are now complete,” a spokeswoman for Banyan Street Capital, a Miami-based real estate firm that owns the 45-year-old garage, said in an email.

The parking lot at 1 E Pratt St. partially collapsed at the entrance to the garage in late July. There were no injuries, damaged cars or cars stuck under rubble at the entrance.

Most of the building was stable, but there were 50 vehicles stuck in the garage days after the collapse. Owners are now awaiting clearances to remove vehicles from the upper level, the spokeswoman said.

“Plans are underway to allow Tier 1 and Tier 2 vehicles to be retired and will hopefully be done in early October,” she said. The cause of the collapse has not been shared.

The garage is managed by SP Plus Corp., a Chicago-based parking lot management company, which addressed questions to Banyan Street Capital on Thursday.

Structural engineers from the City of Baltimore oversaw the temporary shoring of the three-story garage immediately after the collapse. The fire department last inspected the garage in July 2017 and determined it met the city’s fire code. It was built in 1977.

Jason Hessler, deputy commissioner of permits and litigation for the Department of Housing and Community Development, said motorists were not allowed to take their vehicles out of the building.

Drivers with cars in the garage will have to wait for Standard Parking Plus updates to find out when they can pick up their vehicles.

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Rapid City wants public input on parking lot renovations

RAPID CITY, SD (KEVN) – The three-story parking lot in downtown Rapid City is set to undergo much-needed renovations, after suffering seasonal damage to parts of the building.

The city hopes that the potential contractor who will take on the project will focus on improving structural integrity, as well as improving stairwells.

Parking operations manager Anna Gilligan said the city’s Community Development and Public Works departments are eagerly awaiting to address any concerns downtown people and business owners may have before the start of the project.

“We want to make sure the public is aware of the upcoming renovation project and that we will work with businesses and permit holders to ensure there are alternative parking options available for them during the time the park is closed. car park. “, said Gilligan.

As construction is also about to begin at the old St. Joseph Street parking lot between 5th and 6th, people may be frustrated with the reduced number of parking options as winter approaches. .

Officials would like to remind the public that while parking may be an issue due to renovations, there is still free public parking near the Pennington County Courthouse.

Although downtown visitors may have to walk a few blocks, Gilligan said other areas will serve as good alternatives to the downtown garage.

“We are confident that we will be able to find parking for all of our permit holders within the parking structure.”

The public meeting is being held at City Hall next Friday.

Once the city receives an offer to begin renovations, it thinks it can begin in mid-November.

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1) A woman was robbed at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at 639 South Broadway. “It is believed that the thief entered the garage from the street and expected near the elevators for the victim, which he approached from behind with a gun in his hand. It was later stopped and “armed guards will be stationed in this parking lot from Friday.” (KTLA)

2) How safe is it to be in traffic with trains? We learned on Friday that there had been “78 incidents involving trains hitting people or vehicles” in the LA metro area. Of these, 44 were fatal. Metrolink is trying to deal with this problem by having the sheriff’s department”cite drivers who do not obey level crossing signals.” (Spectrum News 1)

3) Ridna Shkola at 4315 Melrose Avenue helps Ukrainian refugee children stay in touch with their culture and language. We learned on Friday that the school already has a long history of teaching Ukrainian American children in Los Angeles during Saturday SchoolI. Children uprooted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine have the opportunity to make friends, continue to learn their language and regain a sense of normalcy in a foreign land. (LAist)

4) Who serves the best breakfast burrito in LA? On Friday, a highly unscientific research method said The Rooster at 8809 West Pico Boulevard the place to be. In particular, you must request the Rico Suave. Prove the tasters wrong – if you can. (Los Angeles Eater)

5) Mark your calendars! Sunday, the The Japanese American National Museum at 100 North Central Avenue launches its National Monument to Japanese American WWII Incarceration. It is the culmination of a campaign to account for every individual who has been incarcerated during wartime. The the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.and visitors are asked to book timed tickets. “Visitors are requested to use special Japanese hanko (stamp/seal) to leave a mark for each person in the monument to honor those incarcerated during World War II. (JANM)


📆 Today in Los Angeles:

  • 12th edition Neighborhood Congress takes place via Zoom (8:00 a.m.)
  • Studio City Friends Sale of library books (8:30 a.m.)
  • Overview of recycling! Drop off household hazardous waste and e-waste at West 3rd Street and Foothill Road (9:00 a.m.)
  • Junk in the trunk clearance sale at Plummer Park (9 a.m.)
  • Lax Fans Party Fall Diva Spectacular with Julia Hart at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton (10:00 a.m.)

📓 From my notebook:

  • Whooo is ready for fall vibes? Just a reminder that Arboretum & Botanical Garden member hours are now 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last entry at 4:30 p.m. (public entry begins at 9 a.m.). (Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden via Facebook)
  • It’s time to retie those cleats! ⚽ Youth and girls soccer returns to LA County Parks in October. Join another competitive and fun season for all ages! (Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation via Facebook)
  • A El Sereno Center-East the neighbor is looking for a Breaker box panel cover. The size is approximately 12.5 x 9. (Nextdoor)
  • Our East SoRo neighbor announced that philanthropist Wallis Annenberg is taking over for LA Animal Services. The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace funds two new Canine Enrichment Coordinators within LA Animal Services. (next door)
  • A neighbor in the South View Park got approval from the city of LA for the sidewalk repair discount and just wanted to get your thoughts on who you would recommend for the concrete work for sidewalk repair as well as additional information or advice. (next door)

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Revision aims to optimize parking spaces | New

For the first time in two years, Valparaiso University Parking and Transportation Services has released a list of on-campus parking changes for the 2022-2023 school year. The pandemic has been named as the reason for the delayed changes. While the changes are quite significant, they hint at a growing return to normalcy on campus.

A total of 13 parking lots and the parking ramp have undergone classification changes for the new academic year. The east campus (around Gellison Hall) was the main destination for the changes, with a single main area targeted at the west end of campus. The changes were determined based on data collected from fall 2020 through spring 2022 by parking and transportation services and classes in the engineering department.

“Fall 2020, a COVID year, was not a good year to collect data because a number of classes were held remotely and that didn’t give us a very accurate picture,” said Adam Klos. , responsible for parking and transportation. “We like to look at both fall and spring to give us a more accurate picture because there might be a problem in the fall, but not in the spring or vice versa. Year-round use gives us a more holistic view there.

Other factors that members of parking and transportation departments focus on are the demographics of drivers traveling to campus. They then take this data and assess its relationship to the campus parking layout.

“Before COVID, each year we submit to campus planning various ideas that we have that will help utilize parking around campus. Some years there are more areas to cover than others. It just depends on whether we have more residents this year or whether we have more commuters this year,” Klos said.

In addition to the data presented, Parking and Transportation Services works with Student Senate to assess any other student concerns. The university offers four different parking permit classification options: upperclass residents, faculty and staff, suburban residents, and freshmen. The parking areas for each group were taken into consideration and eventually led to adjustments.

“At the end of each year before the summer, we look at areas of campus that were underutilized, areas that were out of step with respect to supply and demand, people who need to park, and the lack of parking spaces,” Klos said. “[We] examine which areas are problematic to the extent that we are not meeting the needs of students or staff in these areas, which areas are underutilized [and] how we can better use the areas there.

In particular, one of the biggest problem areas has taken shape in lot 43, located next to the Guild-Memorial Hall. Over the years, there has been an influx of residents to the west end of campus due to the addition of the Sorority complex.

Initially, the parking lot had separate areas for residents, commuters and staff. As a result of recent changes, the lot has converted two suburban rows into residential parking. Three existing rows now accept commuter and staff permit holders.

“For several years we have been hearing frustrations from residential students about the lack of residential parking in lot 43 because you have Guild-Memorial and Sorority [Complex] that feed into this lot, which has quite a few parking pass holders in this area,” Klos said. “In the fall of 2021, this was a concern that was raised by the Student Senate, so that was an area we wanted to address.”

The possibility of reducing the number of staff parking spaces in Lot 43 was also the result of the relocation of Alumni Relations and the Office of Advancement from Loke Hall to the Harre Union and Heritage Hall.

On the east side of campus, parking and transportation services have focused heavily on balancing and flowing the ratio of commuters to staff parking spaces.

“It seems to be a problem every year. The volume of classes that take place at this end of campus is intense and we just don’t have the size of parking lots that we have in the middle of campus,” Klos said.

Seven academic buildings and one administration building are located on the east side of the university: Urschel Hall, Schnabel Hall, Kallay-Christopher Hall, Center for the Arts, Kretzmann Hall, Center for the Sciences, Meier Hall, and Gellison Hall. Five car parks immediately surround the area, dedicated to commuters and staff.

“So we looked at how we could increase our parking for commuters on the east end of campus, especially near Urschel Hall, which tends to be a hotspot. It was something else that the Student Senate put in their report,” Klos said. “We want students to know that this won’t completely solve the commuter parking congestion there, but we hear you and understand that this is a problem and we are trying to solve this problem for you.”

Lot 1 is dedicated to staff parking in the area, but in recent changes one row of parking spaces has been converted to commuter parking. The parking spaces to the east of Gelleson Hall were once reserved for staff and commuters, but are now reserved for staff. Spaces east of Urschel Hall were also reserved for staff, but have since been replaced by parking for commuters.

The latest change to the east campus was to convert two of the eight ADA spaces between the Arts Center and Schnabel Hall into visitor parking.

Near the center of campus, three parking areas surrounding the Scheele and Lankenau halls previously classified as commuters have become residential: parking east of the tennis courts, directly south of the dorms, and spaces east of the halls. Spaces between Brandt Hall and Neils Science Center used to be parking for visitors, but are now reserved for staff.

“We also looked at the use of the parking ramp. The parking ramp over the past few years has been made up of upper class residents and staff,” Klos said. “We had the upper level of the ramp, the vast majority of which had not been used. So we thought if we should take some of the residential freshmen in lot 37 and put them on the next level.

Interested freshmen were able to complete an application over the summer to enter a lottery system. Approximately 100 first years have been chosen by lottery and can park on the upper level of the structure.

An email detailing the parking changes was sent on August 23. Klos stresses the importance of having a parking plan when students and staff arrive on campus to help reduce potential parking violations.

“As we move into the fall semester, people should understand these changes…If you park in the wrong zone, you’re subject to a parking violation,” Klos said. “Identify your primary lots you want to park in and also identify your secondary lots so you have that backup plan.”

A parking plan is available on valpo.edu/aux/parking.

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Structural Concerns at Pearl Street Parking Garage in Fall River

FALL RIVER – Tall wooden Jenga-style towers on all three levels of the Pearl Street parking garage were ordered a few months ago after Inspection Services Manager Glenn Hathaway raised concerns about the integrity structure of the decades-old concrete building.

The city is now considering hiring a structural engineer to perform an inspection of the parking garage to assess its condition.

“The upper deck girders are compromised from water and frost and they have sagged, so we put the temporary supports in place,” Hathaway said. “They need an engineer to examine the building.”

Vehicles have not been allowed to park on the third level of the Pearl Street garage for years, Hathaway said, and wooden structures, installed as reinforcements if needed, are on all three decks as a precaution.

“I go out there every other day to check them out,” Hathaway said.

Mayor Paul Coogan said his administration was aware of the building inspector’s concerns and walked the parking lot with City Administrator Seth Aitken and Hathaway.

“We went through it in the context that we were going to strengthen certain sections and we were going to prepare it what it will cost us to do it,” Coogan said.

Third Street:City closes part of parking lot as Correia argues, FROED continues

Past concerns about city parking lots

The city’s two municipal parking lots, the Pearl Street and Third Street structures, last came to public attention in May 2017 when former building inspector Joseph Biszko closed the top two floors of the Third Street parking lot. Street.

Then owned by the Fall River Redevelopment Authority and managed by the former Fall River Economic Development Office (now BCEDC), Biszko issued a cease and desist order due to structural issues.

A few months earlier, RDA received a preliminary structural report on Third Street which revealed extensive structural damage with exposed and corroded reinforcements. They have determined that there is a risk of the concrete breaking loose and falling to the lower level.

In November 2017, further investigation of Third Street, built in 1982, revealed even more concerning structural issues, likely due to faulty construction and years of little or no maintenance.

A survey was also made at the time of the Pearl Street garage, showing that it was in better condition. The report suggested clearing the facility with rubber-tipped plows, not using saline materials for de-icing, and beginning a regular maintenance routine.

In early 2019, under the administration of former mayor Jasiel Correia II, the city council voted to regain ownership of the two car parks.

Former mayor Robert Correia ceded the properties to RDA in 2008.

Major works on Third Street

After taking over the two garages, the city retrofitted the structure with electric kiosks, replacing staff provided by an outside supplier.

The city set to work on structural improvements to the Third Street Garage.

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“All the supports have been installed, all the lighting has been changed, all the emergency lights in the staircase have been changed. It was repainted and we hired a company a few months ago and we cleaned it,” Laura Ferreira said. traffic and parking director, whose department oversees the two municipal car parks. “My guys go there three days a week and clean everything that needs to be cleaned.”

Ferreira said virtually all of the work is nearing completion except for the new cables that will be installed, saying they are likely being made. A structural engineer had to approve the quality of the cable before it went into production.

Ferreira said once the work is complete, it will not open the upper level of the four-story parking garage, but will gain about 60 additional parking spaces on Third Street. It’s needed downtown with all the new business and housing openings being built in the area, she said.

“The demand is there,” Ferreira said.

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Bozeman is looking to add a 2nd parking lot behind the Gallatin County Courthouse

Although still early in the process, the City of Bozeman and Gallatin County have partnered to consider installing a new parking lot behind the Gallatin County Courthouse.

“The Commission asked us to secure a second site for a second parking garage in downtown Bozeman,” says Mike Veselik, director of Bozeman’s economic development program.

The site where a future garage would go is currently surface land just behind the Gallatin County Courthouse on Mendenhall Street.

“We think it’s a net benefit to the community and it will be great for downtown to expand parking,” says Gallatin County Administrator Jim Doar.

If the garage is built, the structure would be similar in size to the garage down the street on Black Ave.

“The current garage has 435 spaces, and it looks like the county site could hold about 400 spaces,” Veselik says.

The project would be on the county site, but the city would pay for the project. Money for this project would come from the Downtown Tax Increment neighborhood and paid parking downtown.

“Ensure the necessary income and funding for this project. The parking garage is estimated at $16.5 million at this site,” says Veselik.

The city and county both agree that this would be necessary for downtown and those who need to go to the courthouse.

“We’re trading parking for parking, our goal in all of this is for the first citizens to have access to the building,” Doar says.

But before we get too excited, more downtown parking is still a long way off.

“The likely timeline for a parking garage would be late 2025 at the earliest,” says Veselik.

The city is always asking for public input, so it could be a few years before we have more downtown parking.

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New cameras fail to deter crime in Binghamton parking garage

Security cameras have been installed in a former city-owned parking lot, but vehicle break-ins continue to be a problem.

The new cameras were installed several months ago at the State Street garage. City officials did not say whether live video from the devices was monitored at police headquarters.

A new security camera near the entrance to the State Street parking lot. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A new security camera near the entrance to the State Street parking lot. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Theft and vandalism have been a recurring problem at the parking ramp in recent years.

On Wednesday afternoon, a junior at Binghamton University in Brooklyn discovered that the driver’s side window of her 2017 Honda Civic had been smashed by a thief. She told WNBF News that the only item missing from the vehicle was a small bag containing makeup. The car was parked on the sixth floor of the garage, a short distance from the student’s apartment on Chenango Street.

After nearly two dozen vehicles on the State Street ramp were damaged in a wave of vandalism in 2016, then-Mayor Richard David said the city would consider installing more cameras and possibly having an employee on site overnight to reduce the risk of criminal behavior.

A newly installed internet connection at the city-owned State Street parking garage. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A newly installed internet connection at the city-owned State Street parking garage. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Although the cameras were finally installed earlier this year, it took some time before they became operational. Initially they were able to make surveillance recordings, but they could not be monitored by the police because there was no reliable internet connection.

It looks like a fiber internet connection is now in place at the parking lot. City officials did not respond to requests for information on the operation of security cameras or other security measures that may be implemented at the site.

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Clarksville parking lot “on schedule”

With a new F&M Bank Arena and other transformative public and private developments in the present and future of downtown Clarksville, parking access for motorists in the historic Central Business Improvement District is increasingly more important.

Officials representing both the City of Clarksville and the Montgomery County government pledge not to wait until it’s too late.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts faces the issue of parking, among many other challenges in a rapidly growing city, as he bids for re-election to a second term on Nov. 8.

Pitts is challenged by former Clarksville Councilman David Allen and local political newcomer Ascension “Big Sarge” Lopez, in the three-way mayoral race.

And there is a sense of urgency, on many different levels, not just politically.

The city is acting as part of a two-pronged local government plan of attack on the downtown parking shortage, Pitts said. His administration still plans downtown parking for the First and Commerce Streets area.

City of Clarksville and Montgomery County planning end-of-book structures

A separate downtown garage is planned by the county and private developers for the corner of First and College streets on the site of the Hand family’s $50 million Riverview Square hotel and retail development project.

Pitts said this week that part of the city’s effort now is to work out the final details.

“We are in discussion on the remaining details, such as the exact number of parking spaces we will have in our structure. The last estimate was around 580.

“Other questions are, do we provide electric vehicle charging stations at city facilities, and if so, how many?” Pitts said, “and we’re looking at a possible corral to the parking lot for merchant bins. from downtown as It will be designed as a kind of catch-all garage to meet multiple needs.

Pitts said none of the finer options on the discussion table are firm yet, but the project remains on schedule, with the arena opening next year – and a need for parking for the sustain.

“We are on schedule with our plan and look forward to starting and completing this project for merchants and visitors in the heart of downtown,” Pitts said.

The two parking projects

Pitts also points out that the two parking lots planned by the city and the county must be separate entities with different funding sources.

For the county/private company parking garage project at First and College, $14 million has been granted by the Tennessee Legislature, and the county’s new mayor, Wes Golden, has said its completion is an immediate priority of his first term.

This county effort supporting a private parking garage will focus on the property overlooking the Riverview Inn hotel, which is to be transformed into a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel as part of the combined restaurant, shopping and entertainment development of Riverview Square emphasizing the F&M Bank Arena.

At full capacity, the arena alone is expected to draw crowds of up to 6,000 downtown.

“It (county/private garage) will be privately owned and operated and has no bearing on our plans to build a public car park at the corner of First Street and Commerce Street, attached to the Cumberland Parking Plaza garage”, Pitts said.

In early May, City Council approved an order amending the city’s 2022 operating and capital budgets “to create and add additional funding, totaling $27.5 million for capital budgets.

The amended budget was to fund the “much-needed downtown parking garage in the community,” Pitts said, “to accommodate the explosive growth of downtown and provide parking for the upcoming F&M Bank Arena, the future Roxy Regional Performing Arts Center and evolving downtown businesses.

Of the $27.5 million, City Hall says it will use $7.4 million to cover the cost of essential repairs, improvements and renovations to the existing Cumberland Plaza parking lot, as well as unrelated projects, including the proposed Frosty Morn revitalization in the Red River District, Smith-Trahern Mansion repairs and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) multimodal projects, such as sidewalks and bus stops along several city streets that are state-maintained roads.

Before stepping down from office at the end of the summer, former county mayor Jim Durrett, the original visionary for the arena and much of the related downtown development, said his administration hoped to see a car park at Riverview Square with over 700 parking spaces. His successor, Golden, has promised to continue this effort.

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Update: B-SB tackles parking issues, more steps to come | Local

County officials say they have been working to address safety and health issues in the Uptown parking lot for some time, but they are now on a fast track and more action is planned.

“The most important thing we want people to know is that when they enter the car park and park day and night, they will be safe and they will not be harassed and they will not run into feces and others. like this,” Community Enrichment Director Ed Randall said Tuesday.

In a recent letter to commissioners, barrister James Dolan said human feces and urine, discarded needles, litter and sleeping or passed out people had turned the West Park Street car park into a dangerous health issue and “a scourge on the city”.

Dolan lives in Anaconda but works in the public defender’s office just east of the garage and his letter attracted media attention and an acknowledgment by general manager JP Gallagher that some “unsavory” things are happening within the structure of four floors.

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Gallagher said some steps are already underway, but he has met with several county department heads to discuss other possible steps.

“The most important thing is safety and making people feel safe,” Gallagher said Tuesday.

Randall and Sheriff Ed Lester detailed parts of a game plan at the Montana Standard on Tuesday, saying they won’t eliminate all problems overnight, but should make a difference. They include increased patrols from Randall and Lester’s departments.

“Our guys, detectives and patrolmen, will come by at least once per shift, go up to the top and walk around,” Lester said, adding that anyone sleeping or doing anything other than parking will be told to leave.

The garage has surveillance cameras, but Randall said he and members of the parking commission agreed some time ago to install a new satellite camera system. Equipment has been purchased and installation is underway.

This will allow Randall, other staff and police to see what is happening “in real time” so police can be dispatched immediately if needed, he said. Mirrors are also added so people can see around the corners.

Gallagher told commissioners last week that the Parks Department used a high-pressure steam pressure washer to clean the garage, including the stairwells, and Randall says more cleanings are planned.

The garage front will be steam washed once a week, he said, and the stairwells will be washed every two to three weeks. Public Works is planning a two-day thorough cleaning in the coming days, with the upper two floors being done one day and the lower floors the next.

There are plans to build a watch station and staff it with a parking watch officer during the day, Randall said, and officials will likely implement a new parking and payment system.

Today motorists can drive in and out of the garage at will and when parking every hour they are expected to use the kiosks inside to pay. As part of the change, rising and falling barriers will be installed and motorists will take a ticket to enter and make payments to exit.

It won’t stop people from entering and abusing the garage, Randall said, but it will affect teens and others who drive for purposes other than parking.

“Very few people are going to take a ticket where it scans your plate to pay and then go up and be bad,” Randall said.

Lester agreed, saying the open top floor of the garage is inviting because it has such a great view of the valley and the Highlands.

“No one will pay to get up there if they can go somewhere else to get the same view,” the sheriff said.

He said car parks across the country are used by passengers to protect themselves from rain and snow, but soon few people will use it because it will be too cold. But the problems will reappear in the spring.

Lester said police encouraged homeless people to go to Butte Rescue Mission shelters, but some refused because they preferred to stay on the streets. Yet the police are trying to remove them from public buildings.

“Nobody is comfortable when someone is sleeping and you park your car next to them,” Lester said.

But there are things the police cannot do, he said, including arresting people for begging.

“We had people come up and say, ‘Hey, I was in the parking lot and somebody asked me for a few bucks,'” Lester said. “I’m going to say, ‘I know that probably made you feel uncomfortable, but it’s not against the law. I think some people expect people to be arrested for this and it’s just not something we can do.

Randall said that in today’s society, used needles end up in many places, including the garage. People should contact his service if they find any and the needles will be picked up.

Gallagher said the full game plan isn’t complete and he’s considering the possibility of hiring garage security, but the steps outlined so far should help.

“I think the intent was that they were trying to make it a garage that didn’t need a lot of manpower and now we realize there has to be a presence in that garage for that it works better,” he said. “The (paid) ticketing system and having more presence there is important.”

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Greenwich survey shows outdoor dining trumps parking spaces

GREENWICH – The benefits of outdoor dining outweigh the loss of parking spaces in Greenwich, according to a majority of respondents to a city-sponsored survey of public attitudes towards street dining.

The Planning Department has initiated an outdoor dining study to codify and standardize the use of outdoor dining spaces which has occurred somewhat sporadically during the COVID-19 pandemic . The goal will be to institute a more formal approval and enforcement process for seating outside restaurants.

According to planning director Katie DeLuca, further public hearings will take place and the planning department will eventually determine how many seats a restaurant can maintain, both indoors and outdoors. The decision to continue with the outdoor dining “pods” or “nodes” will be up to the Board of Breeders.

“The next step is to invite the public to participate in consultation sessions on a revised zoning bylaw to discuss the way forward. The future of Nodes depends on the board. The number of seats a restaurant is permitted to have, indoors and outdoors, within the jurisdiction of the Planning and Zoning Commission,” DeLuca said.

The survey was carried out over a period of two weeks in August, and some 2,000 respondents took part, about 95% of them from Greenwich. The survey, which asked a series of general questions about attitudes toward outdoor dining and parking, was also open to non-residents.

According to the survey, 62% of respondents said they liked to eat outdoors and did not mind the loss of parking. Forty-three percent of respondents said they liked to eat on the sidewalk, on the street and in knots.

DeLuca noted that open polls that invite the general public to participate aren’t the best way to gauge public support and sentiment, but they can be useful in a limited capacity.

The planning director noted that the investigation also found a significant number of violations, mostly restaurants offering more seating than was permitted. 75 offenses were recorded. Planning department staff found 21 restaurants that had no city approvals for outdoor dining, as required by the department. A planning officer and two summer interns worked on the project.

According to the review, there are 96 dining establishments in Greenwich that offer outdoor seating, 41 along the Greenwich Avenue corridor. The investigation focused on the Greenwich Avenue area.

Should retail stores have access to nodes and sidewalk space? Seventy percent said “no”, according to the survey results.

On whether a parking garage should be built downtown, DeLuca noted that it was a very open-ended question that lacked specifics. Almost half of respondents said they liked the idea.

According to DeLuca, respondents were also concerned that vermin could become a problem due to outdoor dining in the city center, as well as noise issues.

A larger study will be developed in the coming months, the planning director said.

At a recent survey workshop, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission raised the issue of enforcement and whether restaurants should comply with the regulations.

“Do we have adequate enforcement of our rules?” asked Commissioner Arnold Welles, “That’s a big question.”

DeLuca noted that the planning department was looking to take a tougher approach to outdoor dining violations than at the height of the pandemic. “We try to work with people,” she said, “but it’s a serious thing.”

Some establishments could lose their recovery nodes if they don’t come into compliance quickly, DeLuca said.

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Condominium parking spaces, 2 industrial units to make way for phase 2 of the Cross Island line

SINGAPORE – Eighteen parking spaces at the freehold Casa Esperanza condominium in Bukit Timah Road will be relocated as the underground space below the car park will be acquired for the construction of the Cross Island Line (CRL).

Two industrial units at Pandan Loop owned by JTC and leased to private entities will also be acquired by the government to construct the second phase of Singapore’s eighth MRT line. This phase will include six stations serving Bukit Timah, Clementi, West Coast and the future Jurong Lake District.

Affected landowners and tenants were notified of the acquisition on Tuesday, and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement that it and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) would help them with the process.

Compensation for the acquired land and space will be based on market value as of Tuesday, in accordance with the Land Acquisition Act.

An assessment will be made to determine the amount of compensation.

The underground space under the 322 m² section of the Casa Esperanza parking lot will have to be handed over to LTA in early 2024, before the construction of the King Albert Park CRL station, which will be located next to the condominium.

The decision on where to move the 18 parking spaces will be made at a later date.

After construction is completed, the land area will be returned to the strata of the condominium management company and the relevant structures will be reinstated.

LTA said work near Casa Esperanza is expected to take about six years.

Temporary facilities will be provided to maintain uninterrupted access to the condo, he added.

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New London Police are investigating the car park death


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NEW LONDON – City Police say they are investigating the untimely death of a person on Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded shortly before 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 160 Water St. after receiving a report that a person may have jumped from the multi-story structure, according to New London Police Chief Brian Wright.

Upon arrival, Wright said emergency personnel located an unconscious and unresponsive man. The person was then rushed to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Wright described the investigation as active and said the person’s identity was being withheld pending confirmation and notification from family members. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact New London Police Service Detectives at 860-447-1481 or submit information anonymously through the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip more information at Tip411 (847411).

Richard Chumney can be reached at [email protected]

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Flint organizations ask people to consider reallocating downtown parking spots

Flint, MI—A group of local organizations and businesses will be using parking spots in downtown Flint for more than cars this weekend, and they’re asking everyone to join them.

What’s Up Downtown, Communities First, Inc. and the Crim Foundation are just a few of the names that bring PARK(ing) day– a global event that asks people to reinvent and reuse curbside parking for mini-parks and social spaces – in downtown Flint on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, 2022.

While the event began in 2005 as a way to highlight the need for green space and what its San Francisco organizers saw as “more useful ways to occupy” their city’s automotive infrastructure, the Flint organizers make a distinction as to why they consider the event important to the city.

“PARK(ing) Day is important in a place like Flint because Flint has this problem where there’s an awful lot of parking spaces but not enough to park,” said Travis Gilbert, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Service Member work with Communities First.

Communities First is hosting the weekend kick-off event in conjunction with Blueline Donuts, Carriage Town Ministries and the Crim Foundation on September 16.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Blueline parking lot at 604 Garland Street, people are invited to grab a donut, play lawn games, or just hang out and talk about what they consider other uses hundreds of downtown Flint parking spaces.

“Under the new zoning code, [Blueline Donuts] wouldn’t need to have a parking lot as big as they built it,” Gilbert said of why Communities First partnered with the opening event. “So we thought it would be interesting to show people what half of this parking lot could be instead of what it is.”

Cade Surface, Crim Foundation urban planner and creator of a bike ride titled “The Glorious Legacy of Flint [Foolish] Parking Lots,” noted that the abundance of parking in downtown Flint was not always there, even at the height of the city’s auto production.

“Over the years, we just decided that instead of buildings, theaters, homes, offices, restaurants, or schools, it was more important that we could store our cars,” Surface said about of the landscape of downtown Flint in the 1950s. To today.

The reason for participating in PARK(ing) Day, Surface explains, is therefore to encourage Flint residents to reconsider how they have used — and might otherwise use — downtown parking spaces, even beyond. from the sidewalk.

A 1958 map of downtown Flint parking areas created by Cade Surface and Travis Gilbert. Dark red represents surface lots and orange represents parking structures. The highways on the right side of the image did not exist at the time. (Courtesy of Cade Surface and Travis Gilbert)
A parking map of downtown Flint and surrounding areas in 2022, which Surface and Gilbert continue to develop. Dark red represents surface lots, orange represents parking structures, and lighter orange represents the addition of freeways since the 1958 map. Note: the area shown here is larger than the area shown on the 1958 map. (Courtesy of Cade Surface and Travis Gilbert)

To that end, What’s Up Downtown Flint, the city’s place-making organization, works with many other local organizations to transform downtown parking spots into event sites, grassy lounge areas, scenes and more this Saturday.

“We’re going to have yoga, open mics, live music,” said Jerin Sage, What’s Up Downtown’s new Placemaking Director.

Sage clarified that he will be at PARK(ing) Day to support, not manage, the repurposing of downtown parking spaces, as he hopes other residents and businesses will organically join the event. .

“If I can see more than just What’s Up Downtown participating, I would call it a success,” Sage said. “Because the idea is to get the community engaged in their public spaces downtown and show the powers that be and the rest of the community that we are ready to get out there, have fun and use the spaces that we have.”

Sage added that he felt the day was important for Flint because he learned that what appeared to be a public space downtown was not, noting that downtown’s Brush Park and “even the area around the statues” near the Flat Lot are privately owned.

“It’s all about access,” Sage said. “[It’s about] highlighting the fact that we need public spaces that people can actually use and have access to.

For more information, including safety guidelines, on how to participate in PARK(ing) Day, visit What’s Up Downtown Events Calendar Where PARK(ing) Day official website.

“Oh, and so no one has to go out and measure like I did,” Sage said with a laugh. “All downtown parking spaces are 23 feet long by seven feet wide.”

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Downtown Charleston parking lot undergoing maintenance

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — If you use the Charleston Town Center Mall parking lot on Quarrier Street, you’ve probably noticed maintenance warning signs and tape lately.

13 News asked the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority (CURA) at their monthly meeting Wednesday morning if they knew anything about the upkeep. Ron Butlin, executive director of CURA, says they act as the manager of the parking garage and it is currently undergoing routine maintenance.

“We are not responsible for maintenance. We’re actually acting as the manager of the garages right now to keep them running. And what you see happening is that we have a structural engineer who comes in to inspect the garages periodically. And to the extent that we can, we finance this maintenance if necessary from the cash flow from the operation of the garages. There are still people parking in the garages and that money is being reinvested in maintenance,” says Butlin.

We also asked Butlin if there is currently any structural damage to the parking garage.

” No there is not. We have to stay on top, but it’s okay. But we need to stay on top of needed repairs as much as possible, if necessary,” Butlin said.

We also asked who to contact for parking issues. Butlin responded by saying, “Well, ABM runs the daily parking lot, they usually have cashiers there, and then we hired a manager. There’s Boyd’s real estate services kind of overseeing the repairs and everything that happens on a day-to-day basis. If there is a problem, they can definitely call me and I can direct them to the right person.

There are signs at all levels of the car park that read “Park at your own risk. Not responsible for damage or theft of vehicles or vehicle contents. – Management.”

This is a developing story. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about management and what exactly routine maintenance repairs are.

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Ward 1 Alderman Tim Hawkins demands more attention to the parking lot; “It’s just becoming a big mess” | Local News

ST. ALBANS CITY – Shattered glass. Dead pigeons. Cigarette butts and seated vehicles.

Ward 1 Alderman Timothy Hawkins wants them out of the St. Albans parking lot.

“It’s just becoming a big mess,” Hawkins said Monday night at the Sept. 12 city council meeting. “If we wanted to make an S-*-*-T hole, we could have done it any other way than putting parking there.”

After completing the council’s agenda for the night, Hawkins addressed the matter as part of his adviser’s report. He said he visited the parking lot after midnight on Sunday to check out firsthand what happened there after the sun went down and met people using the parking lot as a living space.

He also found lots of cigarette butts and trash. While few parking lots are spotless, the St. Albans parking lot occasionally has messes in its stairwells and people sitting on the steps. Climb a few stories higher and the garage has a few stationary vehicles and, occasionally, passengers.






Several vehicles in the parking lot, including this sports car covered with a reflective tarp, appear to have been parked in the garage for several months.


“That’s not what it’s about. That’s not why we put the money in the garage. I don’t see why my vehicle couldn’t have been a police car driving up on [the top] ground,” Hawkins said.

Construction of the St. Albans parking lot was approved by city voters in 2013 with 559 votes for the project and 170 votes against. The cost was $13 million.

City Manager Dominic Cloud said the city administration is aware of how the parking lot is being used, and he said he can ask the St. Albans Police Department to step up patrols.

Director of Cloud and Public Works Marty Manahan also explained what the city has been doing to try to reduce hotspots, and Manahan identified some roadblocks that limit administration efficiency.

Part of the problem, according to Manahan, lies with the state attorney’s offices, which move criminal cases forward after evidence is presented. He cited two previous cases where his department turned over potential criminal evidence to the city police department, which forwarded it to the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office, but no charges were filed as a result. .

One case involved a group of miners allegedly setting off the fire alarm, which Hawkins personally witnessed. The second case concerned an individual who allegedly drove his vehicle through the gates of the parking lot.

“The person running for office this year [John Lavoie] dismissed the case because he told me that [the driver] wasn’t trying to be destructive. He was just trying to get out of the parking lot,” Manahan said.

Lavoie recalled the conversation and said the state’s attorney’s office didn’t present the case because state law requires proof of intent in order to pursue a criminal charge of unlawful mischief.

“I think there’s always been difficulty prosecuting what we might call a misdemeanor. That was true before the backlog created during the pandemic,” Lavoie said. “We’ve always been a system with limited resources.”

Each case is considered individually, Lavoie said, and it’s hard to tell exactly when a case crosses a threshold that requires spending those limited resources. If someone is a repeat petty offender, however, their office is more likely to deal with the problem.

There is also no designation preventing his office from pursuing criminal charges that occur at the parking garage, Lavoie said, nor does he believe there is anything unique about the garage. from the city.

Two candidates are running for Franklin County state’s attorney this fall after longtime state attorney Jim Hughes announced his retirement. He spent 36 years in the office.

Lavoie, a former assistant state attorney, is running as a Democratic candidate. He took over the office last week after Hughes officially stepped down.

Zach Weight, a private criminal defense attorney, is running as a Republican.

Aside from potential crime at the parking lot, Hawkins’ concerns also extended to the cleanliness of the structure, particularly its stairs.







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As you go up each floor, the amount of clutter on the parking garage stairs tends to increase. The type varies from random trash to unknown substances on the windows.




Manahan said city workers use a water cart device daily to clean stairwells by spraying them down, but people are often inside, which can make the process difficult to complete. Garage windows and decks are watered twice a year.

Hawkins also expressed frustration with vehicles that haven’t moved in months. On the third floor, what looks like a Corvette is covered in a large tarp, and on the top floor, a brown van – topped with a whirlwind – houses a motorcycle.

Manahan explained that some visiting nurses and doctors have used the parking lot to store their vehicles because they walk to Northwestern Medical Center, and while the vehicles may appear abandoned, they are only used intermittently.

The van on the top floor, which has flat tires, belongs to a disabled person. Under state law, the city is required to provide free parking for people with special disabilities, and since the vehicle is licensed and inspected, there is not much the city can do.

Hawkins, however, continued to push for change.

“The garage isn’t operating in the capacity that we wanted,” Hawkins said. “As a result, it now functions as a shelter for the homeless, a skateboard park for kids, places for drug addicts and drug dealers, and a place to put your car and forget it without having to to worry about.”

To address the issues, Hawkins asked the city to put in place a game plan, similar to an earlier initiative undertaken by the city to reduce similar issues at Taylor Park.

Cloud expressed some concerns about being too harsh on the matter, but he agreed that other steps could be taken.

“The challenge is that what has happened in the country over the last five years has made it difficult to take a tougher stance on the management of public assets, hasn’t it?” Cloud said. “And so, you know, rather than the homeless people in the parking lot, we could very easily get a complaint about, ‘Why are we so tough on the homeless people. Where are they supposed to go?’

With greater public scrutiny of law enforcement actions, officers also need to be very careful about their perception, Cloud said.

Hawkins challenged his co-advisers to check out the garage, and if they didn’t believe him, he would lead a party to go check it out “with some flashlights” immediately after the meeting adjourned.

“I think we’re not doing enough. Sorry, I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but that’s how it is,” he said.

In 2013, the St. Albans parking lot was the first major project funded by tax increase funding, and it has since been at the heart of the city’s efforts to transform its downtown over the past decade.

According to earlier reports, safety concerns were raised at the time of its proposal, but the city managed to get the necessary votes to move it forward on the understanding that more lights and more security would improve the area.

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3 face charges related to Salt Lake parking lot murder, but none for murder

Three men face charges linking them to the murder of a man inside the Exchange Place parking lot in downtown Salt Lake City in 2018, but none are charged with murder. (KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Criminal charges have been filed against three men in connection with the 2018 murder of a man inside the Exchange Place parking lot.

But none of the three have been charged with murder.

On September 15, 2018, 25-year-old David Lawrence Burwell was fatally shot during a fight between two groups in the lower level of the parking lot at 55 E. Exchange Place. Police recovered four shell casings near Burwell’s body and nine more outside the structure’s main entrance.

Burwell had been with a group of friends at the Wasted Space bar, 342 S. State. As they were leaving, they were confronted by another group, according to charging documents. Based on surveillance videos collected from nearby businesses and witness statements, prosecutors say the two groups “engaged in a heated confrontation.”

After the fight ended, the two groups separated.

But when Burwell’s group reached their car in the parking lot, they realized members of the group they had just fought with had also parked their car nearby. The trunk of the suspects’ vehicle opened and a witness said Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, reached inside and grabbed a firearm, the charges allege. Moments later, shots were fired and Burwell was hit.

Another witness told police they were on the sidewalk outside the garage when a car pulled up. Three men ran out of the car park and ran down the street, followed by Ragsdale who walked towards the car which had stopped, according to the charges.

“(The driver) got out of the sedan and fired several bullets down the street in the direction the three men had been running, then he and Ragsdale both got into the sedan which turned around and drove off in the direction from the east,” according to the charges.

Based on information provided by the public, Salt Lake Police announced shortly after the shooting that Ragsdale was a person of interest in the shooting.

The day before the shooting, police say Ragsdale purchased two firearms from a residence in West Valley City. Three days after the murder, the Unified Police arranged to purchase the two weapons in an undercover operation, according to charging documents. These weapons were later turned over to the Salt Lake police. The firearms were tested with shell casings collected from the scene and found to be a match, according to the charges.

Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, was charged on Tuesday with being a restricted person in possession of a firearm, a second-degree felony, in the case of a fatal shooting in a downtown parking lot on September 15 2018.
Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, was charged on Tuesday with being a restricted person in possession of a firearm, a second-degree felony, in the case of a fatal shooting in a downtown parking lot on September 15 2018. (Photo: Salt Lake Police)

Last week, Andrew Jorge Thomas, 30, of Salt Lake City – who also goes by the name Andrew Davison – was charged in 3rd District Court with possession of a firearm by a person with restricted access, a second degree felony and nine counts. unlawfully shooting a firearm, a third-degree felony, with gang-enhancing penalties if convicted. Police say he was the driver of the car that drove off with Ragsdale after the shooting.

Latoi Deron Newbins, 28, of Ogden, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, second degree felonies . Court documents indicate that undercover agents purchased the two weapons used in the Newbins shooting.

Ragsdale was charged Tuesday with being a restricted person in possession of a firearm, a second-degree felony.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday it would not speak to that specific case. Generally, however, prosecutors say they will file charges that they think they can prove in court.

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2 face charges related to 2018 Salt Lake parking lot murder

Two men suspected of being part of a group responsible for a shooting death inside the Exchange Place parking lot in downtown Salt Lake City in 2018 have been criminally charged. (KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Criminal charges have been filed against two men in connection with the 2018 murder of a man inside the Exchange Place parking lot.

On September 15, 2018, 25-year-old David Lawrence Burwell was fatally shot during a fight between two groups in the lower level of the parking lot at 55 E. Exchange Place. Police recovered four shell casings near Burwell’s body and nine more outside the structure’s main entrance.

Burwell had been with a group of friends at the Wasted Space bar, 342 S. State. As they were leaving, they were confronted by another group, according to charging documents. Based on surveillance videos collected from nearby businesses and witness statements, prosecutors say the two groups “engaged in a heated confrontation.”

After the fight ended, the two groups separated.

But when Burwell’s group reached their car in the parking lot, they realized members of the group they had just fought with had also parked their car nearby. The trunk of the suspects’ vehicle opened and a witness said Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, reached inside and grabbed a firearm, the charges allege. Moments later, shots were fired and Burwell was hit.

Another witness told police they were on the sidewalk outside the garage when a car pulled up. Three men ran out of the car park and ran down the street, followed by Ragsdale who walked towards the car which had stopped, according to the charges.

“(The driver) got out of the sedan and fired several bullets down the street in the direction the three men had been running, then he and Ragsdale both got into the sedan which turned around and drove off in the direction from the east,” according to the charges.

Based on information provided by the public, Salt Lake Police announced shortly after the shooting that Ragsdale was a person of interest in the shooting.

The day before the shooting, police say Ragsdale purchased two firearms from a residence in West Valley City. Three days after the murder, the Unified Police arranged to purchase the two weapons in an undercover operation, according to charging documents. These weapons were later turned over to the Salt Lake police. The firearms were tested with shell casings collected from the scene and found to be a match, according to the charges.

Last week, Andrew Jorge Thomas, 30, of Salt Lake City – who also goes by the name Andrew Davison – was charged in 3rd District Court with possession of a firearm by a person with restricted access, a second degree felony and nine counts. unlawfully shooting a firearm, a third-degree felony, with gang-enhancing penalties if convicted. Police say he was the driver of the car that drove off with Ragsdale after the shooting.

Latoi Deron Newbins, 28, of Ogden, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, second degree felonies . Court documents indicate that undercover agents purchased the two weapons used in the Newbins shooting.

Ragsdale is listed as a co-defendant in the charges against Newbins and Thomas. However, as of midday Tuesday, no formal charges had been filed against him in connection with the 2018 shooting.

Court records list Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, as a co-defendant in the case of a fatal shooting in a downtown parking lot on September 15, 2018. As of Tuesday, however, no criminal charges have been filed against him in the case.  .
Court records list Francis Lee Ragsdale, 34, as a co-defendant in the case of a fatal shooting in a downtown parking lot on September 15, 2018. As of Tuesday, however, no criminal charges have been filed against him in the case. . (Photo: Salt Lake Police)

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All Sault Ste. City of Mary parking spots are now enforced 24/7

SAULT STE. MARY — The City of Sault Ste. Marie approved a proposal to extend parking enforcement to all city streets.

At the city commission meeting on September 6, commissioners approved a traffic control ordinance as part of an ongoing effort to audit and modernize the city’s parking system. Over the past few months, this has resulted in some restructuring of the parking meter/kiosk system.

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This new restructuring has resulted in the organization of all on-street parking in the city into spaces monitored by kiosks, meters or parking lots with permits. This introduced several parking permits into the city’s parking system, one of which applies to specific on-street parking areas which are monitored 24/7, all other parking spaces are not are applied only from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

At the September 6 commission meeting, the commission received a request from Sault Police Chief Wesley Bierling to expand parking enforcement to 24/7 parking in town. This applies not only to city-owned streets, but to all city parking lots, including parking lots and parking spaces that were previously controlled by meters, kiosks or permits.

This effectively changes the new parking permit structure, as all spaces are now enforced 24 hours a day instead of the previously specified spaces.

The request was approved in the form of a traffic control ordinance that officially extended enforcement hours for all on-street parking in the city to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This new enforcement policy will not cost the city additional money or require the addition of new signs, but should increase the city’s revenue from parking tickets.

Contact Brendan Wiesner: [email protected]

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Kalispell Planning Board reviews parking garage proposal


The Kalispell Planning Board will on Tuesday consider a proposal to build a parking garage, as well as retail and housing space, at First Street West and First Avenue West.

Bill Goldberg and Montana Hotel Development Partners are requesting a conditional use permit for a parking structure and for a building over 60 feet tall, which is the height limit permitted as a rightful use. The building is expected to be eight stories or about 88 feet high.

Planning Council meets at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East.

The site is currently a surface parking lot. The proposal provides approximately 240 parking spaces on four levels with commercial uses on the ground floor. On the upper floors of the building, 78 apartments are planned.

The project originated from a request for proposals for the development of a municipal property at the corner of Third Street West and Main Street. The city announced proposals in 2020 and a project, named The Charles Hotel, was submitted by Montana Development Partners and involves the transfer of city-owned land on Main to the company to build a boutique hotel in five floors.

The hotel requires valet parking and to meet this requirement the company also proposed building a parking garage about two blocks north at First Avenue West and First Street West. The hotel project requires the provision of parking for its own demand at 90 places, but also 69 places to replace those of the existing car park on First and First, 43 to replace those lost for the hotel and 40 additional places for future parking demand in the city center, according to the town planning report.

Although part of a larger plan, the planning board will make a recommendation to city council only on the requested UPC for the parking structure and building height.

The city’s growth policy land use map designates the property as commercial.

“The proposed project fits both within the general historic use pattern and with planned future development in the town centre,” the staff report notes.

As for the building, the application says the ground floor is designed entirely around the pedestrian experience with retail and lobby spaces wrapping around the first floor parking lot and providing an interactive experience. The brick facade with large storefronts is expected to draw “elements of classic urban design principles like those shown on Main Street.”

The maximum building height without a CUP is 60 feet. The building is requesting an additional 28 feet, which would allow for the residential component of the project as well as aesthetic considerations, notes planning staff.

The application indicates that the architectural design of the building is intended to mitigate the visual impacts of the additional height. The building could be constructed to stay within the 60 foot height, but this would reduce the number of units or eliminate some of the design features such as building setbacks and courtyards.

Without them, the “result would be a shorter building which is perceived as more massive”, states the application and would also not be able to consider adapting the building to the historical context of the region.

Planning staff recommends CUP approval with nine conditions.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA, the planning board will receive public input on applications from the Morning Star Court community and the Green Acres Court community on applications to the Montana Department of Commerce for grant funding for water and wastewater improvement projects for both communities.

Council will also consider an application by Green Acres Cooperative for annexation and initial residential R-4 zoning designation for a property at 1721 South Woodland Drive. The annexation is to allow the property to be connected to the city sewer due to a failing septic system for the existing mobile home park.

Council will hear an application from Loucas Scholer and Sarah Russell for annexation and initial residential R-4 zoning designation for two properties at 2150 and 2152 Airport Road. The annexation is to allow properties to connect to city water due to a failing well.

Managing Editor Heidi Desch can be reached at 758-4421 or [email protected]

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Oneida County Unveils Plans for Hospital Parking Garage – Oneida Dispatch

UTICA, NY – Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. released renderings and site plan of the county’s $55.8 million, 530,000 square foot parking garage that will adjoin the hospital Wynn from MVHS in downtown Utica.

The installation is currently expected to be completed in March 2024.

“Oneida County has been an invested partner in the MVHS Hospital Project since day one, supporting all aspects of bringing state-of-the-art healthcare to this region,” Picente said in a news release.

The five-level Oneida County parking lot will accommodate 1,330 vehicles, with approximately 1,050 spaces dedicated to hospital needs and 280 available for the general public. The ground floor, along with approximately half of the second floor, will provide public parking for people visiting the hospital or other downtown destinations.

Part of the ground floor will also be reserved for visitors to the emergency room. The remainder of the second floor, as well as all parking lots on the third, fourth and fifth floors, will be reserved for hospital staff parking.

“This parking lot is critical to its success and there was no doubt that we would do whatever it took to make sure it was built,” Picente said. “This county facility will not only provide safe and convenient parking for hospital staff, patients and visitors, but will also provide much-needed general public parking for the growing U-District and our other major investments in the center. -city of Utica: the Adirondack Bank Center and Link.”

Located between State, Oriskany and Cornelia streets, the post-tensioned concrete structure will have multiple entry points for public and staff parking. It will also feature an air-conditioned pedestrian corridor that connects the hospital’s main entrance to the ground floor parking garage. A helipad that will service the emergency transportation needs of the hospital will be located above the final parking level at the top of the structure.

“The new downtown parking lot is extremely important to the Wynn Hospital project as it will provide convenient and secure parking for our patients, their family and friends, and our staff,” said Darlene. Stromstad, FACHE, president and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, said. “Our deepest gratitude goes to Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and the Oneida County Board of Legislators for working diligently to ensure the construction of this vital parking lot.”

Among the 1,330 parking spaces, 45 parking spaces are accessible to people with disabilities and 69 charging spaces for electric vehicles. The building’s electrical service is sized to accommodate a capacity of 280 EV charging stations in the future.

The parking garage will contain five elevators strategically located to serve the hospital’s main and emergency entrances, as well as the Adirondack Bank and Nexus Centers and other local destinations. The exterior will be clad in precast concrete panels with lighting along Oriskany Street that can be programmed to coordinate with downtown events.

“This state-of-the-art parking lot is designed to serve the hospital campus, as well as greater downtown Utica,” said Matthew Lacey, principal of MARCH Associates Architects and Planners. “We have worked hard to balance the needs of MVHS and Oneida County and are confident that our design meets that challenge. We are fortunate to work with a dedicated and experienced team to achieve the ambitious goals of this parking project.

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System listens as Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente speaks. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

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Advancement of parking garage | The sun on the north side

Construction of the $10.5 million parking lot being built at Belhaven University is about a quarter complete.

“We are between 25% and 30% complete, as the current work is mainly on the foundations of the structure,” said David Sprayberry, director of public relations at Belhaven.

Walls, floors and infrastructure have yet to be built, he said.

Completion of the garage is expected “at the end of this calendar year or early next year,” Sprayberry said.

The five-story garage is being built on the existing parking lot between the Heidelberg Gymnasium and the Dr. Billy Kim International Center and in front of the Lakeview Residence. Access will be from the two entrances to the university on Peachtree Street, one entrance placing drivers on the lowest level of the garage and the other higher in the garage.

Equipped with security cameras and well-lit, the garage will be used by residential students as well as faculty, staff and commuters, said Roger Parrott, Ph.D., president of Belhaven University.

“Now that doesn’t mean there won’t be students parking on the streets,” he said. “Students will park where it’s close to where they want to go.”

A brick exterior will allow the garage to blend in with other buildings on campus, he said. Two of the five floors will be below ground level compared to that seen on Peachtree Street. “It won’t be overwhelming from the front of campus,” Parrott said.

On-campus parking has been on the university’s wish list for many years, but spending banned it until an anonymous donor provided the full $10.5 million to fund it, Parrott said.

“I was a university rector for 33 years and I never thought anyone would give money for parking,” he said. “It’s quite remarkable.”

Parrott calls the garage “a game changer” for the campus.

“It makes the best use of our land,” he said. “We’re a small campus and we can’t take everything with parking. This gives us enough capacity to ensure that we could eventually build another dormitory and possibly another classroom. »

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Wynn Hospital parking delays cause problems in Utica

Oneida County has released renderings and a site plan for the proposed Wynn Hospital parking garage in downtown Utica, but an assortment of delays will cause the structure to open several months after the hospital, causing its own parking problems.

According to information provided by the county, Wynn Hospital is scheduled to open in October 2023, but parking will not be completed until March 2024.

“It was always the intention…that the garage would open at the same time [as the hospital]Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said at a press conference outlining the plans for the garage.

Picente was joined by Darlene Stromstad, president and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, during Thursday’s reveal.

Stromstad said the hospital system is already considering plans to deal with the approximately five-month parking issues new hospital workers will face.

Other downtown parking lots and possibly shuttle employees from other areas belonging to the hospital system are in the mix.

“More to come on that,” Stromstad said. “It’s still months away.”

About the car park

The parking garage is planned to be located at Oriskany, Lafayette and Cornelia streets. All of the properties within the proposed footprint were acquired by the county, following prominent estate lawsuits.

Oneida County’s five-level parking lot will accommodate 1,330 vehicles, with approximately 1,050 spaces dedicated to hospital needs and 280 available for the general public, according to the county’s unveiling Thursday.

The site plan for the proposed parking garage for the Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica.

Stromstad said the hospital system would lease the county’s parking spaces, and Picente said there would be a cost for the general public to use the garage. Neither provided numbers.

The ground floor, along with approximately half of the second floor, will provide public parking for people visiting the hospital or other downtown destinations. Part of the ground floor will also be reserved for visitors to the emergency room.

The remainder of the second floor, as well as all parking lots on the third, fourth and fifth floors, will be reserved for hospital staff parking.

The 1,330 parking spaces include 45 handicap-accessible parking spaces and 69 electric vehicle charging spaces, according to the county.

The building’s electrical service is sized to accommodate a capacity of 280 EV charging stations in the future.

The parking garage will contain five elevators strategically located to serve the hospital’s main and emergency entrances, as well as the Adirondack Bank and Nexus Centers and other local destinations.

The exterior will be clad in precast concrete panels with lighting along Oriskany Street that can be programmed to coordinate with downtown events.

The garage will also feature an air-conditioned pedestrian corridor that connects the hospital’s main entrance to the ground floor parking lot.

A helipad that will service the emergency transportation needs of the hospital will be located above the final parking level at the top of the structure.

March Architects and Planners are managing the project, Picente said, noting that the firm has done other work for the city in the past.

“We think it complements the exceptional look of Wynn Hospital,” Picente said of the parking lot design.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. speaks during a press conference Thursday, Sept. 8 detailing the proposed Wynn Hospital parking lot in downtown Utica.  He is joined by Mohawk Valley Health System President and CEO Darlene Stromstad.

Cost increases and delays

The county saw the price associated with parking increase by $12 million this year alone. The garage will now cost $55.8 million, according to figures provided by the county.

The proposed project increased by $2 million in June due to higher than expected labor and product costs.

In February, the project received an additional $10 million increase as Utica canceled an original agreement to provide parking spaces in the Kennedy Garage, forcing the county to increase the size of the garage to accommodate an additional 350 spaces and a helicopter pad, according to correspondence between Picente and the Oneida County Board of Legislators.

Utica officials hit back in February, saying it had not backed out of providing space to Kennedy at the Mohawk Valley Health System and noted that the potential buyer of the Kennedy garage could even possibly build additional levels of parking in the garage that could be used.

The county is covering $30,900,000 of the total projected cost of the garage, with the rest covered by state and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, according to capital projects reports.

Breaking down the funding further, Picente said the county has guaranteed $30 million for the project, Empire State Development has contributed $10 million in funding from the state side, and the county will use $10 million in ARPA funding to the project.

The county has been viewing and working on plans for the proposed parking lot since 2016.

In 2018, Empire State Development awarded the $10 million award, which at the time was split into $7 million for the county and $3 million for Kennedy Garage.

The county went back and asked the state to change the award after it said Utica had opted out, Picente said.

Utica’s pushback and the need to go through the court system with eminent domain were the main issues that delayed the project, Picente said.

“We should have been in construction then,” Picente said.

Representatives from March Architects and Planners said construction at the site has technically begun, with various preliminary site works already underway.

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Completion of Wynn Hospital parking garage delayed | Local






UTICA, NY — Local officials gave a preview Thursday of what the new Wynn Hospital parking lot will look like.

The five-storey garage will have approximately 1,350 spaces, including 1,050 for the hospital and 280 for public use.

The parking garage will have five elevators as well as a pedestrian corridor that connects the main entrance of the hospital to the ground floor of the parking garage. A helipad will also be located above the final parking level at the top of the structure.







Rendering of the Wynn Hospital parking garage

Due to protracted eminent domain battles to acquire properties within the garage footprint, the completion date has been pushed back and the garage is now expected to be completed approximately five months after the hospital. The hospital is expected to open in October 2023 and the garage in March 2024.

“We will be working closely and making accommodation arrangements during this time from when Wynn Hospital opens until the garage can be ready for occupancy,” said County Executive Anthony Picente. ‘Oneida.

The car park will also include 45 spaces accessible to people with disabilities and 69 charging stations for electric vehicles. Picente says the building’s electrical service is sized to eventually accommodate up to 280 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Berkeley High parking lot will rise without an operating building

A new three-story parking lot for Berkeley High staff will be built on land on Milvia Street across from the school. Plans to place an underground parking lot and build a school district operating plant on the site were abandoned. 1 credit Credit: Supriya Yelimeli

The Berkeley Unified School District decided not to add a district operating plant to a planned parking garage project across from Berkeley High.

A three-story staff parking garage, with a rooftop tennis court, will be built on Milvia Street between Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue, and the district must find a new location for its maintenance and operation. The old district operations building in South Berkeley was deemed unsafe and closed abruptly last fall.

Plans for the parking lot and tennis court had been set out in Measure G, a $380 million school building bond passed in November 2020. The board voted in March to spend an additional $25 million in funds discretionary measure, adding the factory operations building to the $25 million parking garage project. The proposal would have moved the garage underground, below factory operations.

On Wednesday evening, the school board voted to reverse its March decision.

Facilities manager John Calise said he recommends taking the building off the table after the planning process and further studies have shown it will be costly to mitigate the environmental impact on the center. city ​​- including noise, light and air pollution – of an operations building and its vehicles.

“Mitigation strategies would reduce profitability and hamper the overall maintenance program, as well as the warehouse program for the district,” Calise said during the board meeting.

The district has yet to find another site to house its operations department. Most office work is currently taking place in a leased office building in Berkeley, while operational work is now housed in Richmond, which Calise described as the closest facility the district could find that was large enough to accommodate operations.

Calise said the facilities department had been working on finding a new site for four years, but limited space at Berkeley made it difficult.

The board also approved an additional $2.6 million for staff parking and tennis courts, bringing the total project cost to $27.5 million.

There are several reasons for the increased cost, including increased costs for supplies and labor and a more expensive system needed to dampen vibration noise from the garage. Also, due to a clerical error, the original plan only mentioned 144 parking spaces, less than the planned number of spaces. The additional funds will pay for approximately 70 additional parking spaces for a total of approximately 220 staff spaces.

Parking remains controversial

Despite the fact that plans for a parking garage topped by a tennis court were set out in Measure G, which passed with 82% of the vote, the project was rejected by some community members and directors. school boards, including Ana Vasudeo and Laura Babitt. .

During the board meeting, Babitt suggested that Calise consider buying parking spaces for the city at Berkeley’s Center Street garage, a solution that others – including members of the city’s Oversight Committee measurement G – have also proposed.

“You’re spending all this money and building this now, but we can actually use these funds and start providing parking for our teachers sooner,” Babitt said.

Calise explained that buying parking spaces is not as simple or as inexpensive a solution as it seems.

There are additional operating and maintenance costs that BUSD would have to pay the city each year from its general fund due to limits on how bond money can be spent, he said. . Also, as the downtown recovery continues, the parking lot has become busier and the garage may begin to fill up again.

School board principal Ty Alper has championed the project, which was identified as a top priority for the Berkeley High community years ago in the Measure G planning process.

Calise said he would continue conversations about the possibility of buying parking spaces from the city.

Construction of the garage is expected to begin in November 2023 and be completed 18 months later.

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Human excreta and other issues cited in Uptown Butte parking lot | Local

A lawyer who works in Butte said human feces and urine, discarded needles, litter and people sleeping or passed out have turned the Uptown parking lot into a dangerous health issue and “a blight on the city.” .

“The municipal parking structure on West Park Street does indeed need serious attention before anyone becomes ill and/or injured from the physical conditions which appear to be currently unchanged and/or tolerated here,” a writes James Dolan in a letter to Butte-Silver Bow. commissioners.

Dolan followed up his letter by addressing the commissioners directly at Wednesday night’s council meeting, saying he lives in Anaconda but works in Butte and is very concerned about parking. He is a former Dillon City Attorney and now works at the Public Defender’s Office directly east of Butte’s Garage.

“I’m here because I really care about this issue and there are too many good people in Butte,” Dolan told the commissioners. “I’m not a resident but I work here and I really care what’s going on.”

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Butte-Silver Bow general manager JP Gallagher said he and several department heads, including those for government buildings, community development, community enrichment and public works, met last week to discuss and solve the problem.

“I know the parks department already had – they were there to wash the area down because we have issues with people using it as an outside (and) inside bathroom,” Gallagher told the commissioners. “There are unsavory things happening in this parking lot.”

He said he had discussed with the sheriff’s department the possibility of patrolling the garage more often and that he and his staff were looking at security options, among other measures.

“So that has already caught our attention,” he said. “I appreciate the communication (letter) from Mr. Dolan and we are addressing these issues.”

John Schlichenmayer, one of many locals who has repeatedly called for enforcement of the county’s public nuisance and unsafe construction ordinances, backed Dolan’s claims and said the problems at the garage are nothing new. .

“It needs to be toned down,” he told the commissioners.

Construction of the parking garage was funded by taxpayer-funded bonds from the Uptown Tax Raising District and it opened in early 2018.

The need for one had been discussed for years before the county agreed to build one, largely as part of a package to keep NorthWestern Energy’s Montana headquarters in Butte. . The company offered its employees incentives to rent part of the 250 spaces.

People can pay hourly rates to park there or rent space for $40 a month. Dolan said that equates to $480 per year, but the tab comes with issues and crashes that have become more evident over the past two months.

He listed 12 in his letter, including a “pervasive smell” of urine and vomit around the bus stop area, entrance doors and stairwells, and an elevator “which seems to have been converted into public toilets” because urine and human excrement are often on the ground.

Other issues he listed include:

• Human defecation and discarded clothes in stairwells.

• Shattered and broken bottles all over the garage.

• Garbage and broken bottles scattered everywhere.

• Debris such as discarded carpets and car tires left in and around the garage many times.

• Observation of several alleged drug sales as people arrive at work.

Dolan said the conditions “pose a significant risk of public exposure to communicable diseases and blood-borne pathogens, not to mention potential exposure to controlled substances,” Dolan wrote in his letter.

He suggested a daytime parking attendant and motion-sensitive lighting as possible steps that could help.

“In short, while Butte has always enjoyed and rightfully prided itself on a certain grit and tenacity, the current state of this municipal parking structure poorly reflects the potential of Butte, America,” he said. writing.

Like Gallagher, Commissioner Jim Fisher thanked Dolan for bringing the issue to attention and said the county should consider security services or other measures to address it.

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The demolition of the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow could lead to the disappearance of 2,000 parking spaces, as the first plans have been revealed

A SERIES of images have been released showing how a regenerated part of Glasgow could evolve with the demolition of a flagship shopping centre.

The Herald can today reveal the artists’ exclusive impressions as the launch of the second stage of the consultation on the future of the Buchanan Galleries is underway.

The images show how replacing the existing Buchanan Galleries building would create more green and public spaces, street-level shops and restaurants, and better connectivity across the city.

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Owner Landsec’s vision is to replace the Buchanan Galleries shopping center with a new net-zero mixed-use urban neighborhood in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

The bold plan would see Glasgow lose 2,000 parking spaces due to a planned shopping center demolition, but it aims to encourage sustainable travel.

A sketch shows what the area might look like from Dundas Street

Landsec announced earlier this year that they were proposing to demolish the mall, which is just over 20 years old, to restore the city’s network and develop a mixed-use urban environment – an “inclusive neighborhood”.

Even before the pandemic, it was recognized that shopping habits had changed. Landsec believed the town had an oversupply of retail businesses and a different path was needed.

With strong existing transport links, including two train stations, a bus station and a metro, they want to promote active and sustainable travel as part of their future plans.

Glasgow Times: First images show how the Buchanan district could evolveThe first images show how the Buchanan district could evolve

Nick Davis, Landsec’s Senior Development Manager, said: ‘This is about removing car dependency, the 2000 space multi-storey car park will be demolished and not replaced as we want the bus, train or cycle to be predominant. The platform aspiration for us is based on sustainability and it will be a net zero carbon development. That in itself begins to elevate it to a different proposition nationally and internationally.

Landsec says it is committed to Glasgow and its future. The city could have found itself in a completely different position when it was realized that bold change was not only needed, but coming. In the past, outdated shopping centers would have been demolished, perhaps leaving a site empty, but steps are being taken now to steer Glasgow in the right direction while paving the way. Mr Davis believes the £1billion St James area, which opened in Edinburgh last year, will be the latest of the dedicated retail developments.

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Mr Davis added: “Even before the pandemic, we began to consider the future of Buchanan Galleries as a shopping destination in a city that we believe is oversupplied with retail, not necessarily downtown. but in the context of Glasgow where you got out of Braehead, Silverburn and the Fort town centres. Retail requirements also change and when we looked at this pre-covid we looked at the size and reduction in the amount of retail space and then covid came along and this structural change of retail was already underway – covid hastened this change.

“The retail sector is in a very different place. We have seen Glasgow as the Z of retail with Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argle Street – that is changing. Marks and Spencer pulled out of Sauchiehall Street and a number of retailers in the town had dual representation.

“We engaged a company called My Folio and had an idealized vision for the Buchanan neighborhood to find out what people want from regenerating a 10-acre site in the city center.

“One of the things that came out was that the city can’t rely on retail going forward. It has proven itself in the past, but the structural change in retail has begun. There is also the success of the concert halls and conference sector, hotels, all of which support the city’s economy.

Glasgow Times: A reinvented area with retail, restaurants and more public space could be consideredA reinvented area with retail, restaurants and more public space could be considered

One option was to reallocate part of the existing center to an alternative use, but there were challenges around structural capacity so the viability was not there for alternative use. This then led them to the vision of restoring the city grid.

“If we recreated the city grid and the network of streets and public spaces around the new blocks, we could keep retail, restaurants and active uses on the ground floor, the upper being a variety of uses ranging from Class A desks to technological innovations. , residential, hotels,” Davis added.

“It started a journey that has led to positive feedback about the regeneration of a neighborhood that is looking forward to the post-covid recovery of one of Scotland’s major cities.”

The project would generate 3,000 construction jobs and 10,000 permanent jobs as well as a GVA for the economy of £1.25 billion a year.

Glasgow Times: Glasgow's reliance on retail changes after pandemicGlasgow’s reliance on retail changes after pandemic

The second phase of the consultation process begins today and Landsec says it is keen to engage and hear from people, residents and businesses on their thoughts on their plans.

Mr Davis added: “The principle around creating new streets means that we can create a place and a purpose. In the master plan there is the creation of a new building or civic center and for me it is about creating a new destination in Glasgow – an exceptional destination for the people of Glasgow. This could be related to education, business or innovation and promoting the city in an international context. We benefit great traction from a number of potential operators in this space.

Among comments from the first phase of consultation was a desire for more public space rather than traditional retail, but Mr Davis said there was still potential for flagship retail stores on Buchanan Street and independent shops on a new Dundas Street towards Cathedral Street.

Glasgow Times: Improving public space key to future plans for Buchanan districtImproving public space is key to future plans for the Buchanan district

Leading architect Professor Alan Dunlop last week told the Herald of his concerns about the Concert Hall’s iconic steps with the statue of Scotland’s first First Minister nearby, overseeing Buchanan Street.

While no decision has been made on the concert hall steps, the proposals outline potential reconfiguration options to provide a more accessible entrance that would continue to serve as an outdoor gathering place for public activities and events.

On the question of where the Donald Dewar statue fits into the redesign, Mr Davis said: “I think what will prevail here will be about the quality and quantity of the public realm. What is currently a covered commercial space, when we remove the covered environment, there will be a series of streets and spaces and the public realm will be massively increased and the quality improved. Of course, there will be a place for Donald Dewar.

Details of how the public and community can get involved are available on the Commonplace website.

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2 survivors and 7 dead in a submerged parking lot in Pohang

Rescue workers carry a survivor out of the flooded underground parking lot of an apartment building in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, southeastern South Korea on Tuesday after nine residents went missing following torrential rains caused by Typhoon Hinnamnor which hit the area. (Yonhap)

Nine people were pulled from a flooded parking lot in the southeastern city of Pohang, two of them alive, with the other seven dead after being found in cardiac arrest, as the search for the remaining victims continues following Typhoon Hinnamnor.

All had been trapped in the underground parking lot of an apartment complex in Pohang, about 270 km southeast of Seoul, after driving there to move their cars amid heavy downpours caused by the typhoon.

Rescuers searched the flooded garage and pulled the nine people out of the water.

The two survivors, a 39-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, were rescued between 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, they said. The survivors remain relatively healthy.

But the other seven were rescued in cardiac arrest and later pronounced dead.

On Wednesday morning, rescuers are carrying out an operation to clear the parking lot to search for the remaining victims, but it is highly unlikely that any other survivors will be discovered, they said.

Pohang was the hardest hit by the super powerful typhoon that swept across the south of the country on Tuesday morning, submerging roads and buildings and causing landslides.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 10 people had died and two others were missing due to the typhoon, according to the central disaster prevention and security measures headquarters. Three others were injured. (Yonhap)

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Lack of parking spaces in the city of Beerwah causes traffic jams


Lack of parking spaces in the city of Beerwah causes traffic jams


posted on Sep 04, 2022 | Author Arif Rachid



Budgam, 03 September: Unauthorized parking in Beerwah town in Kashmir’s central Budgam district is causing inconvenience to commuters as it also leads to traffic jams in the area.

Locals told Rising Kashmir that due to the lack of parking spaces in the main city, people park their vehicles on the side of the road, which causes a lot of trouble for commuters.

Shabeer Ahmad, one of the residents, said people visiting shops, government offices and hospitals; park their vehicle on both sides of the road.

“Due to the increasing number of private vehicles and the lack of parking, people are forced to park their vehicles on the side of the roads, which not only creates traffic jams in the main city, but also creates many inconveniences for commuters,” he said.

Ahmad said the Municipal Beerwah Committee should take necessary action regarding this issue.

Hafsa Jan, a student, said that from the side of the hospital road, there is not a single parking space where commuters and shopkeepers can park their vehicles. Unavailability of parking spaces is the main reason why people park their vehicles on both sides of the road,” she said.

Beerwah Municipal Committee Chairman Khursheed Ahmad Bandy said the Municipal Committee is still waging a campaign against people who park their vehicles on the side of the roads.

“We have already identified no-parking areas in the city as appropriate signs have been posted at various locations around the city,” he said.

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Green Street garage opening next week, several months late

A reconstructed and taller Green Street parking garage is scheduled to open for residents, shoppers and visitors to downtown Ithaca on Tuesday, September 6, several months later than the “late fall 2021” completion date reported at the time. of the announcement of the facility’s closure date in early 2021.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Ithaca Alliance.

“Guests will find a brand new facility with ample parking close to many popular downtown destinations – the Commons, Cinemapolis, the Library and City Hall, to name a few. This garage is a critical asset to our community, and we are grateful to the City of Ithaca for leading its reconstruction and expansion,” said DIA Executive Director Gary Ferguson.

The structure will again provide parking for the nearby downtown Ithaca Marriott, and it is adjacent to the still-ongoing construction of a downtown conference center and affordable housing along the north side of East Green Street.

The nearby crosswalk allowing pedestrians to cross in the middle of the 100 block of East Green Street reopened last month, much to the relief of Cinemapolis patrons heading to the cinema and intercity bus passengers walking from the Commons to the buses from the south side of the street.

The project, which began with the garage closing at the end of March 2021, included the partial demolition of the garage. The rebuilt facility includes seven floors of parking “with an increase of 95 spaces,” according to the city of Ithaca. An “occupancy display system” will let drivers know how many spaces are available in the garage before they enter, says Eric Hathaway, director of parking and transportation for the city of Ithaca.

“The reopening of the Green Street Parking Garage is an important milestone for the City of Ithaca, Downtown Ithaca and the economic development of our community,” said Tompkins Chamber President and CEO, Jennifer Tavares. “I am grateful that the City of Ithaca and the Vecino Group were able to work together to replace this critical piece of parking infrastructure in our mall, meeting the needs of hundreds of businesses, residents and visitors.”

Six of the seven parking floors will be available for parking beginning Tuesday, September 6, and Ithaca City officials have announced that monthly parking passes will be available for purchase at the city chamberlain’s office in from Tuesday, September 13.

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Plan filed for dilapidated Bridgeport car park after delays

BRIDGEPORT — After nearly three years of insensitivity and delays that frustrated city officials, a major downtown landlord has filed plans to renovate a key parking lot available to its tenants and the public.

But Economic Development Director Thomas Gill did not celebrate on Thursday as local authorities have been pushing for the works since October 2019 and were previously told it would continue but nothing would happen.

“OPED (the Office of Economic Planning and Development) is aware and has confirmed that a building permit application has been submitted,” Gill said in an email. “We will reserve further comment until the plans have been reviewed by the building department, fire marshal and engineering department.”

Time Equities purchased the five-story parking structure between John and Bank streets, the adjacent City Trust building, the historic Arcade shopping center on Main Street and another apartment complex at 144 Golden Hill in early 2019 .

Even before that, city officials had indicated the garage’s importance to the neighborhood’s ongoing revitalization. In October 2017, Gill and his team informed city council members that Bridgeport might consider buying and renovating the facility.

The Time Equities acquisitions were initially hailed by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration as a sign of investor interest in downtown.

But by October 2019, city officials were growing increasingly frustrated with the unsafe conditions and dilapidated appearance of the parking lot. That month, Time Equities received a warning for violating Bridgeport’s scourge regulations, specifically for “concrete crumbling”.

Then in December, Time Equities reported, according to a timeline provided to Hearst by the Department of Economic Development, “that they are actively working on the issue.” By March 2020, she had erected scaffolding “to protect pedestrians from falling concrete and to carry out work,” according to the city’s schedule. But nothing more happened.

Seven months later, at the end of October 2020, Time Equities in an email told the Department of Economic Development that work would begin “in early summer 2021” and be completed “in early fall 2021”. But again, the project did not come to fruition, according to the schedule of the Ministry of Economic Development, .

Subsequently, between late November 2021 and March 2022, the fire marshal, zoning and building departments, and the state attorney all became involved, with the first three entities issuing various property offenses related to : the deterioration of the concrete decking; broken concrete falling from building; problems with emergency lighting, entry/exit signaling and other electrical equipment; stairwells clogged with trash; and the storage of unusable and unregistered boats on the first floor.

According to the city, the fire marshal’s office contacted the state’s attorney on March 4 about possible “criminal lawsuits” against Time Equities for non-response. On March 7, the state’s attorney’s office sent a “written notice” to Time Equities and on March 11, the owner’s representative met with building staff and the offices of the fire marshal and agreed to make repairs.

Then, on March 16, Diane Lord, an attorney at Willinger, Willinger and Bucci, wrote to the state attorney that Time Equities had hired an architect and structural engineer to develop plans for the parking structure and was tackling to “immediate problems” such as resolving the emergency. lighting and electrical repairs. His correspondence included a copy of the engineering plans.

But none were filed until Hearst contacted Time Equities in mid-August.

“The property has architectural and engineering plans that are finalized and is in the process of selecting a contractor to award the project to,” read an Aug. 17 email from a PR firm representing Time Equities. Inc. “He expects plans for the project to be filed with the city by the end of the week.

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Loveland City Council to vote on funding for Draper parking garage – Loveland Reporter-Herald

After a week off, Loveland City Council will be back behind the Civic Center dais on Tuesday for the first regular meeting in September.

Top of the agenda were a series of votes related to the construction of a city-owned parking lot to complete the Draper Heartland mixed-use development on Fourth Street.

The Board will also consider a request from the Centerra metropolitan districts to extend the maturity dates of some of their existing debt and to issue approximately $18 million in new debt, to fund “necessary public infrastructure projects.” “.

Elsewhere, the council will also hear a proposal from Pro-Tem Mayor Don Overcash for a road safety task force to improve the behavior of Loveland drivers.

Clothier parking garage

In its role as the Loveland Urban Renewal Authority’s board of directors, the city council voted 7-1 on August 16 to approve a deal to fund the design costs of the Draper parking garage, a five-story structure planned for the southeast corner of 5th Street and Jefferson Avenue. On Tuesday, the council will take a second vote on whether to accept the $670,000 credit.

The board will also take a first vote on a deal with Draper Heartland developer BH Developers, which details the funding for the structure.

After several months of negotiations, including two executive meetings with the city council, the city and the developer have agreed that the construction of the garage and other improvements will be financed by the proceeds of a certificate of issuance of participation, backed by the next 25 years of ownership and sales tax revenues from the mixed-use portion of the development on Fourth Street.

The developer agreed to cap total costs at $12,870,000 – $12 million in construction and $870,000 in improvements to the nearby lane and surrounding area.

The Draper Heartland project will bring nearly 100 homes and 15,000 square feet of retail space to downtown Loveland for a projected price approaching $45 million. The city will have a total of 117 public parking spaces when it is completed in 2024.

Centerra Funding

Hoping to take advantage of rising interest rates, Centerra’s metropolitan districts plan to refinance its existing debt, but they need Loveland City Council’s approval to do so.

On Tuesday, district officials will ask the board to approve a new maturity date of 2053 for about $167 million in tax-exempt bonds, issued between 2017 and 2020. They are also asking for approval of a new issue of $18.81 million, for a total “par” of $185.865 million.

According to documents in the Agenda Folder, the funds raised by this refinancing will be used for “the construction of necessary public infrastructure for the benefit of taxpayers, residents and the general public of the districts.”

Centerra recently restructured its debt in 2020.

Road Safety Improvement Initiative

In new business, Overcash plans to introduce an initiative to improve road safety in Loveland.

He proposes to create a task force made up of representatives from the Loveland Police Department, the city attorney’s office and members of the police’s Citizens’ Advisory Board.

The group would study traffic patterns in Loveland and then create a safety plan aimed at improving driver behavior and reducing accidents.

How to participate

Council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 500 E. Third St.

Comments from members of the public will be accepted in person as well as on Zoom.

Those wishing to join by Zoom can use ID 975 3779 6504 with a passcode of 829866, depending on the meeting agenda.

The meeting will air on Comcast Channel 16 and stream on the city’s website at lovgov.org/tv.

Tuesday’s agenda is available on the Loveland City Council website at lovgov.org.

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Creation of temporary parking spaces for boat trailers at the water’s edge

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CITY OF ORILLIA
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In time for the long weekend, new temporary boat trailer parking is now available in the Couchiching Beach parking lot (launch lot) off Centennial Drive in Orillia.

Due to Phase 2 of the Centennial Drive reconstruction project, boat trailer parking will be discontinued on the former Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-way. Therefore, beginning September 2 and for the remainder of the 2022 boating season, boat trailers may be parked in the Centennial boat launch parking lot. Additional temporary parking has also been made available on the west shoulder of Centennial Drive. (See key map.)

“Centennial Drive and surrounding areas are a hub of construction activity as work begins to revitalize the area in accordance with the Downtown Tomorrow plan,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “We appreciate the patience of the community and visitors as we work to make improvements to this strategic area of ​​our town and have created this temporary boat trailer parking area to provide convenient parking for boaters to access the lake. Couchiching for the rest of the season during construction. ”

A designated parking area for regular vehicles will remain available in the Couchiching parking lot (launch parking lot). Parking in the waterfront lots remains available free of charge at this time.

The City of Orillia continues to investigate long-term waterfront parking options. A waterfront and downtown traffic and parking study has been completed and is currently being reviewed by staff. The study will include parking-related recommendations for council, such as the number of parking lots, spaces and their locations, as well as parking management strategies, such as pricing, timing and availability. . For more information regarding studying or parking in Orillia, please visit orillia.ca/parking.

Phase 2 of the Centennial Drive reconstruction project includes construction of local sanitary sewers and watermains on Centennial Drive to service redevelopment in the area, construction of large underground water quality control structures stormwater to improve the quality of storm sewer disposal, the burial of power lines, and road reconstruction and realignment in the Canice Street/Centennial Drive/Mississaga Street East corridor between Brant Street East and the Front Street.

For more details on the Centennial Drive area improvements and to sign up to receive updates during the project, visit orillia.ca/centennial.

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As Santa Rosa study finds thousands of downtown parking spots sit unused, housing advocates see opportunity

‘A place to drive and store cars’

Covert, of the Santa Rosa group YIMBY, was biking downtown recently when he approached Santa Rosa Plaza and wondered what the neighborhood was like before the big mall was built. In his day job, he is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Bay Area Council, a business coalition active in economic development issues.

“It was just wrong,” he said, speaking as a citizen, of the split downtown, divided by the enclosed mall and the adjacent 101 Freeway. then you have this mall with a parking lot the size of nine football fields.

He began browsing through detailed fire insurance maps from the early to mid-1900s produced by Sanborn Map Company. The maps painted a picture of a different downtown with hundreds of homes and businesses.

This was before the 1969 earthquake which destroyed more than 100 buildings, including 13 hotels and other downtown establishments, forcing the city into a dilemma of how to rebuild its commercial core. Twelve years of controversy and 21 lawsuits followed before Santa Rosa Plaza opened in 1983.

Covert’s research found that 63% of land used for parking was once housing, and little parking was developed on open land. Dozens of storefronts, churches, a theater, bowling alley, and even the city’s tiny Chinatown on Second Street once stood where there is now a parking lot.

He wondered if Santa Rosa needed all those spaces.

The 2019 parking study and recent data confirmed what he already suspected: there is a surplus of parking downtown.

“From a land use perspective, downtown Santa Rosa is a place to drive and store cars, but I think we have one of the most exciting redevelopment opportunities in North Bay,” Covert said.

Covert said transforming city parking might be one of the easiest ways to accelerate the goal of increasing housing in the city’s urban core. The latest plan for the 720-acre downtown, approved in late 2020, aims to add 7,000 new homes by 2040, an ambitious goal that has eluded the city in the past.

According to Covert and other advocates of downtown transformation, replacing parking with housing and improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure will create a more vibrant and inviting downtown, attract more buyers and create a more large pool of employees for local businesses.

Downtown infill redevelopment can preserve green spaces, limit building in outlying areas that are at higher risk of wildfires and allow developers to increase density by building, not out, say allies housing.

Cal Weeks, policy director of Sonoma County nonprofit Generation Housing, which promotes affordable housing development, said the city should target parking if it is serious about building more housing.

Weeks and Covert said it would be best to redevelop the Third Street and D Street garages and the grounds of the former White House department store site on Third and E Streets.

The garages, which are over 50 years old, require up to $12 million in repairs. Repairing structures is not a good use of taxpayers’ money because there are so many parking spaces nearby, advocates said.

“Investing our city’s money in these structures doesn’t make much sense when there’s a more utilitarian use of these sites,” Weeks said.

A Third Street Garage redevelopment plan was halted earlier this year after opposition from the business community.

Mayor Rogers said he would like to put all properties on the table, seek feedback from developers and the community, and see what opportunities exist for redevelopment. Transforming individual lots one by one could be more difficult because the city could run into opposition like it did with the Third Street garage, he said.

That doesn’t mean the city is looking to get rid of all downtown parking lots, he said. The city will also need to determine how much parking will be needed in the future as part of that process, he said.

Business interests wary of redevelopment

Recent proposals to redevelop garages and parking lots have angered some members of the business community who fear the redevelopment will hurt downtown commerce. Downtown merchants and landlords say they are not opposed to housing, but stress that the city should be strategic in the properties it redevelops.

Bernie Schwartz, co-owner of California Luggage Co. on Fourth Street, said new homes of all income levels are needed to help revive the area, which is struggling with job vacancies and business turnover. , especially in the wake of the pandemic.

He acknowledged there was plenty of parking downtown, but noted that if some of the lots and garages closest to Fourth Street were redeveloped, it could be a problem for employees and customers. restaurants, bars and shops.

According to the parking study, three of the busiest downtown parking properties are the two Fifth Street surface lots and the Third Street Garage. (Even the garage and lot on Fifth and D Streets didn’t exceed 69% occupancy at peak times, according to the city, and while the lot on Fifth and B Streets was often between 70% and 84% full , it only has 64 spaces.)

The city should first focus on redevelopment of lots and garages outside the Fourth Street core, said Schwartz, who has operated his business downtown for 42 years.

Developer Hugh Futrell, whose company is behind a number of downtown residential and commercial projects, said while there is now excess parking, the city should be careful not to not reduce garage space.

Retailers, office tenants and residents will need the parking lot if housing is added downtown, bringing more people, said Futrell, vice president of the Downtown Action Organization, a group affiliated with the Santa Rosa Metro. Chamber which oversees a fiscal entity formed to promote downtown. The group opposed plans to redevelop the Third Street Garage.

“The surplus in the garage disappears if we achieve the objectives of our general plan,” Futrell wrote in an email.

Weeks of Generation Housing said smart parking policies would address concerns about lack of parking in the future. The city should partner with owners of private parking lots to share space or incentivize owners to rent spaces in the evenings and on weekends, he said.

Improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure would also reduce the number of parking spaces needed and cars on the road, he said.

Although the redevelopment may create noise, dust and other temporary challenges, the long-term benefits outweigh the drawbacks, he said.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and what makes downtown Santa Rosa so special, but I truly believe they’re going to see a boom in people moving downtown,” he said. he declares.

You can reach editor Paulina Pineda at 707-521-5268 or [email protected] On Twitter @paulinapineda22.

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Governor Baker in Springfield for decommissioning of Civic Center parking garage

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Monday marked an official celebration of the dismantling of the Civic Center parking lot in Springfield as they prepare to build a new one across from the MassMutual Center.

Governor Charlie Baker was in Springfield on Monday to tear down the parking sign himself with an excavator as the demolition of a new parking lot reached a new stage. The new five-story garage will include 800 to 900 parking spaces, EV chargers and an entrance area on State and Main streets providing easier access to local downtown businesses.

Delayed by the pandemic and the Calder Cup playoff season, Governor Baker said that made them take this project and make it something more: “The way they’ve changed, especially this way of creating a place and making a place, and a different entrance, and everything else, were hugely positive developments in taking this project and making it so much more than it otherwise would have been.

The $80 million project also included the purchase of the nearby parking lot. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said it would elevate what the city has to offer: “Activating Bruce Landing Way, just like Fenway. When you go to Fenway, when you go to the MassMutual Center, whether it’s to see the T-Birds or the other shows that MGM puts on, it’s going to be an activation here.

The mayor of Sarno said he plans to make announcements about how he will reuse this space.

The old garage had limited parking as the second floor as well as the roof was closed after a while. The process of demolishing the old building really accelerated this summer, with barricades blocking the construction area. The inauguration of the new garage should take place at the end of 2023.

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News in Clarksville: Shots fired at a football game, open container rules, parking and other top stories this week

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at some of the best local reporting from Clarksville Now this week.

MPs had ‘high risk’ traffic stopped after a football match was filmed: Deputies were able to quickly nab three suspects following the shootings at West Creek High School. READ MORE

The City plans to allow open containers 7 days a week in the city center: Less than a year after the rules allowing the oGutnpen container came into effect, there is a push to allow it seven days a week. READ MORE

With nearly 100 motorcycle wrecks this year, police and bikers are urging to slow down: A local safety trainer says one of the biggest dangers is turning left. Here are some of the biggest causes of motorcycle wreckage. READ MORE

Clarksville chimes in on the TBI report that shows the local crime rate is down: The figures show a drop in the crime rate over the past few years. But some locals just don’t buy it. READ MORE

The parking garage in front of the F&M Bank Arena will be completed in the fall of 2023: Here is the latest news on the parking lot that is under construction downtown next to the arena. READ MORE

A fire destroys the family home in Cunningham: Several units were dispatched to the scene of a house fire early Tuesday morning. The community intervenes to help the family. READ MORE

Schools enter 2022-23 with over 100 active student COVID-19 cases, 68 employee cases: Here’s what CMCSS is doing to help prevent the spread this year. READ MORE

Upcoming 3-way race for Mayor of Clarksville, 3 City Council races contested: The November ballot has three candidates running for mayor. Here are all the names that will be on the ballot for the city and state races. READ MORE

The teams are starting to work on exit 8 of the sports complex: Work on the Sports Complex at Rossview Road and International Boulevard is officially underway. Here are the final plans for the first phase. READ MORE

Dutch Bros Coffee opens its first location in Clarksville: They opened their first location here on Second Street, with a second on Madison Street. READ MORE

Montgomery Central running back named Clarksville Now Player of the Week: He gained 218 all-purpose yards and two rushing touchdowns on his 11 carries. READ MORE

Clarksville Academy’s Eddie Ricks III announces he will play basketball for Morehead State: Ricks, who helped lead CA to a state championship appearance in 2021, will head to Morehead State. READ MORE

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Binghamton buyers await construction of new parking garage

Now that the old city-owned parking lot on Water Street has been demolished, people who shop, work and live in downtown Binghamton are eagerly awaiting the new garage.

Gorick Construction workers began the massive demolition project on the site next to the Boscov department store a few days after Christmas.

The site of the Water Street development project on August 26, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The site of the Water Street development project on August 26, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The job of removing the deteriorating half-century-old parking structure took several months.

The property south of Henry Street has been cleared and there has been no construction activity on the site for weeks.

The site in downtown Binghamton where a parking lot and residential complex is to be built. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The site in downtown Binghamton where a parking lot and residential complex is to be built. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A 549-space car park is to be built in place of the old structure. City officials said a five-story, 122-unit apartment complex would be built above the parking lot.

When the “mixed-use development” project was announced, the total price for the parking and residential components was estimated at $48 million.

Construction of the new garage was seen as crucial in the city’s efforts to keep the Boscov store open.

The Pennsylvania-based company operates the downtown location under a series of one-year lease extensions. Boscov executives have expressed concern about the condition of the building he uses. The property is owned by the Broome County Industrial Development Agency.

The city began talks with Boscov representatives last year that could lead to the company acquiring the building.

Mayor Jared Kraham has not announced when construction of the new garage will begin. On Friday, he said he expected to be able to provide more details of the proposed Water Street development early next week.

FLASHBACK: Watch the demolition work next to the Boscov department store in April.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected] or (607) 545-2250. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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Baguio identifies 7 zones for parking structures

CITY OF BAGUIO: The local government recently identified seven areas in the city that are suitable for multi-level paid parking buildings to decongest the central business district.

Planning and Development Officer Arch. Donna Tabangin said the proposed multi-level parking buildings will either be funded by the city government or through a public-private partnership with a private group.

She revealed that one of the proposed sites where a multi-level paid parking building could be constructed is the city-owned property along Kayang Street which could meet the parking needs of officers, employees and customers. of the LGUs of the town hall offices. Another area is near the city’s public market.

At present, the local government is pursuing the upgrading of the Baguio Tennis Court, one of the features of which is the availability of more or less 80 underground parking spaces to provide available parking spaces for people visiting the area.

In addition, the local government also intends to set up another multi-level parking structure at the proposed City Creative Center site in the former area occupied by the former City Auditorium to provide residents and visitors of available parking spaces when visiting Burnham Park, the city’s premier tourist destination and other sought-after destinations in the Central Business District.

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Tabangin said the city wants to establish a multi-level parking structure along Governor Pack Road in partnership with interested investors.

The city is also offering the available portion at the rear of the Baguio Convention Center to investors who wish to partner with the local government for a multi-level parking lot that will meet visitor parking needs.


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Love’s Travel Stops Adds 57 Truck Parking Spaces to New Washington Location

Love’s Travel Stops now serves customers in Pasco, Washington, with a travel stop that opened Thursday. (courtesy Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love now serves customers in Pasco, Wash., through a travel stop that opened Thursday. The store, located at 2252 East Kartchner Street, adds 57 truck parking spaces and 70 jobs to Franklin County.

“We’re thrilled to add our seventh location to Evergreen State and provide guests with the freeway hospitality they know they’ll get when they stop at Love’s,” said Greg Love. , co-CEO of Love. “Whether it’s fresh food, snacks or coffee; today’s latest technology or just a place to stretch your legs, Love’s has the amenities professional drivers and four-wheeler customers need when they’re on the road.

The location is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

  • Over 13,000 square feet.
  • Arby’s (opening August 29).
  • 57 truck parking spaces.
  • 78 parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Five showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Fresh cooking concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to Cork’s Place Chaplaincya non-profit organization that supports bereaved children.

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The parking garage in front of the F&M Bank Arena is expected to be completed in fall 2023

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Construction of a parking lot across from the F&M Bank Arena is getting closer to start-up. During a Thursday morning meeting of the executive committee of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Board, members heard an update on the overall process and expected timeline.

The 724-space garage will soon begin construction. Before this can begin however, certain things have to happen. A six-step process was described, ranging from land acquisition to operation and management of the garage.

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Step 1: County leaders must clear the way for developers to build on land donated to the county by the Hand family. A resolution was approved by the Montgomery County Commission on August 8 allowing the project to proceed. The resolution authorizes the mayor to enter into future agreements with Riverview LLC, which will lease the land and facility upon completion of the project.

“We’re not in the parking business, so we’re looking at a partnership deal where somebody’s going to donate the land and basically we’re going to get a garage without any debt to our taxpayers,” the mayor said. of the county, Jim Durrett. at the county commission meeting on August 8.

2nd step: Officials must also ensure that sufficient funds are available for the project. In May, executives announced that the project would be funded by a $14 million grant from the state. Durrett said Thursday the county wanted to make sure the final cost matched the money provided by the state.

“Our big concern is that the $14 million is what we need to get ourselves a finished garage,” he said.

Step 3: EDC’s executive committee took another step on Thursday by approving an interlocal agreement between EDC and the property developer. EDC has agreed to manage the structure until 70 years and will oversee the annual budget. All other agreements must also be approved before construction begins.

Step 4: The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury will review the plan for spending state funds. The comptroller will review all documents related to the project, ensuring tax integrity according to state standards.

Step 5: The construction of the garage will actually take place off-site since the materials will be pre-fabricated for the project. Durrett noted that construction has been slowed due to a “backup” of company orders sinking the materials. That said, the structure should be built in less than a year. The on-site developer will be Skanska.

Step 6: The last part of the plan deals with the management and operation of the property. Durrett said that while the day-to-day operation of the garage will be handled by a private company, it is important that EDC plays a role in the management of the garage, with monitoring parking rates, for example.

“EDC’s role is really going to be more of a management role,” Durrett said.

The project could be completed as early as August 2023.

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While the garage won’t be finished until next fall, the F&M Bank Arena will be much sooner.

Officials say the arena should be complete by the end of the year, with the 6,000-seat facility set to open to the public on July 1, 2023. That means there could be some initial parking issues at the downtown with the opening of the arena before the parking lot. Once opened, the garage should alleviate these issues.

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Binghamton Post Office parking spaces blocked by new curb

Access to some parking spaces at a neighborhood post office in Binghamton is now affected by a newly installed curb.

The spaces are located on the east side of the Southview Station post office at Vestal Avenue and Mary Street.

Residents wondered if the construction of the curb in front of the parking lot had not been done by mistake.

A new curb has been installed next to the designated parking spaces at the Southview Station post office. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A new curb has been installed next to the designated parking spaces at the Southview Station post office. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Gary Loichle, who lives near the post office, took a photo of the situation when he noticed it.

Loichle said he posted the image on Facebook, noting that the sidewalk now blocks marked parking spaces next to the building. In his post, he suggested people should “call the mayor’s office and file a complaint.”

The border was not installed by mistake. In an email to WNBF News, Deputy Mayor Megan Heiman wrote: ‘As far as we know there has long been a sidewalk there but over the years it has been covered in asphalt or has caved in. The sidewalk is a pedestrian and traffic safety improvement at this intersection, planned as part of the Mary Street infrastructure works.” She sent a Google Street View image from 2012 illustrating the state of the car park ten years ago.

A 2012 Google Street View image showing the Mary Street side of the Southview Station post office. (Provided by the Mayor of Binghamton’s office)

A 2012 Google Street View image showing the Mary Street side of the Southview Station post office. (Provided by the Mayor of Binghamton’s office)

Loichle said a post office worker told him the building contractors were told the sidewalk was “not right” and “it shouldn’t have been done.”

In his response to an inquiry, Heiman wrote, “The city is investigating on-street parking options, including new handicap parking, and has contacted the postmaster to coordinate.” She added that there is also a city-owned parking lot directly behind the post office that can be used by the public.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the border “apparently was installed by mistake.”

The post office at 1213 Vestal Avenue. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The post office at 1213 Vestal Avenue on the south side of Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected]. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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Downtown parking garage sells for $29.25M | Development

Downtown Nashville’s Noel Block Garage, a five-story brick art deco building that offers structured parking and retail space, sold for $29.25 million.

The new owner of the building — commonly known as Printers Alley Garage and located at 300 Church Street – is a subsidiary of Rockbridge Capital, a hotel investment firm based in Columbus, Ohio.






Noel Block Garage seen in 2019




The seller was Pal PV Nashville, which acquired the 0.41-acre property in June 2015 for $9.25 million, Metro documents show. The entity shares an address with Palatine Capital Partners, based in New York.

The Job was unable to determine if any brokers were involved in the transaction.

Interacting with Printers Alley, Church, and Third Avenue North, the building is home to ground floor businesses Daddy’s Dog, Lonnie’s Western Room Karaoke Bar, and MJ’s Chill Spot, among others. It contains about 300 parking spaces.

As the Job reported in 2017, Palatine Capital Partners was planning a modification to the roof of the structure. It is not known if this effort materialized.

Rockbridge Capital made headlines in early 2019 when it sold the Hilton Garden Inn to SoBro for $125 million after acquiring it in 2016 for $80.2 million (read here).

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Troy’s Uncle Sam parking lot is falling apart

TROY — The Uncle Sam parking lot, a city landmark for nearly 50 years, is being demolished as Bryce Companies cleans up the site.

The development firm owned by architect David Bryce and the city have been cooperating on removing the 800-space parking garage since May. The city closed the garage in July 2021 after declaring it unsafe.

“It’s getting bigger,” Bryce said Tuesday of the demolition work. He estimated that the garage could be completely gone by the end of September.

The garage is on the north side of Fulton Street between Third and Fourth Streets. Fulton Street was closed all summer as a pedestrian walkway above, which connected the garage to the Troy atrium on the south side of the street, was removed. The street was used to access the parking garage site for the wreckers.

The sidewalk along the south side of Fulton Street remains open, said John Salka, spokesman for Mayor Patrick Madden.

“Parking restrictions are also in effect for the closed portion of Fulton Street and along the west side of Fourth Street adjacent to the parking structure,” Salka said.

It was estimated that it would take four months to complete the razing of the garage.

Bryce has proposed redeveloping Troy’s atrium to see offices replaced with apartments, but the latest proposal was withdrawn from consideration by the planning commission at its August 17 meeting. Bryce said plans for the Troy Atrium are being reviewed.

Uncle Sam’s garage was originally built by the city in 1974. Bryce purchased the garage for $2.4 million from the city in 2010. He added two parking floors to the parking structure of three floors of the time. It is estimated that the garage represented up to 18% of the off-street parking available downtown.

Plans called for replacing the garage with a 170-space surface car park.

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Market Street Parking Garage in York, Pennsylvania Tells the Story of 50 Years of Change

When the first vehicle entered York’s East Market Street parking garage in February 1969, the driver reportedly observed an unexceptional cement structure.

Its facade was marked by a piece of latticework that amounted to a failed attempt to put a Cadillac grill on a Chevy Corvair and declare it a luxury car.

But that aside, it was built to solve pressing problems. Suburban malls – the York Mall had just opened in late 1968 – siphoned off retail from the three major downtown areas: Bon-Ton, Wiest’s and Bear’s.

So the first life of many for this 53-year-old building was to serve as a symbol of convenience, providing as short a walk as shoppers would find in stores in Springettsbury Township.

There was another reason for the considerable fanfare associated with its opening. This garage of 400 vehicles offered security, and this subject was particularly present in the minds of the public. Riots had broken out in the racist summer of 1968, so the massive concrete parking lot provided protection from the violence.

Turns out parking never really had a chance to be convenient or safe. The second summer of riots broke out in July as the garage was celebrated.

Three years later, Tropical Storm Agnes severely damaged downtown. The commercial and residential flight to the suburbs that had begun in the 1960s accelerated, and the Big 3 closed their downtown stores over the next two decades.

A changing city center

That’s not to say the parking garage was unused or neglected. It served as a parking lot for the Lafayette Club and an overflow for motorists staying at the Yorktowne Hotel across the street when the hotel parking lot was full.

It received a colorful tattoo when the Murals of York program chose its west side as the site for its largest exterior panel, the 120ft by 24ft York Fair Mural.

But after 2000, something happened in downtown York that challenged the garage even more: the downtown moved a few blocks from Continental Square to the north and northwest. Upscale restaurants opened along North George, and nearby, the York County Judicial Center and baseball stadium were built.

The Arts and Market District has gained energy with its shops and galleries, with some of that foot traffic coming from the Susquehanna Commerce Center on West Philadelphia Street. Some businesses in these high-end buildings overlooking Codorus Creek once occupied premium East Market Street space. Additionally, many offices affiliated with Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff closed after the sale of its companies.

Then the day of private clubs passed, and the Lafayette Club closed. The Yorktowne was limping before closing for renovations in 2016.

Thus, the parking garage contributed to the loss of energy in the neighborhood and to the circulation of motorists and pedestrians in this part of the city centre.

This is a rendering of The Arrival Plaza, at the rear of the restored Yorktowne Hotel.  When the Yorktowne Hotel reopens this fall, vehicles will be able to access this plaza from East Market Street via a widened driveway between the hotel and York County's administrative center, the Old County Courthouse.  Here is the engineer's description after that:

The hotel takes on new life

About a decade ago, the garage got a makeover to combat an image described by a city official as “monolithic ugly”. To some degree, the upgrade negated that description, although the upgrades inexplicably did not include a rehabilitation of its deteriorated York Fair mural. It was like asking a body shop to repair the hood of a crashed vehicle and leave the damaged side as it was.

In recent years, a colorful mural has been painted on a nearby building, across from a garage parking lot. Its brightness contrasts with its fading counterpart at York Fair. Over the years, renovations have also taken away the only design flourish of the old garage: its undermaintained fish pond.

A few years ago the old garage hosted a large county chiefs rooftop party celebrating the lighting of the facade of the York County Administrative Center across the road. The Yorktowne, then under renovation, stood in ghostly darkness as the facade of the nearby courthouse lit up.

But this fall, Yorktowne will also shine brightly, as the 97-year-old landmark reopens with a coveted Hilton nameplate.

As for the garage, it had only one sad but revealing story to tell: an opening overshadowed by communal violence. A city center that has lost much of its commercial base. A business district that has deserted it for something new: stadium, judicial center and commercial towers. Then its neighbour, the old courthouse, fell in love with lighting.

The old parking lot, even with its new facade, didn’t seem like it could take a break.

The deteriorated York Fair Mural, part of the turn-of-the-century York Mural initiative, has not been restored as part of renovations to its host, the East Market Street Garage.

A new life for the garage

So far.

In this $54 million renovation of Yorktowne, designers saw the goodness in the East Market Street parking lot.

Hotel planners destroyed the unoriginal rear part of the old hotel, with its structurally deficient parking lot.

They repurposed the hotel so that the space created by the demolitions could be used for a roundabout, an area known as “The Arrival Plaza”. Motorists will use this area to check in, proceed to Duke Street and turn left to access the service road with this destination in mind: the East Market Street car park.

This old square building with a whole new life will serve as the main car park for the newly restored Yorktowne. After parking, patrons can walk through Market and enter the north end of Yorktowne with that familiar marquee and through its iconic revolving door.

The parking garage will now serve as the first batter for the Yorktowne, hitting again in the cleanup position of downtown York. How could a downtown Hilton function without nearby parking?

Interestingly, this activity comes a decade after the suburban stores that attracted downtown commercial life were dismantled or turned into malls in a bid to keep shoppers. Meanwhile, e-commerce is siphoning off business from these malls.

The parking garage outlasted those downtown retailers and might outlast their successors, the beleaguered suburban stores with their much-vaunted parking lot.

This familiar revolving door is being restored and will be used when the Yorktowne Hotel reopens this fall.

The city center is full of energy

The Yorktowne is expected to bring life and lights back to this part of town, and it has company. The Lafayette Club is now York College’s community engagement center, and the Martin Library just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The shops and galleries of Royal Square are visible from The Arrival Plaza.

A Yorktowne official said the back roundabout would create a “great sense of arrival” in the restored hotel, with its Tapestry Collection by Hilton designation.

It’s true.

And that Arrival Plaza offers something else.

New promise for an old garage.

Yorktowne4 - Kim Hogeman, Yorktowne Project Manager for the York County Economic Alliance, noted that County Commissioners had granted Yorktowne a traffic easement between the York County Administrative Center (the Old Courthouse) and the hotel to allow traffic to enter East Market Street.  Arrival Plaza at the rear of the hotel (seen under construction here).  She said:

Upcoming presentations

For those asking about James McClure’s public presentations, here are three new courses in the OLLI at Penn State York catalog (https://olli.psu.edu/york): “York County’s Growing Diverse People Come from Deep Roots ”, Sept. .19; “Iconic Images of York County and the Stories They Tell,” October 19; and “When Tropical Storm Agnes’ Wrath Hit York County,” Nov. 14.

Jim McClure is a retired editor of the York Daily Record and is the author or co-author of nine books on York County history. Contact him at [email protected]

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Waterfront Vancouver parking garage will feature 8 floors and retail outlets

A surface car park at Waterfront Vancouver will soon be replaced by an eight-story car park that can accommodate 840 cars as well as retail spaces, which are expected to be completed in 2024.

The garage will be on Block 7 of the waterfront project, abutting Grant Street, Cascade Street and Columbia Way, according to plans submitted to the City of Vancouver. The location is northeast of the RiverWest building, where Grassa opened earlier this month.

Customers will pay to park at the facility, and it will have gated access through a single point of entry and exit and will have a mix of monthly and hourly parking spaces. Once the parking structure is complete, the remaining waterfront surface parking lots will be sold to be developed in phases.

The parking garage has always been part of the waterfront plan, according to Barry Cain, president of Gramor Development, the main developer of The Waterfront Vancouver. A number of temporary surface parking lots were used during the development of the area.

“Now it’s time to do something more permanent,” Cain said. “I think people are going to really appreciate it. Instead of going to one of the four or five blocks where you can park on the surface, people will go to one place and quickly get in and out.

The garage will integrate technology: indicators to know which levels have open spaces, fast elevators and good lighting.

“I think it’s going to be a really positive thing,” Cain said.

The parking garage building will have 11,200 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The side of the building facing Columbia Way will have lower-level canopy-covered storefronts and elevator exits. The other three sides will be covered with white perforated wire mesh or black mesh.

According to planning documents, the garage will undergo a green building certification process by the Green Building Initiative, a sustainable certification that has also been used for Block 6 of the development, which contains an office building and an adjoining apartment building.

According to Patrick Quinton, executive director of Vancouver’s City Center Redevelopment Authority. The Waterfront Gateway includes four apartment, office and retail buildings, and the city plans to break ground by the end of next year.

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The hidden park atop the Kaiser Center parking lot

This is the first column in a new monthly series written by Oakland resident Liam O’Donoghue, whose journalism has appeared in outlets including KQED Arts, Berkeleyside, Open Space, KALW-FM, Mother Jones , Salon, East Bay Express and the syndicated NPR program Snap Judgement. For the past six years, Liam has explored local history through his podcast, East Bay Yesterday. We asked Liam to share stories that showcase some of the most interesting, yet underappreciated, aspects of Oakland, Berkeley, and other towns in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

I was having a terrible morning — crashing apps, looming deadlines, and a to-do list that looked like a shaky Jenga tower. After several fruitless hours of trying to get my computer to do what I wanted, the muscles in my neck felt like rusty chains. I desperately needed to recalibrate myself.

Normally when I’m stressed I go for a walk around Lake Merritt, but I always feel like I’m meeting friends there, and I wasn’t in the mood to fake a smile for light conversation . I needed a quiet oasis. Luckily, just when my eyeballs were about to explode, I remembered that Oakland had such an oasis. Now my only concern was would it be open?

I had recently read an article about the number of local POPOS (private public open spaces) that have remained closed since the start of the pandemic. These kinds of rooftop plazas and nooks have been a requirement for downtown San Francisco office buildings since 1985, spurred by fears that “Manhattanization” will deprive workers in the Financial District of a place to relax. outside. Some of the POPOS are little more than a glorified balcony or an alley dressed in hideous sculpture, but the Oakland POPOS I wanted to visit is more like a floating botanical garden.

An aerial view of the roof garden of the Kaiser Center, circa 1960.

Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources

The Kaiser Center is a curved aluminum and glass giant that has dominated the northwest shore of Lake Merritt since its construction in 1960. Although the Kaiser brand is now more closely associated with healthcare, Kaiser Industries was once a sprawling conglomerate involved in manufacturing aluminum, steel, cars and ships, as well as massive infrastructure projects like the Hoover Dam. The society’s namesake was Henry J. Kaiser, who lived near Lake Merritt for more than two decades. Kaiser overruled fellow executives, who were pushing for San Francisco or Los Angeles as the site of the company’s headquarters. Kaiser’s commitment to cementing Oakland’s status as a major business center was confirmed by the construction of this 28-story building at 300 Lakeside Drive, which was the tallest structure in Oakland at the time of its completion. Nothing in the imposing facade of the building hints at the raised greenery accessible to connoisseurs.

The rooftop garden at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, November 10, 2006.

The rooftop garden at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, November 10, 2006.

Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

After locking my bike in front, I walked up the large semi-circular driveway and entered a cavernous corporate hall. Holding my breath when I saw the security guard posted a few dozen meters away, I headed for the escalator which dropped me off at the landing of a closed bridge. It had been years since I last came here, but I felt vaguely sure I knew the route. There was no sign to let passers-by know that the Kaiser Roof Garden exists, but there was also no indication that it was closed. So far, so good.

Passing another security guard, I crossed a footpath that connected the main building to a 5-story parking lot and arrived at an elevator. Scanning the buttons, I saw that the top tier was labeled “RG” – open Sesame! Seconds later, the barren metal doors opened to reveal a leafy scene that contrasted sharply with the gleaming lobby and dark parking lot I’d walked through to get here. Stepping into this idyllic scene was almost magical.

I started by hiking the winding path which gives visitors a full tour of the perimeter of the 3.5 acre park. Flowers bloomed, birds chirped, and a double fountain in the reflecting pool tinkled softly. How dry? Not only did my neck muscles relax, but I felt like I was on vacation at a private resort. When I visited, at 1 p.m. on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, the place was practically empty. In many parts of the Bay Area I wouldn’t even leave my backpack in the trunk of a locked car, but here I was comfortable enough to lay it unattended on one of the benches. modernist stone.

A recent photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

A recent photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

Liam O’Donoghue

As a local historian I am always on the lookout for plaques and the garden did not disappoint me. Under a tree, a metal plate announced that it was “the former site of the College of the Holy Names 1868-1957”. According to Oakland Wiki, the order of nuns who established a school for girls here shortly before the transcontinental railroad turned Oakland into a boom town chose this site because it was “far out in the country , wild and overgrown, a thicket for rabbits”. and quails.

Nearly a century after nuns moved here for the bucolic vibe, a photo taken from the rooftop of the Kaiser Center shows a depressing lack of greenery in the surrounding area. As an industrialist, Henry Kaiser built his fortune on steel and cement, but, inspired by his son Edgar’s enthusiasm for the rooftop gardens of Rockefeller Center, he also recognized the civic benefit of integrating nature into built landscapes. Not to be outdone in New York, Kaiser hired local architect Ted Osmundson to design what would become the largest rooftop garden in the world at the time. Osmundson’s masterful use of gentle boomerang curves and subtle earthworks established his reputation as “the nation’s leading expert on roof gardens,” but Kaiser’s project involved much more than a pleasing aesthetics.

A recent photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

A recent photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

Liam O’Donoghue

According to former Kaiser Permanente archivist and historian Lincoln Cushing, the novelty of creating a huge rooftop garden led to a host of technical challenges. The construction team worked with the UC Davis Soil Lab to develop light soil, trees had to be planted directly above the supporting structural columns, and wheeled equipment was used to reduce the constraints. Unlike San Francisco’s Salesforce Park, a 5.4-acre rooftop garden that was temporarily closed less than two months after it opened due to structural flaws, Kaiser Garden has held firm since the Kennedy administration.

I also learned from Cushing that the garden has hosted events ranging from fashion shows to jazz concerts over the years. The structure the garden sits on originally housed a department store as well as a parking lot, but the store has long since disappeared and the space is now partially occupied by a coworking space and an engineering company, although that none seem to welcome an audience. events on the Kaiser side of the roof, as the department store once did.

On my second round of the garden, I noticed three maintenance workers standing near a small wooden bridge that spans the pond, so I went to introduce myself. The guys told me the rooftop had been quiet throughout the pandemic because so many Kaiser employees were still working remotely, and they agreed with my assessment that most non-employees who strolling down the street probably have no idea that this peaceful refuge exists. After praising their method of keeping the park neatly trimmed (but not overly maintained), I asked if their work presented any challenges. They immediately launched into a chorus of complaints about the disorderly and intrusive population of Canada geese, which have been an unwanted presence in the vicinity of Lake Merritt since an ill-advised naturalist imported a flock more than a year ago. half century. One of the workers (who preferred to remain anonymous) suggested to me that “it should be legal to kick a goose”, before returning to the Sisyphean task of skimming bird poo out of the pond with a pool net.

A photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

A photo of the Kaiser roof garden.

Tom Fox/Courtesy of the Cultural Landscape Foundation

On my last lap, I snapped a few photos of Oakland’s ever-changing skyline. There are currently far fewer construction projects than in the pre-pandemic boom years, but a few cranes were still erecting towers, some of which may follow the recent trend of high-end residential buildings in Oakland with PONOPES (Private Owned Not Open to the Public Ever Spaces), a term I just coined to describe all the new pool decks and elevated lounge areas that most of us ground dwellers will never catch a glimpse of.

This thought immediately reminded me of an article I had just read about how San Francisco’s POPOS marquee, the aforementioned Salesforce Park, will soon be supposed to be the home of a “private NFT-based restaurant and club” charging 300 $000 for the most elite level of membership. Just as I felt the muscles in my neck begin to tense again, I felt a whiff of lavender waft towards me in the gentle breeze off the bay. In the distance, I saw the ever-present midsummer fog rolling over the headlands of Le Marin. Then I looked down and noticed the light purple flowers giving off that lovely smell. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and prepared to head back down to the streets.

Liam O’Donoghue is the creator and host of East Bay Podcast Yesterday. You can find information about the show and its upcoming events/tours at eastbayyesterday.com

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700 parking spaces delivered to commuters in Western Sydney

Public transport commuters in Sydney’s booming North West should benefit from the recently completed Schofields Station commuter car park.

Minister for Transport, Veterans Affairs and Western Sydney, David Elliott, said the project had provided 700 additional parking spaces for commuters as well as 15 new dedicated accessible parking spaces and six motorbike spaces.

“Car parks like this at Schofields not only help make taking public transport even easier and more convenient for commuters, but also help reduce congestion on the roads.

“The 305 spaces delivered today are great news for the growing number of residents of Schofields and surrounding suburbs, following the completion of 395 new spaces last month.

“A total of 398 people worked 61,030 hours on the project, pouring 1,100 square meters of concrete and laying 1,574 tonnes of asphalt to deliver a modern and accessible parking station. 700 square meters of recycled mulch were also used and 99 earthmoving machines were put to use.

“Commuters in Schofield now have safe and reliable 24-hour parking to access public transport. This car park includes CCTV coverage, lighting, fencing and wayfinding to help customers navigate the car park safely and additional facilities for motorcyclists and those requiring accessible spaces,” said Mr. Elliott.

The project was carried out as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park scheme, which provides more convenient access to public transport at major interchanges. The New South Wales government has provided more than 13,000 spaces for commuter cars across Sydney since 2011, with around 5,000 more spaces under development.

Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly said the new commuter parking lot was developed to accommodate the district’s growing population.

‘I am pleased that we have been able to offer an additional 700 spaces for commuters at Schofields station,’ Mr Conolly said.

“It will make life easier for those who travel by train to and from work every day.”

The installation of floating Park&Ride barriers is also planned to free up more space for those traveling by public transport. Opal card-operated boom barriers will allow parking until 6 p.m. when customers use a public transport route.

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Study finds increased demand for parking spaces in downtown Oswego – Shaw Local

Demand is on the rise for parking spaces in downtown Oswego.

It is one of the findings of a study by the village’s community development department which will be presented to the village council for discussion at its next full committee meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday August 23 at the Village Hall, 100 Parker’s mill.

In a memo, Rod Zenner, director of community development for the village, noted that a count of parking spaces conducted by the department on July 29 found that the 1,295 parking spaces located throughout the downtown area had an overall average occupancy rate of 30.36%, an increase from the 26.18% average occupancy rate found in an earlier study carried out in May last year.

The number of parking spaces of 1,295 includes 832 public spaces and 463 private spaces.

“Overall, the Village has seen a 5% increase in average parking demand and peak parking demand over the past year,” Zenner wrote.

Zenner attributed the increase in demand to “additional downtown residential occupancy and an increase in the number of (downtown) restaurants since the last survey” (in 2021).

Zenner noted that the study found that the block bounded by Main, Washington, Van Buren and South Adams streets had the highest percentage of parking spaces used throughout the one-day study at 72%. of places occupied at 5 p.m.

“This block experienced a higher occupancy percentage because it had occupancy percentages between 57% and 72% from noon to 7 p.m. This was likely due to the fact that three restaurants were located on this block alone (113 Main , Dairy Barn and La Marimba),” Zenner wrote.

The public parking lot built as part of The Reserve at Hudson Crossing six-story apartment and commercial and residential development on the northeast corner of Washington Street (Route 34) and Harrison Street had an occupancy of between 26% and 37%.

Zenner noted that the majority of available parking spaces downtown are available in the parking garage and noted that motorists may find it more convenient to use next year.

“One of the challenges for customers to park in the garage is the need to cross Washington Street at Harrison or Main. This challenge will be met with the installation of traffic lights with pedestrian control at intersections next year,” he wrote.

Zenner also noted that there is potential for several additional public parking spaces near the intersection of Main Street and Van Buren Street.

“Currently there are five spaces diagonally near the corner, as well as room for four or five additional cars along the edge of Van Buren. However, there are a considerable number of identified spaces which are located in the right-of-way but which have historically been used only for private parking,” Zenner wrote, adding, “Staff are working with landlords on Van Buren between Madison and Adams (streets) to add up to 45 additional public parking spaces through easement agreements.

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Marking of parking spaces begins in twin cities of Yamunanagar-Jagadhri : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Yamounanagar, August 21

In a bid to streamline the parking facilities in the twin towns, the Municipal Corporation Yamunanagar-Jagadhri (MCYJ) has started marking the parking spots on the roads here.

Several traffic jams

Due to the lack of adequate parking spaces, people randomly park their vehicles on several roads in the twin cities, causing traffic jams. Therefore, the authorities should solve this problem in these areas as a priority by providing parking places. Anil Kumar, resident, colony teacher

Park where designated or face the action

People will park their vehicles only in marked places. Once the marking is completed, action will be taken against those who park their vehicles on the roads instead of parking them in the designated places. With the marking of parking spaces, traffic and parking systems will improve in the twin cities. Dheeraj Kumar, Additional Commissioner, MCYJ

Yellow lines are drawn by MCYJ officials in several places.

MCYJ authorities have warned that if anyone is caught parking their vehicle outside the designated parking spot, action will be taken against them.

Dheeraj Kumar, Additional Commissioner of MCYJ, said under the leadership of Ayush Sinha, Municipal Commissioner of MCYJ, that the parking space marking work is underway in the twin cities.

“We want to improve the parking system of Yamunanagar and Jagadhri. So, the MCYJ has started the marking of the parking spaces on the roadsides,” said Dheeraj Kumar. According to reports, the marking work was done by drawing yellow lines at Civil Line areas, Municipal Corporation offices in Yamunanagar and Kanhaiya Chowk, Sector 17 Market in Jagadhri, Govindpuri Road, Mini- secretariat, the two nursing homes, the City model and other places.

Also, tagging is done in areas near community centers, malls, government offices, major markets, stadiums, bus stops, movie theaters, banks, malls and other places in the twin towns.

According to reports, there are traffic jams every day due to random parking in a number of areas including Railway Road, Workshop Road, Govindpuri Road and several other roads.

“Due to the lack of adequate parking spaces, people randomly park their vehicles on several roads in the twin cities, causing traffic jams. Therefore, the authorities should solve this problem in these areas as a matter of priority by fixing the parking places,” said Anil Kumar, a resident of Professor Colony, Yamunanagar.

Dheeraj Kumar further said that people would not be allowed to park their vehicles outside the designated spaces.

“People will park their vehicles only in marked places. After the marking, action will be taken against people who park their vehicles on the roads instead of parking them in the designated places. With the marking of parking spaces, traffic flow and parking systems will improve in the twin cities,” said Dheeraj Kumar.

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Parking garage builder creates 200 jobs in Belle Glade and lands his 1st job

BELLE GLADE – After a year of construction, employees are mixing the first batches of concrete at a 140,000 square foot industrial complex that opened this month in Belle Glade, where the Glades Correctional Facility once stood .

One day soon, this concrete will make its mark in Boca Raton as part of a technology center parking lot.

Local officials hailed the start of production at the Finfrock plant off Orange Avenue Circle near Lakeside Medical Center as it will bring more than 200 jobs to one of Palm Beach County’s areas with the highest unemployment rates.

“There are a lot of people out there who need jobs,” said Belle Glade Mayor Steve B. Wilson. “It will be a tremendous economic driver for our community.”

A parking lot designer and builder, Finfrock bought the 93-acre Gateway Commerce Park industrial site in 2021 for $36 million to build a precast concrete manufacturing plant and offices. About 65 people work there.

“This is the largest economic development project in the Glades area,” said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board.

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Smallridge says the company will hire for a variety of manufacturing and administrative positions that will pay competitive salaries above the area’s median household income. His office predicted the facility would have an economic impact of $242 million in the Glades, a largely agricultural region along the shores of Lake Okeechobee.

“This project will attract additional manufacturing operations, as well as small ‘family’ businesses that will establish a location in order to provide services and goods,” Smallridge said.

A crew from Finfrock's Belle Glade plant works on parts of a parking lot for the Boca Raton Innovation Campus technology park.  This is the factory's first assignment since agreeing to relocate to the western city of Palm Beach County in 2021.

Economic recovery project in the Glades

Apopka-based Finfrock has been instrumental in building structures across the state, including Boca West Country Club, Bradenton Judicial Parking Garage and Aventura Hospital. He also oversaw the construction of residential buildings and hotels in central Florida.

“They built a factory in Belle Glade to fabricate the structures and then transport them to projects in South Florida,” said Smallridge, whose agency helped lure the company to Palm Beach County and conclude the agreement for their expansion.

Two years ago, Smallridge heard that Finfrock executives wanted a manufacturing plant to produce concrete in South Florida and knew she had to make them an offer.

“Have you ever thought about setting up your facility in a place called Belle Glade?” Smallridge asked them in 2020 when they visited. No one had heard of the area.

“Just give us a chance,” she pleaded.

That day, they toured the city and visited the industrial facility. Two years later, the first concrete bags made at the complex are used to build the Boca Raton Innovation Campus technology park parking lot.

Company CEO Allen Finfrock said production at the Belle Glade plant gives them the efficiency to meet project deadlines.

“Our extensive experience building parking garages across the country also allows us to leverage our knowledge and provide clients with beautifully planned and executed structures that will stand the test of time,” Frinfrock said.

The business expansion received the “Rural Deal of the Year” award from the Florida Economic Development Council. Smallridge said it’s the most rewarding project she’s worked on in her 35 years of economic development in Palm Beach County.

A mixer truck at Finfrock's Belle Glade plant pours cement for part of a parking lot at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus technology park.  The plant is expected to create 250 jobs in the western county town of Palm Beach over the next decade.

Project to stimulate economic development in The Glades

An hour west of West Palm Beach, Belle Glade has a long history of economic hardship. The coronavirus pandemic has affected its people disproportionately, as most work in the service and agricultural sectors.

The opening of the Finfrock manufacturing complex, Wilson said, is a victory for both the company and the underserved residents of The Glades.

He said this will help the community recoup the 200 jobs lost when Glades Correctional closed in 2011. He is looking forward to seeing the company hire local residents and hopes this will grow and attract more businesses to Belle Glade .

“Agriculture is the main force, but we are diversifying,” the mayor said. “We feed the country, and now we will provide the materials for people to build.”

Valentina Palm covers Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee and other western Palm Beach County communities for The Palm Beach Post. Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ValenPalmB.

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The controversy over parking spaces

How will the Supreme Court’s decision that developers not be allowed to sell “stilt parking spaces” impact consumers?

How will the Supreme Court’s decision that developers not be allowed to sell “stilt parking spaces” impact consumers?

The story so far: The question of whether parking spaces on stilts are equivalent to “garage areas” and the use of spaces allocated to them by developers for other purposes has been a recurring question in recent times. A few years ago, the Supreme Court of Nahalchand Laloochand & Co. Ltd. v Panchali Co-operative Housing Society Ltd.., dismissed the appeal of the developer, Nahalchand Laloochand Pvt Ltd, challenging the Bombay High Court ruling that under MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act) a builder cannot sell parking spaces in the area on stilts as independent apartments or garage. The Apex Court decided the four main arguments in the case (i) whether a free-standing “garage” is an “apartment” within the meaning of section 2(a-1) of MOFA; (ii) whether the parking space on stilts/open parking space of a building regulated by MOFA is a “garage”; (iii) if the answer to the above questions is negative, then the question was whether the parking spaces on stilts/open parking spaces in such a building are part of the “common spaces and facilities” and (iv) what are the developer’s rights vis-à-vis the company (apartment buyers) for open parking(s) / parking(s) on stilts. All these questions have been examined in the light of the legal provisions in the present judgment.

What constitutes an “apartment” under MOFA?

Section 2(a-1) of MOFA defines an “apartment” as a collection of separate, self-contained premises used or intended to be used for the purposes of residence, office, showroom, etc. for the operation of any industry or business (and includes a garage), the premises forming part of a building and comprising an apartment. This means that even if there is a shared sanitary, washing or bathing facility between two sets of premises, each set of premises is deemed to be separate.

What did the Court decide?

The Court, interpreting the phrase — “and includes a garage” — said it should be read with “the whole of the premises” and not with the uses. He also observed that the statutory definition of “apartment” must be interpreted taking into account the intention of the legislator and the context of the law. If the “garage” (or a garage itself) was intended by the legislator to be an “apartment” within the meaning of Article 2(a-1), it could have been conveniently translated by the use of l ‘or garage’ after the word ‘business’ in the same breath. Rather, the bracketed phrase is indicative of the legislative intent to include a “garage” as an accessory or attachment to an apartment that satisfies the ingredients of Section 2(a-1).

What has the SC ruled on stilt parking?

In deciding the second assertion, the SC again determined that parking spaces on stilts are not garages. He stated that the term “garage” was not defined in MOFA and therefore the SC interpreted the term “garage” as used in Section 2(a-1) to mean general, or as an ordinary cautious flat buyer would think. of this term. A “garage” is a place with a roof and walls on three sides. It does not include an unclosed or uncovered parking space. This means that the words “covered/open garage” cannot replace the true meaning of the term “garage” in section 2(a-1). In fact, none of the MOFA provisions consider “open garage” to refer to an “apartment” or an appurtenance/attachment to an apartment. It would be impossible for an ordinary person to think that buying an open-air apartment with space for parking motor vehicles is a garage. There is no uniform definition of a garage but certainly not every motor vehicle parking space is one. A construction without a roof could not be described as a garage.

Regarding the third argument, are the parking spaces on stilts part of the common area or facility?

The Supreme Court challenged the High Court’s view. The Supreme Court adopted the definition of MOFA Section 3(f) which defines “common spaces and facilities”. The Court expressed the view that in the event that the open/stilt parking space is treated as part of the “common areas”, each apartment purchaser will have to bear the proportionate cost, although he may not not be interested in such a parking space. Also, it is not necessary that all apartment buyers actually use all “common areas” and facilities. Third, the relevant test is whether that part of the building is normally used in common. The Court, however, relied on the same view that an open parking area or part on stilts usable as a parking space is not a “garage” and therefore cannot be sold independently as an apartment or with an apartment.

MOFA mandates the promoter to describe “common areas and amenities” in the ad. If a developer does not fully disclose common areas and facilities, they do so at their own risk. The parking spaces on stilts would not cease to be part of the common areas and facilities simply because the developer did not describe them as such in the advertisement and the agreement with the buyer of the apartment.

What are the rights of a promoter vis-à-vis the company with regard to parking spaces on stilts?

It was argued that the developer’s right to dispose of the parking space on stilts is a matter within the realm of the developer’s contractual, statutory and substantive law. The Supreme Court said that this argument could not be accepted because it had already denied this assertion that “parking space on stilts” is not covered by the term “garage” let alone an “apartment” and that it is part of the “common spaces”. In its opinion, the SC found that MOFA restricted the developer’s rights in a building or block being constructed for the purpose of providing apartments. The developer does not have the right to sell any part of a building that is not an “apartment” within the meaning of Article 2(a-1). The developer is not permitted to sell ‘stilt parking spaces’ as they are neither ‘apartments’ nor attachments/fittings or attachment to an ‘apartment’. The resulting judgment rejected the four claims and arguments of a real estate development company that was going to sell garages/parking lots on stilts as separate apartments to owners who intended to use them as parking lots.

GSBajpai is Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab, where Sangeeta Taak is Assistant Professor

The essential:

  • The Supreme Court of Nahalchand Laloochand & Co. Ltd. v Panchali Co-operative Housing Society Ltd.., dismissed the appeal, challenging the Bombay High Court’s ruling that under MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act), a builder cannot sell parking spaces in the stilt area as a apartments or garages.

  • The SC has determined that parking spaces on stilts are not garages. He stated that the term “garage” was not defined in MOFA and therefore the SC interpreted the term “garage” as used in Section 2(a-1) in a general sense. A “garage” is a place with a roof and walls on three sides. It does not include an unclosed or uncovered parking space.

  • The Court stated that open/stilt parking spaces should be treated as part of “common areas”.

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Aldi will provide 764 bicycle parking spaces for customers by the end of the year

Today, Aldi Ireland announced that it will provide 764 bicycle parking spaces to its customers by the end of the year, across the country.

The discounter pointed out that it currently offers cycle parking in the majority of its 150 Irish stores.

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director at Aldi, said: “We are committed to enabling Aldi shoppers to make healthy and active lifestyle choices by ensuring that those who wish to cycle to our stores have the best facilities available.

Dublin Cycling campaign

The most recent survey by independent cycling advocacy group Dublin Cycling Campaign rated Aldi as having the ‘best bike parking facilities of any supermarket in the capital’.

David Timoney of the Dublin Cycling Campaign said: “In our 2020 supermarket cycle parking survey, Aldi came out on top, with 52% of its stores rated as having ‘good’ cycle parking facilities.

“Cycling to errands is a simple way to reduce traffic on our roads, reduce carbon emissions and keep us active. The key factors that allow more people to do their shopping by bike are more secure bike parking, more space for cargo bikes and locating bike parks closer to store entrances.

“Global” sustainability strategy

According to Aldi, the decision to introduce more bicycle parking spaces in its store network is part of the company’s “overall” sustainability strategy and aims to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Aldi also said it plans to invest 320 million euros over the next three years in opening 30 new stores nationwide.

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VIPA pays 20% of the CEKA parking garage terrace

While VI Port Authority officials said they were thrilled to celebrate the second major concrete pour at the Cyril E. King Airport Parking and Transportation Center in St. Thomas – enough to cover about 20% of the second floor deck – what they talked about most is the impact the project has had on the community and how it fits into a larger vision of territory-wide economic development.

AT Construction is the prime contractor for the Parking and Transportation Center, which advanced on Tuesday with its second major concrete pour. (Source photo by Christopher McDonald)

At a press conference held at the venue on Tuesday evening, VIPA executive director Carlton Dowe said the center, which has been put on an accelerated construction schedule, is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. Funded by a $20 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration and $6.8 million in local funds, Dowe said it is expected to add 561 parking spaces to CEKA, including floors and amenities that are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and sustainable features such as electric car charging stations, which were not initially considered in the plans.

By contrast, with 171 spaces, VIPA’s recently built parking structure at the Red Hook Ferry Terminal fetches about $140,000 per month, which means, according to Dowe, that within a six-year window, VIPA would have “already cashed in.” what we paid”. to build it. The calculations were one driver of a similar investment at CEKA, which Dowe says is even busier.

“This parking lot is used to bring in over $1 million a year, and our finance team said with the additional spaces, we should see about three times that on an annual basis, possibly up to $4 million. dollars,” Dowe explained. “So in about three years or less, we should already be seeing a return on investment” from the $6.8 million in local funds.

The center is expected to be completed by summer 2023, according to VIPA officials. (Source photo by Christopher McDonald)

Rental car locations currently located in the airport by baggage claim will also be moved to the Parking and Transportation Center, freeing up more space inside for vendors or kiosks.

The big picture, however, Dowe added, is that the project has given some of the port’s younger engineers the chance to learn from more experienced professionals – including VIPA chief engineer Dale Gregory – and to take on additional responsibilities. Speaking on Tuesday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. added that the structure is also part of a larger vision to improve the territory’s infrastructure, which in turn improves the daily experience of residents and the tourist experience of visitors to stimulate further economic growth.

Bryan spoke about other port projects – the Gordon Finch Molasses Pier, which officially opened in June in St. Croix, as well as improvements to the departure lounge at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport – which will are adding to the tourism product, coupled with the opening of hotels like Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in late fall/early winter and the 80-room hotel on the Cay in St. Croix which, according to him, will be put online.

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Valparaiso prepares Lincolnway for parking | News from Valparaiso

VALPARAISO – The northeast corner of Lincolnway and Morgan Boulevard will soon be ready for the Lincoln Highway Garage.

The four-story structure will be located across from the planned Linc apartment complex, a project that will eventually include 121 units in three separate four-story buildings.

The Lincoln Highway Garage is intended to meet existing downtown parking needs while creating sports for Linc residents. The city finalized the size of the 354-space garage after completing a $19,700 downtown parking study.

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The garage will be built in conjunction with the first phase of the Linc. Construction will begin this fall and will likely be completed in the spring of 2024.

During a Thursday afternoon redevelopment commission meeting, Valparaiso engineering director Michael Jabo provided an update on the construction of the garage. The city has approved a demolition bid for the existing structures at 302, 304, 306, 307, and 309 Lincolnway as well as 58 Jefferson. Awarded to C. Lee Construction, the bid was $180,146.

Some of the demolition will begin in early September, while others will have to last until early October.

One hundred and twenty-one spaces in the garage will be reserved for residents of Linc. Another 79 will be “flexible” spots, meaning Linc residents will only use the spots in the evening. Hageman, the Linc developer, will pay for the upkeep and upkeep of the locations specifically reserved for tenants.

Although the design for the garage has not been finalized, Jabo said the goal was to make the facade of the building look like storefronts.

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Parksville Council considering more parking spaces near City Hall

Parksville Council hopes to create more parking spaces near the Parksville Civic and Technology Center (PCTC).

Com. Mark Chandler said he brought the notice of motion because there was a shortage of spaces and he believed the location would work well for staff parking.

Chandler’s motion directs staff to begin the process of converting part of the land behind the building, next to Stanford Place, into an official parking lot. The motion also involves consideration of moving or replacing commemorative plaques and trees affected by the process.

“And therefore not having our building staff and people in that area having to move to other concentrated areas where other people are parking,” he said.

Com. Marilyn Wilson said she would prefer to have a staff assessment on the matter. She added that this could wait until the city’s transport plan is drawn up in 2023.

Com. Adam Fras said the parking issue is affecting nearby businesses and the council has received emails from people who work downtown and get parking tickets because they were forced to change where they parked. park.

A similar motion was defeated by the board in 2020.

“It’s a motion that needs to be reintroduced because we’re dealing with something that very few cities are dealing with,” Chandler said. “And that’s that city staff in most cities have parking right next to their facilities and we don’t.”

Several council members pointed out that the municipal staff is very busy and does not currently have time for additional projects.

Com. Doug O’Brien said he would rather see the shortage solved by introducing corner parking on Weld Street, Craig Street and Harrison Street, rather than removing green space.

Chandler’s motion passed with Wilson, O’Brien and Coun. Teresa Patterson opposed it.

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Honeymoon couple discover stolen Kia in Milwaukee parking lot

Thieves targeting a Milwaukee parking lot leave some customers with their parking slip and car keys, but no car. WISN 12 News heard at least two people outside the parking lot at 9thStreet and Juneau Avenue who went to retrieve their car, only to find it missing from the garage they thought was secure. This is the same parking lot in the Brewery District that WISN 12 News reported earlier this month had seen break-ins and car thefts. Then the president and CEO of Interstate Parking Co., the company that owns the parking lot, told WISN 12 news that they have 24-hour security, a 24-hour alert system on 24 and cameras that connect directly to the Milwaukee Police Department. But even all of these measures couldn’t stop the thieves from stealing one man’s 2013 Kia Optima. AJ Escajeda told WISN 12 News that he and his wife were visiting Milwaukee for their honeymoon when their marital bliss was cut short Sunday morning. It was supposed to be safe in there, that’s why we chose this place. It was supposed to be safe, but it’s not. Nothing is certain in that apparently,” Escajeda said. Escajeda said he saw three other theft victims contact police about stolen vehicles from the same garage. Interstate Parking Sunday had no comment. , but that these would not be installed for three to six months.

Thieves targeting a Milwaukee parking lot leave some customers with their parking slip and car keys, but no car.

WISN 12 News heard at least two people outside the parking structure at 9thStreet and Juneau Avenue who went to retrieve their car, only to find it missing from the garage they thought was secure.

This is the same parking lot in the Brewery District that WISN 12 News reported earlier this month had seen burglaries and auto thefts.

Then the president and CEO of Interstate Parking Co., the company that owns the parking lot, told WISN 12 news that they have 24-hour security, a 24-hour alert system on 24 and cameras that connect directly to the Milwaukee Police Department.

But even all of these measures couldn’t stop the thieves from stealing one man’s 2013 Kia Optima.

AJ Escajeda told WISN 12 News that he and his wife were visiting Milwaukee for their honeymoon when their marital bliss was cut short Sunday morning.

“We thought it would be a good trip. We had a great weekend, we came to get our car. No more car. It was supposed to be safe in there, that’s why we chose this place. It was supposed to be safe, but it’s not. Apparently nothing is safe in there,” Escajeda said.

Escajeda said he saw three other theft victims contact police about stolen vehicles from the same garage.

Interstate Parking Sunday had no comment.

About two weeks ago, the head of the company told WISN 12 that they would be adding more secure fencing and garage doors, but these would not be installed for three to six months.

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Butler County ‘Stone Age’ parking garage automation project slows

Aug. 13—Butler County has been struggling for some time to fully automate what commissioners have dubbed their “Stone Age” garage, and it now looks like the system won’t be up and running until the end of the year.

Commissioners approved spending $200,000 in January to fully automate the five-story garage that is connected to the Government Services Center, making it a 24/7 operation. Officials hoped the The new system would be operational this summer, but Chris Hacker, the county’s director of assets, procurement and projects, said that would likely be the end of the year.

County Administrator Judi Boyko said they were unwilling to roll out the system until they were sure it would work properly.

“The system is pretty much engineered and designed and they built it,” Boyko said. “We are currently working on the app. There is an app that needs to be used for our monthly parking lots and I want to fix these bugs before they go live.”

The 600-space garage currently operates as a cash-only, pay-at-the-door system. Proposals over the years to automate the garage, make it more user-friendly, and generate income from community events several years ago ranged from $100,000 to $400,000.

Hacker said the monthly parking rate of $35 for the rooftop and $40 for the interior spaces will not change, but “there are ongoing discussions regarding the daily rate structure” which is a maximum of 6 $.50. Jurors, law enforcement and firefighters from county jurisdictions and others park for free.

There were two part-time mechanics who collectively earned $31,000.

The full time parking attendant will always be there to “troubleshoot” and make sure everything is running smoothly. Some people noticed that the doors were sometimes closed because there was no one to man the booth.

Boyko said that when the tenders were away, Mark Gadd, the former facilities manager who is now the special projects coordinator, took over the booth. Hacker said there were times when no one was available.

“Parking staff responsibilities extend beyond just in-cab pickups, and as such there may be windows of time when they need to leave the cab to complete these necessary tasks/missions,” said said Hacker. “However, we do provide coverage if/when absences exist, whether planned or unplanned.”

The commissioners said from the start that the automation project should have a decent return on investment. Boyko said the county estimates a “five-year return on investment based on the cost of automation, revenue growth and cost reduction.” She said she expects revenue to grow by about 18-20%, or about $35,000 a year.

Entertainment and events have ramped up significantly in Hamilton since the county began discussing automation, such as the giant Spooky Nook sports and convention site that is under construction. Thus, the county will be able to capitalize on the increase in paid parking on weekends.

Entrance and exits will be identical, except that there will no longer be a garage attendant on Court Street. There will be a pay station that accepts cash or credit in the first floor garage lobby and another inside the GSC near the breezeway that connects the two buildings on the second floor.

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Central seniors paint parking spots for fundraiser | Local News

This year, Hopkins County Central High School seniors had the chance to raise funds for the Graduation Project, while sprucing up the central parking lot and expressing their creativity by painting their assigned parking spots at school.

Gracie Jarvis, a senior from Central, said she had been considering asking permission to decorate the parking lots for about a year.

“I thought it would be fun to do it this year,” she said. “I like to spark new things, especially since it’s my last year in high school and you only have one high school experience. I wanted it to start having fun.

Jarvis said since COVID-19 started during his freshman year in high school, it was a more normal way to start the year compared to previous years.

“We haven’t really had a normal start to the year,” she said.

Jarvis said she pitched the idea to Principal Michael Zimmer over the summer as a fundraiser for Project Graduation, which takes place at the end of the year. She said he told her to prepare a presentation that he could take to the superintendent for his review.

Zimmer said Jarvis created a Google Slide presentation that talked about dates and times, what would happen if something went wrong, and how to clean it up at the end of the year.

“There are a lot of things that had to go into it,” he said. “It gave him a good experience.”

Jarvis said there were about 20 seniors who attended. They charged $20 per person and received a donation of 20 gallons of paint from True Value.

She said she was proud of the number of people who participated; she hadn’t expected so much.

“When the idea came up, I was afraid people wouldn’t do it because it would take too long or they didn’t want to spend too much money on it,” Jarvis said. “When we got the paint, a lot more people decided to do it because they didn’t have to spend the extra money on the paint.”

She said the painting is supposed to last until the end of the year according to what she was able to find out. It has already rained several times and the paintwork is still intact.

“Hopefully it lasts the rest of the year,” she said.

Both Jarvis and Zimmer said how impressed they were with the creativity of the students who participated.

“I was extremely impressed with a lot of them, the detail, the shadows, the perspective on some of them,” Zimmer said. “I was really impressed that they did this in a parking lot.”

Jarvis said some students spend hours in their parking spot trying to make it look perfect.

Zimmer said the other students were so impressed with the creativity that he asked a few other students to participate.

“I told them if they could have 10 to 15 more kids, we could have another weekend and open the door for them to come out and paint their place,” he said.

Jarvis said there was so much interest in how they were able to accomplish the fundraiser that she overheard a student at Madisonville North Hopkins High School considering asking her principal to do the same. thing.

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Center Wheeling Parking Garage Demolition Recommended | News, Sports, Jobs


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The Center Wheeling parking garage is expected to undergo temporary repairs to stabilize the structure, which has been damaged in recent months. City leaders should decide the future of the parking lot and weigh all the options — all of which are estimated to be costly.

WHEELING – As a temporary solution to “reinforce” the structurally damaged downtown wheeled parking garage progresses, city officials were recently presented with options for the garage’s future – and estimates for all the options are very expensive.

In fact, all of the proposed options to address the concerns of the decades-old parking structure and to continue to provide on-site parking spaces are either comparable to or even greater than the costs of the new Market Street parking lot or the new Wheeling Fire Department Headquarters, both of which are built from the ground up with modern designs and features.

The repair options are so expensive that city staff are recommending that the structure eventually be demolished.

Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron said Carl Walker Construction engineers and professionals have looked at various ways to address the structural condition of the garage, which has been closed to the public since April.

“Unfortunately, the news on all fronts is not good regarding this building,” Herron told city leaders.

In order to fully repair the 40-year-old structure and maintain its 950-car parking capacity, the estimated repair would cost $15,137,980, with an estimated 20-year maintenance cost of $4,071,744. By comparison, the contract to build the new, state-of-the-art Market Street parking garage, currently under construction at the corner of 11th Street, was worth $12.3 million.

Another proposed route is to fix the structural issues on floors 2 and 3 of the parking garage and completely remove floors 4-6. The estimated cost for this unique approach is $9,884,108. This would reduce the number of parking spaces available in the structure to 400 spaces. It would incur an estimated maintenance cost of $1,861,520 over 20 years. This option would involve the most difficult work of all the options, according to Carl Walker Construction’s report.

A final option would be to completely demolish the parking lot once the Wheeling Fire Department moves its headquarters from the lower level of the structure and into its new headquarters that is being built in East Wheeling along 17th street. Groundbreaking has yet to happen for the long-awaited fire department headquarters – a $9 million job that has a construction time of 18 months.

The demolition option proposed by Carl Walker Construction included a removal and reconstruction plan that would bring 300 parking spaces back to the site. The cost of razing and rebuilding was $8,915.77, with a 20-year maintenance estimate of $552,500.

Simply demolishing the garage would be much less, however, and if that avenue were taken, city officials would continue to explore options for what to do with the site once the facility is removed. The City is also continuing its efforts to market the vacant buildings of the former OVMC campus, which the City acquired after the hospital closed.

“After careful consideration from my part and my staff’s perspective, my recommendation is to implement Option 3 with respect to the demolition of the structure,” Herron advised board members. “This cost is estimated between 2 and 2.5 million dollars.”

The scope of new construction on the site would be based on the needs of any potential tenants or new owners of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center buildings across the street and the need for access from the first floor at the new police headquarters. If the garage is razed and nothing major is rebuilt there, the site could be turned into green space, the city manager suggested.

“In any case, there’s a lot to consider,” Herron said, noting that board members are expected to review and discuss those options over the coming weeks.

For decades the Center Wheeling Parking Garage was a hive of activity until the OVM across the street went out of business. Since then, the facility has seen very little use, other than the Wheeling Fire Department is still located on the lower level and the new Wheeling Police Department Headquarters is being built in the former professional building in the valley, located directly north of the building. garage – from the old OVMC campus.

“The structure has deteriorated significantly over the past 12 months and three beams on the upper floor recently cracked during the police headquarters project, causing the structure to be completely closed,” Herron said. “Prior to the beam incident, the upper floors were closed to the public as conditions required and there was no demand for parking.”

Earlier this month, a bill was filed with City Council to authorize the expenditure of $135,220 with Carl Walker Construction to “reinforce” the damaged parking garage as a temporary but necessary solution.

Earlier this year, the City of Wheeling took steps to shore up the Tax Increase Funding District around the OVMC campus — which was no longer generating the revenue it once did when the hospital was operating — with the very active downtown TIF district. City leaders anticipate that new TIF funding will be available to address the route taken to resolve issues at the Wheeling Parking Center.



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San Marco Publix Parking Lot Floods on Opening Day Despite Resident Concerns – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Aliera Peterson captured video Thursday showing people wading through ankle-deep water in the parking lot of the new Publix in San Marco on opening day.

“It was after five to 10 minutes of moderate rain,” Peterson said. “I shudder just to think what it’s going to be like when we get a really severe storm.”

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Action News Jax checked the Doppler First Alert radar, and it appears San Marco received about 3/4 inch to an inch of rain in about 30 minutes near the Publix.

Peterson says residents had been voicing concerns about the potential flooding for months at town hall meetings and to city council members.

She says they were assured that flooding would not be a problem.

“It’s been a known problem for a long time, and with 20 years to think about what would happen in this field, it seems that very little has been done despite the known problems,” she said.

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Peterson recalls seeing standing water at the site before crews began building the structure more than a year ago.

She made it clear that she and others in San Marco were thrilled that Publix was there; it simply asks that the problem of the floods be solved.

“It’s just disappointing that it’s a small challenge, although we thought they would have fixed that,” she said.

Action News Jax has contacted Publix and the developer, Regency Centers.

A Regency Centers spokesperson said in part: “Our teams have identified what we believe to be the issue and are addressing it as we speak. There has been a lot of rain at the site since construction of this area was completed without any problems, but – of course – yesterday was an outlier.

Action News Jax got in touch with Publix on Friday afternoon. Publix is ​​working on our request.

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Parking lot overhaul adds parking spaces and isolates traffic at Steamboat Springs High School

Steamboat Springs High School made several changes to the parking lot layout ahead of the 2022-23 school year.
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Parents and students at Steamboat Springs High School will see significant changes to the parking lot, drop-off area and bus loop when they return for the first day of school later this month.

The redesign of the high school parking lot separates parent traffic dropping off students, student parking, and buses bringing students to school in hopes of reducing congestion.

“In high school, it still wasn’t ideal with all the traffic falling in front of the building, whether it was school buses, parents (or) child drivers,” said Pascal Ginesta, facilities manager for the school district.



Work began at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Ginesta said everything should be completed before school starts on August 22 for freshmen and August 23 for other grade levels.

Previously, buses entered the parking lot through a one-way entrance from Second Street and drove past the building, where students were dropped off. This arrangement forced students out of school, with drivers seeking to pick up students and buses all in the same area.



“Buses would arrive on blue, pass on green and cross the front of the building,” Ginesta said, referring to a color-coded map the district put up to show the separation of different areas. “It was just chaos in the morning.”

The old one-way entrance to the car park is now used exclusively for dropping off students. Parents will enter, ride a new drop-off loop, and exit at the same location they entered.

Additionally, the student parking lot is now separate from the drop-off lane, with its entrance and exit replacing the old parking lot exit on Second Street. Ginesta said the reconfiguration added 70 parking spaces and will also help with snow removal and drainage.

Buses will now enter a new bus loop in a widened Maple Street entrance and head to the same location where students are usually dropped off. Although connected to the student parking lot, there is signage that clearly indicates the loop is only open to bus traffic, Ginesta said.


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Staff parking is designated on the east side of the building, and staff will enter and exit the lot at the same location as buses.

Ginesta said it “got a lot of heat” after several established trees were felled along Maple Street to make way for the new bus loop. He added that in about a year, the district will replant mature trees in that area.

In addition to the work outside, the replacement of the carpet in much of the building should also be done on time, Ginesta said.

The auditorium has also received upgraded lights for the house, steps and rows, which Ginesta says will address issues of people not having enough light to move around during a performance. These new lights will eventually tie into planned upgrades with the theatrical lighting system.

“New seats, new paint, new flooring – it’s impressive,” said Ginesta. “I look forward to the time when we can all get together there and enjoy it for the first time as a group.”

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Vehicle falls out of parking lot at Nashville Hospital; injured woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 73-year-old woman was seriously injured when her vehicle fell from a parking structure at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital on Wednesday.

The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of 21st Avenue North and Church Street.

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Subway police reported that the woman’s truck fell from the 4th deck of the Heritage Garage onto its roof. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries. Metro police said there were no signs of weakness and she was wearing her seatbelt.

Officers are working to notify the victim’s family and she is believed to be from the Middle Tennessee area.

Investigators are working to determine if the woman was coming or going to a hospital appointment and if she may have had a medical condition.

A spokesperson for Ascension Saint Thomas said it is cooperating fully with the Metro Nashville Police Department in their investigation of this incident.

The garage will be closed until further notice.

No additional information was immediately released.

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Vehicle falls out of Nashville hospital parking lot; injured woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 73-year-old woman was seriously injured when her vehicle fell from a parking structure at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital on Wednesday.

The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of 21st Avenue North and Church Street.

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Subway police reported that the woman’s truck fell from the 4th deck of the Heritage Garage onto its roof. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries. Metro police said there were no signs of weakness and she was wearing her seatbelt.

Officers are working to notify the victim’s family and she is believed to be from the Middle Tennessee area.

Investigators are working to determine if the woman was coming or going to a hospital appointment and if she may have had a medical condition.

A spokesperson for Ascension Saint Thomas said it is cooperating fully with the Metro Nashville Police Department in their investigation of this incident.

The garage will be closed until further notice.

No additional information was immediately released.

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Parking spaces could expand to accommodate today’s larger cars after ministerial support

Car parking spaces in the UK could be set to expand as part of a new plan to tackle the problem of modern cars that are too big to fit comfortably in bays.

Ministers agreed to back the new plan which would increase the size of parking spaces from their current standard of 2.4m by 4.8m to a larger, as yet unspecified, size to better accommodate the bloated dimensions of modern cars.

Parking spaces have not increased significantly since the Institution of Structural Engineers issued guidelines on the subject in 1976, despite the fact that the twenty best-selling cars in the UK are, on average, around 17% wider than they were even in 1998.

A car park in Middlesbrough, 1990

Take the example of the Nissan Qashqai: with 1.83 m wide, there are about 23 cm left on each side of the vehicle for opening the doors.

The changes to the guidance on the size of parking spaces would mainly apply to off-street parking spaces and would mean that new car parks would be encouraged to increase the size of their spaces from the current standard, while car parks undergoing renovation or in the process of installing electric vehicle chargers would also be encouraged to follow suit.

“This change is long overdue,” said AA President Edmund King.

“It can not only damage cars by scratching them, but also lead to parking rage and traffic jams.”

For on-street parking spaces, a minimum length of 1.8m is required, but there are currently no rules governing minimum or maximum widths.

Why do cars get fat?

The size of cars has steadily increased since the current guidelines for the size of parking spaces were published in the 1970s.

Even looking at small to midsize cars, the original 1976 Ford Fiesta was only 3.6m long and 1.6m wide compared to the current model’s 4m long and 1.73m wide. .

It’s an even bigger case of bloat with the Volkswagen Golf, with the 3.7m length and 1.6m width of the dinky 1974 model compared to the 4.3m length and 1.8m width of the 2022 model.

Cars have increased in size for a number of reasons, the main one being the element of safety.

New cars are exponentially safer than older models thanks to the development of safety cells, airbags, crumple zones and other factors such as side impact protection. While all of these things make a car safer, they also make it bigger.

For both psychological and practical reasons, buyers increasingly favor large cars. SUVs and SUV-like styling are currently strictly.

Larger cars theoretically offer the advantage of extra space – ideal for families who, for example, may need to fit three child seats abreast (child seats were not a requirement until 2006) and who, for slightly larger financial payments each month, can enjoy the advantage of a more spacious interior. However, SUVs are often no bigger on the inside than equivalent sedans and station wagons.

In light of the increase in the size of new cars, Nicholas Lyes, head of traffic policy at the RAC, called plans to expand the average size of parking spaces “very sensible”.

However, as councils try to increase both the size and the number of parking spaces, they may face opposition on environmental grounds.

A recent report from I News revealed that following a Freedom of Information request from the TaxPayers’ Alliance, a hardline libertarian think tank campaigning for lower taxes and to cut public spending, the UK councils had spent around £5million converting the grass borders into parking spaces.

The information revealed that a total of 39 councils confirmed that they had completed or were in the process of completing 229 projects to replace green spaces and grass borders with parking spaces at an average cost of 26,308 £ per project.

Southampton City Council’s expenditure of £682,885 was accounted for by the creation of 142 new parking spaces at an average cost of £4,809 per space.

The councils involved – including those in Southampton, Rochdale and Stoke-on-Trent – have been branded ‘hypocrites’ by the Tory group in light of the councils’ climate emergency declaration.

“Councils face tough decisions when it comes to balancing automotive infrastructure with other priorities,” said Elliot Keck, survey campaign manager at TaxPayers’ Alliance.

“Yet far too many people are preaching about a climate emergency, while acting contrary to their own rhetoric.

“Hypocritical advice shouldn’t be lecturing residents about climate change while using their money to pave paradise and build parking.”

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Irish Rail plans to remove 50 parking spaces at Drogheda Station to make way for vehicle charging stations

Parking spaces in the lower car park of Drogheda station will be cut by more than half if Iarnród Éireann gets the green light for plans for an electric charging facility.

t has applied to Louth County Council for permission to develop electric charging infrastructure for its fleet of Battery Electric Multiple Units (BEMUs) at MacBride Station.

This would include the construction of a 10kv ESB/traction modular substation in the lower car park, overhead line charging facilities on 2 platforms and 1 depot track and electrical cables in the substation conduits. station to the charging facilities, as well as all necessary ancillary works.

The proposed works include: – ESB/Traction substation, comprising two separate adjacent complexes (one for ESB and one for Iarnród Éireann) with – ESB complex comprising a building of approximately 4.4m x 4.9m x 2.95m high, dedicated access for pedestrians and vehicles, 2 dedicated parking spaces and security fencing.

A number of parking spaces in the lower car park will be removed to accommodate the proposed substation, reducing available parking spaces from 98 to 44 spaces.

Additionally, the Iarnród Éireann complex comprising up to 5 modular containerized units, c. 2.6m x 8.0m x 3.5m high, pedestrian access and security fence; ancillary works including landscaping, drainage and utilities; electrical cabling work, underground and partially buried in gutters between the ESB/Traction substation and the overhead line charging infrastructure; provision of overhead line charging infrastructure on 2 platforms and 1 depot lane. These works will be galvanized metal structures from 12 masts and will include 2 gantries, 4 double overhangs and 4 single overhangs. Ancillary works including minor relocation of services, drainage and replacement of wire mesh protection on the private access personnel pedestrian bridge.

The proposed development is within the perimeter of protected structures, Drogheda MacBride Station, the associated station complex as well as the Boyne Viaduct: the station buildings include the hangar, the RPS – DB-055 hub; Boyne Viaduct RPS – DB-176.

A Natura impact statement accompanies the application.

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There are plans for new houses on the outskirts of Drogheda.

Ballymakenny Developments Ltd has applied to Louth County Council for permission for a residential development on land at Commons and Greenbatter, North Drogheda Surroundings, to construct 76 two-storey terraced and semi-detached houses, consisting of 58 three-bedroom houses and 18 four-guesthouses on a site of approximately 2.7 hectares.

The proposed development will be accessible from Ballymakenny Road to the west of the site via an existing access point.

The proposed development also provides for public open spaces (3,173m2), car and bicycle parking, bin stores, internal roads and all associated site development works.

In a second application for the same location, Ballymakenny Developments Ltd is seeking permission to construct 38 two-storey residential accommodation comprising 30 three-bed townhouses and terraced houses and 8 four-bed townhouses on a site measuring approximately 1.67 hectares.

The proposed development will be accessible from Ballymakenny Road to the west of the site via an existing access point.

The proposed development also provides for public open space (3,353m2), car and bicycle parking, bin stores, internal roads and all associated site development works.

Elsewhere, Damien Chesser has applied for planning permission for 3 two-storey, four-bedroom detached houses and ancillary site works, including new access to the site from Blackbush Lane, all on the site of approximately 0.159 hectares, at Blackbush Lane , Bryanstown, Drogheda.

A detention authorization is requested by Brian Reilly for the removal of earth and the stoning of a court as built; and permission for the construction of a machinery storage unit, associated site works and for the demolition of a stone shed and boundary wall and for the reconstruction of the stone wall to provide visibility to the road, at Gudderstown, Ardee.

CFS Homes Ltd is requesting permission to alter part of a previously approved permitted mixed use development under Ref. 08/101, extended by town planning ref. 18/667.

The proposed changes will result in a new vehicular entrance from an approved cul-de-sac to the proposed realigned 20s lane and changes to approved house types and 4-unit elevation treatment to accommodate the new junction, and all associated site development work. , at Ferrard Park, Twenties Lane, Drogheda.

Lagan Homes Drogheda has applied for permission to alter a development permitted under ABP305819-19 omitting the permitted nursery and community building and the construction of 9 self-contained retirement homes (7 single bed and 2 twin beds) divided into three separate buildings. with communal services and support for independent and/or assisted living for the elderly.

Building A contains the common and support spaces as well as three units; Building B consists of two units while Building C has four units. Building A is a 2-storey part with the remaining buildings on one level.

All proposed buildings have the possibility of installing photovoltaic/solar panels on the roof slopes depending on the orientation and heat pumps.

The proposed development includes all parking, landscaping, infrastructure services and site development works associated with the proposed development.

The development includes a new pedestrian/cycle entrance on Newfoundwell Road, and will be accessible from the existing vehicular access road permitted and constructed under PBA 305819-19 for the development which will be known as Newtown Wood Newfoundwell Road, Newtownstalaban, Drogheda.

On Tower Ireland Limited has applied for permission to construct a 33m mobile and broadband lattice tower with headframe, carrying telecommunications equipment and associated equipment and cabinets within a 2.4m palisade complex with driveway, at Cappocksgreen, Ardee.

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Man arrested for brutal attack on woman in Hollywood parking lot

Authorities arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a brutal attack on a woman in a parking lot in Hollywood Wednesday.

The initial scene occurred early Friday morning around 2:15 a.m. in a multi-storey parking lot in the 1700 block of North Las Palmas Avenue, when the man attacked a 26-year-old woman who was celebrating her birthday at the Revel Lounge.

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According to the woman, Cynthia Stergious, she and her friends were approached by two men once they entered the garage where “words were exchanged” before her friend was punched in the head. That’s when they turned on her and started insulting her. Stergious said his mind went blank soon after.

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Video from the scene shows a man violently attacking Stergious when she was already unconscious, kicking and punching her in the face.

She suffered several injuries in the process, as seen in a gruesome photo after the attack.

On Wednesday, a 33-year-old Lancaster man, identified as Dammion Adkins, was arrested after Los Angeles Police Department investigators located him.

He was being held without bail.

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Wink from Pscl to the transport hub, multi-level car parks | Patna News

A pedestrian subway under construction near Patna Junction

PATNA: People will be relieved from heavy traffic congestion on Station Road as board members of Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL) on Monday passed the proposal to construct a two-story multi-modal transport building on more than 10 acres of land in the former Bakri Bazaar area as part of the station redevelopment project. The facility would serve as a terminal or depot for city buses, autorickshaws and private taxis.
The estimated cost for the G+2 multimodal transport hub is around Rs 66 crore. A pedestrian metro is under construction to link Patna Junction with a multi-level car park and the proposed multi-modal transport building. The metro and the redevelopment of the multi-level car park near Buddha Smriti Park are part of the project.
PSCL has also approved the proposed construction of multi-level parking lots at eight locations in the city to reduce random parking on the roads. The eight locations are Gandhi Maidan Road, Exhibition Road, Fraser Road, Station Road, Budh Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, East Boring Canal Road and Boring Road. In addition, pedestrian bridges will be constructed near Gola Road Mor, RPS Mor, Patna Zoo (Gate Number 1), Sheikhpura Mor, Vidyut Bhawan, Visvesvaraya Bhawan, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bhootnath Road crossing and Kumhrar crossing, so people can cross the road without any hassle.
PSCL board members approved a total of 13 schemes including installation of LED display on the roof of Bihar Museum, beautification of flyovers, bridges and roundabouts and construction of a biodiversity park near Digha Ghat. A yoga and naturopathy center will also be established at the biodiversity park.
The Maurya Tower will be developed as a nine-storey building with the facilities of a rooftop garden, food court and parking lot. Under the flyover beautification project, PSCL selected Chiraiyatand flyover, R-Block-Beerchand flyover and Atal Path-Hatali Mor Bridge.
GPO, Fraser Road, Income Tax, Railway Station, Ramgoolam Chowk, Chiraiyatand, Dinkar, Premchand Rangshala, McDowell and Rajendra Nagar golambar are some of the roundabouts to be beautified.

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A car park close to becoming a reality in Fondren

The developers of a 500-space parking lot, 200 apartments, and possibly some retail and dining spaces in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood have taken a small step forward in their mixed-use project.

Jason Watkins, one of the developers involved, said the project will strengthen the economic center of Fondren.

The plan addresses parking and housing, which are important to the continued success of Fondren’s business district, and does more, said Rebecca Garrison, executive director of Fondren Renaissance.

“It extends the footprint of the business district to the west where there are more opportunities for residential and mixed-use redevelopment,” she said.

The City of Jackson Planning Board recommended at its July 27 meeting that City Council approve the rezoning of 3012, 3016, 3024, 3032, 3038, and 3046 Oxford Ave. and 510, 518 and 524 Mitchell Ave. in Urban Town Center. Current zoning ranges from R-4 to Village Urbain.

The planning board also recommended that the council grant a special use permit for the nine parcels on Oxford Avenue and Mitchell Avenue plus 3009 N. State Street.

City Council will vote on the planning board’s recommendation at its August 15 meeting.

Watkins, one of the developers who is part of Whitney Place LLC, said the zoning change would align this stretch along Oxford Avenue and Mitchell Avenue with the Urban Downtown zoning designation for the rest of the center. – town of Fondren. “It would give us a set of (zoning) rules to follow,” he said.

Whitney Place LLC owns or has all nine buildings under contract, Watkins said. All are currently rental duplexes, some vacant and some rented. Rental duplexes represent a change from the days when structures were owner-occupied and primarily single-family dwellings.

Architects are still determining where the apartments would be located on the site, but some of those duplexes could be demolished, Watkins said.

“It really depends on what architects and apartment developers come up with as the best layout,” he said.

The apartments, which would be on par with the District Lofts, The Quarter House and the Meridian, will be built by an as-yet-unnamed developer, he said. “I think we should be able to announce apartment details shortly after the city council vote on rezoning,” Watkins said.

The Planning Board also recommended that a use permit be granted for a parking garage which the developers, consisting of Watkins, David Pharr and several others, plan to build behind the Fondren Strip on North State Street. The strip includes the Capri Theatre, Pearl tiki bar and Highball Lanes and other businesses.

Construction is expected to begin at the parking lot in late fall, assuming materials are available, Watkins said. It is expected to be partially open by spring 2023 and complete by next summer.

The parking lot, whose construction is estimated at 13 million dollars, is in the design phase.

Senate Bill 3150 authorized up to $20 million in bonds to be issued by the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund “to assist in the development and construction of infrastructure improvements, including structured parking , and other enhancements associated with an entertainment development project”.

“The leadership of the state — the governor and the speaker of the House of Representatives — led it that way,” Watkins said. “They saw the need for this garage. It was their choice to help him in this way.

In February, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved the garage’s general concept and voted to move forward with the legislation.

“We have a few loose ends with the county regarding the structure of the loan agreement,” he said. “After that, the design phase will begin, and then construction, which will take six to nine months.”

Hinds County will own the garage once it is completed, Watkins said.

“It will be the county’s long-term asset,” he said. “We have no interest in owning the garage.”

Plans call for a professional management company to lease and operate the garage, Watkins said. As is the case in many cities, drivers will pay a fee to park in the garage.

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Motorcyclists and drivers are reminded not to park in striped disabled parking spaces

Motorcyclists park in a striped parking area set aside as handicapped accessibility spaces at a Rapid City restaurant earlier this week (City Photos)

RAPID CITY, SD — Rapid City’s Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee reminds motorcyclists and drivers not to park in white or yellow-striped areas next to accessible parking spaces designated for people with disabilities.

The white and yellow striped spaces provide ample access for drivers and passengers of vans with wheelchair ramps, those in manual wheelchairs, and those using walkers and crutches.

“They are for anyone who needs extra space to get in and out of their car – not necessarily just for wheelchairs, but they could be a walker, someone on crutches or just someone who needs help from another person,” says Thore. Jenshus, a Rapid City resident who uses a wheelchair and an adapted van.

Jenshus also serves on Rapid City’s Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee. The committee is made up of 12 Rapid City residents who advocate for equal inclusion in all aspects of our community life.

Van wheelchair ramps extend out the side of the van, allowing a person in a wheelchair to have the space needed to exit and enter the van.


THE COMMITTEE

Rapid City Disability Awareness and Accessibility Community was formerly the Mayor’s Committee for the Disabled. They include people with disabilities, those who work with people with disabilities, and others who work with organizations that provide services to people with disabilities. Committee members must reside in the Rapid City area.

Their objectives are:

  1. Increase awareness in the city, local businesses and community members of the contributions, potentials and needs of people with disabilities and their families, including coordinating local activities on behalf of people with disabilities and their families.
  2. Identify issues important to the disability community and provide information to the Mayor, Council and Council Liaison relevant to those issues, including advice on accessibility priorities and changes.
  3. Facilitate the resolution of issues related to ADA compliance, including access to public facilities and services, or barriers to persons with disabilities.
  4. Serve as an advisory resource for the ADA Coordinator.
  5. Develop relationships with other organizations serving people with disabilities.
  6. Serve as an online resource for people with disabilities.

Current members are: Steve Massopust, Katie Peterson, Melanie Barclay, Thore Jenshus, Tamie Hopp, Teri Corrigan, Catherine Greseth, Sammi Jo Kenzy, Heather Hoeye, Kelsey Stine, Patrick Czerny and Cody Wiseman.


“The striped areas are not designated for motorcycle parking,” said Steve Massopust, chair of the city’s Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee. “While zones may seem like a convenient option for parking a motorcycle, these zones are designed specifically to be used by people who need accessibility options.”

Anyone who parks their car or motorcycle in striped areas adjacent to accessible spaces is subject to a $100 ticket. Additionally, parking downtown in areas marked with yellow curbs and stripes is subject to a $25 citation, as some private businesses use yellow stripes in their lots to designate handicapped accessible parking spaces.

“We kindly remind our visitors – and residents – on motorcycles and cars not to park in these striped areas,” Massopust said. “In addition to van ramps, these striped areas also provide space for people to maneuver in manual wheelchairs, to get a walker out of a car, or to use crutches. Striped accessibility parking areas serve a very important purpose. »

It’s all about raising awareness.

“I don’t think anyone wants to get in anyone’s way,” Jenshus says. “I was also ignorant before my accident, so I think what we want to try to push through is just a bit of awareness.”

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Social media weighs in on house bill requiring parking spaces before car registration

An enforcer from the Quezon City Government Public Order and Security Department guards Arayat Street in Cubao to prevent illegal parking and vendors from occupying the sidewalk yesterday by order of Mayor Joy Belmonte. (The STAR/Boy Santos)

A legislator has proposed adding parking spaces as a requirement when registering vehicles with the Land Transport Office.

This bill has elicited various reactions from motorists on social networks.

Some hailed the long-awaited proposal to help solve traffic congestion. Other Filipinos were skeptical about its implementation. Some Filipinos criticized him.

Under Bill 31, Rep. Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) look for requiring anyone considering the purchase of a motor vehicle to first obtain a permanent parking space or garage.

Velasco said traffic congestion worsens when car owners park their vehicles on public roads, especially in metropolitan areas.

The bill will also require LTO officials to certify or verify the car owner’s parking space request before granting registration.

LTO staff or officials who have not verified the application will be suspended for three months without pay.

Vehicle owners, meanwhile, will have their registration revoked, pay a 50,000 peso fine and be banned from registering a vehicle for the next three years.

How Filipinos Reacted Online

Some Filipinos have expressed support for the tabling of this bill. They said it was time to tackle the problem of cars parked along streets and other roads for commercial purposes.

“I should have done this a long time ago…please also include cars parked along the road in housing estates,” one Facebook user said. said.

“Tama. Really should decongest or clear the roads. NO PARKING. No car policy,” another user said.

Other Filipinos pointed out that such measures had already been proposed. They expressed skepticism about how it will be implemented without corruption.

“Your solution is the right one, but it adds bureaucracy that can be inefficient or prone to corruption. Why not simply prohibit parking on public roads and then offer paid parking in each barangay? » a Facebook user asked.

“It’s not a problem of law – it’s a question of implementation. Common sense is that roads are used for driving and NOT for parking. Magic way for corruption na naman sa LTO ‘yan’, another user said.

Some Filipinos, meanwhile, again cited the public transport crisis as the reason the public first resorts to buying motor vehicles.

“If you fix public transport, people won’t need so many cars and it will be useless. They focus on the surface problems and not the root causes,” a Facebook user said.

“Kaya lang naman napapabili ng sasakyan ang tao dahil walang kwenta ang public transpo”, another user called.

Not the first in parking spaces

Before that. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian also introduced a similar bill called “Parking Space Proof Act.”

Under this bill, individuals and businesses in Metro Manila are required to file an affidavit that they have acquired parking spaces before they are allowed to purchase their vehicles.

In July 2019, Gatchalian asked former President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the passage of this bill as urgent following his State of the Nation Address that year.

“I hope President Duterte will certify that this bill is as urgent as it is entirely consistent with his vision to alleviate the constant struggles of the commuter public,” the lawmaker said. quoted in a report as told.

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Kalispell council review housing and parking garage proposal


Kalispell City Council will review a car park and proposed multi-family housing development for a town center car park on Monday.

The Montana Hotel Dev Partners submitted a proposal to the city that would convert the land into a 239-space parking lot with retail space at street level. It would also include a 78-unit apartment project.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East.

In June, the city council said it would consider new submissions to redevelop the city-owned parking lot at First Street West and First Avenue West. The decision was made after the developers, who had planned to build a car park on the land, came back with a plan to add accommodation to the initial project.

Last year, the developer won city approval for plans to build the Charles Hotel on Main Street and, as a related project, build the nearby garage to provide public and hotel parking. .

Now, the developer has officially submitted their new plan for the estimated $41 million project. She was the only one to respond to the city’s tender for the land.

The estimated completion of the project is in the fall of 2024. The developers indicate in their proposal that the project is inspired by “the design elements of the surrounding historic buildings in the city center”.

“We envision a total transformation of the site from a quiet surface car park to a bustling center of downtown activity,” says the developer.

The eight-story building would be under private ownership for financing purposes with a lease/management agreement with the city for parking spaces that would remain open to the public. The parking garage would reserve 90 parking spaces for the hotel.

The proposal calls for 6,200 square feet of ground floor retail and office space.

Built above the parking garage, of the 78 apartments, 20 are proposed for designation as workforce housing.

The developer is asking for the city’s assistance by offsetting the impact fee for the development of the parking garage with tax increment financing funds.

Montana Hotel Dev Partners include Robert Watson, John Costa and Bill Goldberg of Compass Construction.

“Our team shares their excitement for the future of Kalispell,” the proposal reads. “This excitement has resonated so strongly with our group of investors that they have already committed capital for the entire project. We look forward to seeing the results of the vision born nearly a decade ago in the city. . »

The city’s downtown plan specifically addresses the need to redevelop city-owned surface parking lots into more beneficial uses to eliminate blight and increase the tax base.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA, Council will consider a resolution that sets a public hearing for August 15 to seek comments on the modification of the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan and the West Side/Core Urban Renewal Plan. the city to include workforce housing as eligible projects for tax increment funding. .

Updates to the plans would make tax increment funding available for affordable workforce housing projects. Earlier this summer, the Council expressed interest in making the change that would allow it to then allocate TIF funds to such housing projects.

The council is about to vote on a request by William and Simone Bailey to annex a property of less than an acre on South Woodland Drive. The annexation request is based on a need for a connection to the city’s sewer due to a faulty septic system.

At the meeting, Council will consider a request from Morning Star and Green Acres Cooperative for the town to serve as host for the submission of an application for a community development grant with the aim of connecting the two communities to the sewer system. from the city.

Both mobile home communities have end-of-life septic systems and would like to hook up to the city system. If the grants were awarded, it would help fund the design and construction of the on-site infrastructure needed to connect.

For more information, visit the city’s website at https://www.kalispell.com/.

Managing Editor Heidi Desch can be reached at 758-4421 or [email protected]

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50 cars stuck in partially collapsed parking lot in Baltimore

Cars remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot two weeks after the second floor partially collapsed. Parts of the second floor of the Pratt Street garage partially collapsed on July 15, trapping around 50 vehicles inside. Some car owners said they had many concerns. It appears that none of the cars were damaged. Owners just want to know when they can get them back.| RELATED: Two floors of parking garage collapse in Inner Harbor, officials sayThe owner of the garage expects repair work to begin this week, 11 News’ I-Team has learned. was standing behind my car, it felt like a big clap of thunder,” Sara Kallay said. “(I) literally watched the ramp and the front of the garage collapse from the top floor.” After seeing a part of the garage collapsing, Kallay continued to work. “Literally, I think I was in shock,” Kallay said. “I walked into the building, I called my client anyway, I did my job.” Hannah Powell’s white Honda is on the top floor of the garage after her husband drove it to work that day. No one was injured, but Powell and Kallay said their companies insurance wouldn’t help. “It’s really scary. I mean, you don’t walk into a parking lot thinking you’d be dealing with something like this,” Powell said. “They said because my car had no damage and wasn’t in a store, they couldn’t do anything. They couldn’t cover anything.” | RELATED: Owner of partially collapsed parking lot hires engineers to assess damageBanyan Street Capital, owners of the garage, tell car owners it could be around eight weeks before anyone can recover his vehicle. The I-Team contacted the company. In an email, a representative wrote that the adjacent office building was not in danger and that “contracts are in place to begin shore up the car park ramp this week with debris removal scheduled to begin in late August.” -Team spoke said they were told Banyan’s liability insurance company did not believe that she was responsible for the expenses and the impact of this event.” “My car is trapped in their garage with no action on my part. I’m getting closer to $1,500 out of pocket on rental cars and gas,” Kallay said. The Baltimore City Fire Department said it completed a fire inspection at the garage in 2017, but it was not a structural inspection.

Cars remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot two weeks after the second floor partially collapsed.

Parts of the second floor of the Pratt Street garage partially collapsed on July 15, trapping around 50 vehicles inside. Some car owners said they had many concerns. It appears that none of the cars were damaged. Owners just want to know when they can get them back.

| RELATEDTwo floors of parking lot collapse in Inner Harbor, officials say

The garage owner expects repair work to begin this week, 11 News I-Team has learned.

“When I was standing behind my car, it sounded like a big clap of thunder,” said Sara Kallay. “(I) literally watched the ramp and the front of the garage crumble from the top floor.”

After seeing part of the garage collapse, Kallay continued to work.

“Literally, I think I was in shock,” Kallay said. “I walked into the building, called my client anyway, did my job.”

Hannah Powell’s white Honda is on the top floor of the garage after her husband drove her to work that day. No one was hurt, but Powell and Kallay said their insurance companies would not help.

“It’s really scary. I mean, you don’t walk into a parking lot thinking you’d be dealing with something like that,” Powell said. “They said because my car had no damage and wasn’t in a store, there was nothing they could do. They couldn’t cover anything.”

| RELATED: Owner of partially collapsed parking lot hires engineers to assess damage

Banyan Street Capital, the owners of the garage, told car owners it could be around eight weeks before anyone can get their vehicle. The I-Team contacted the company. In an email, a representative wrote that the adjacent office building was not at risk and that “contracts are in place to begin shoring the parking lot ramp this week with the start of debris removal. scheduled for late August.

Car owners the I-Team spoke to said they were told that Banyan’s liability insurance company did not believe it was responsible for the expenses.

But in the email to the I-Team, the company said, “We are working with insurance agencies on a daily basis to secure reward methods for the impact of this event.”

“My car is stuck in their garage without me doing anything. I’m getting close to $1,500 out of pocket for rental cars and gas,” Kallay said.

The Baltimore City Fire Department said it conducted a fire inspection at the garage in 2017, but it was not a structural inspection.

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Temporary solution considered for the centre’s roller parking garage | News, Sports, Jobs



WHEELING — Wheeling City Council members are expected to consider legislation to provide more stability to the Central Market parking lot, which was closed to the public in April due to structural issues.

A bill is being introduced Tuesday at the next regular meeting of the city council to enter into a contract to “reinforce” the parking lot, at least temporarily.

When the facility was closed in the spring, City Manager Robert Herron said cracks developed on the top floor following what officials believed was a delivery to the adjacent site of the department’s new headquarters project. Wheeling Police at the Valley Professional Building on the former campus of the Ohio Valley Medical Center.

The garage had seen a significantly reduced volume of use since the OVMC closed in 2019. The last comprehensive technical review of the Center Wheeling parking garage was completed in 2020, and subsequently that year the Parking inside the property had been limited to the first floor. from the Chapline Street entrance and from the basement or ground floor of Market Street.

City leaders had been scrambling to set aside funds for needed renovations to the parking lot. Last fall, the Wheeling City Council passed a bail order that the garage not exceed $3 million. Officials noted that the Tax Increment Financing or TIF district around the former OVMC property had previously generated money for future improvements to the parking lot. However, the hospital has since closed and ownership of the OVMC has been acquired by the city, meaning the TIF district had no longer been able to capture tax revenue as it did in the past. .

The city has since consolidated the former Center Wheeling TIF district with the downtown TIF district, which generates significant revenue.

While the long-term future of the Center Wheeling parking garage is unclear, one thing is very likely: the current headquarters of the Wheeling Fire Department is expected to remain on the lower level of the facility until it be moved to its new $9 million state. state-of-the-art facility in East Wheeling. However, a groundbreaking ceremony at the new fire department headquarters has yet to take place. According to the city’s pact with general contractor PCS &build, construction of the new facility is expected to take 18 months.

Until then, the fire department will likely remain on the lower level of the Center Wheeling parking garage, and officials want to make sure structural issues aren’t a concern in the interim.

An order allowing Herron to spend $135,220 with Carl Walker Construction of Pittsburgh on “shoring” at the Center Wheeling Parking Garage is set to receive first reading at the next council meeting, which is scheduled to begin at noon Tuesday. Reinforcement work should be paid for from the city’s project fund and regular restricted capital improvement program or RCIP fund, which will be reimbursed by district TIF funding.

In another action scheduled for Tuesday, the Wheeling City Council is set to hear a first reading of a new ordinance authorizing the City Manager to spend $1,001,441 with USI Insurance Services LLC of Wheeling for the 2022-23 fiscal year on insurance premiums for the city.

According to the legislation, the cost coverage will be distributed among different funds, including $720,124 to the City’s general fund, $12,986 to the project account, $7,973 to the parking fund, $145,589 to the Water Service and $114,769 to the Water Pollution Control Division.

Also on Tuesday’s City Council agenda:

  • a resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a lease with Dan and Melinda Stevey for part of the Center Market property in the 2200 block of Market Street for a business known as American Pie. A public hearing on the matter should also take place at the start of the council meeting.
  • a resolution proving a $20,000 outdoor dining grant for Thomas Gilson for The Cheese Melt at 1915 Warwood Ave.



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Demolition approved for Amsterdam Riverfront Center car park – The Daily Gazette

AMSTERDAM – Plans to demolish the Amsterdam Riverfront Center parking garage to make way for ground floor parking and storefront entrances have been approved by the Planning Commission despite concerns over the unknown condition of the walls of the shopping center which will be exposed.

Plans call for the demolition of the 48,000 square foot parking garage at the southwest corner of the mall owned by Cranesville Properties and managing member Joseph Tesiero. The basement of the existing three-storey structure will be filled in to create the surface for an 80-space level parking lot.

The parking area will span approximately 36,200 square feet, covering approximately 75% of the just over one acre space. The lot will be accessible by car from Washington Street, which winds its way around the back of the mall.

Landscaping will be installed around the perimeter of the land with several patches of grass within. A sidewalk from the south end of the mall will cross the center of the lot and connect to an existing public walkway behind the property.

The concrete corner parking lot slated for demolition is a separate structure from the rest of the mall, Owen Speulstra, lead site civil engineer for CT Male Associates, told the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

The surrounding mall rooftop parking areas will remain intact, including the section carrying the walkway to Riverlink Park. A sloping driveway leading from the new parking lot to the southernmost rooftop parking area will be installed.

The project aims to help attract new tenants to the southwest section of the mall by allowing the installation of individual storefront entrances on the ground floor along the exterior walls that will be exposed. The shopping center is mainly used for medical premises and offices.

The timing and specific design of entries would depend on the needs of individual tenants as leases are secured, Speulstra acknowledged.

‘There are no particular tenants now, so a doctor might not want a front bay window and a shop would. There might be different considerations for different tenants,” Speulstra said.

Plans to initially paint the uncovered masonry walls to match the colors of the surrounding shopping center until the available spaces are gradually filled and individual storefronts are installed created unease within the Planning Commission.

“I’m concerned about the aesthetics of it,” said chairman Paul Gavry.

Amanda Bearcroft, director of Amsterdam’s community and economic development department, pointed out that the tentative plans to simply paint the walls without any other treatment fell short of the design standards of the city’s form-based code.

The city could trade one horror for another since the condition of the walls will not be known until the parking lot is demolished, Bearcroft added.

“Now we don’t have to look at an abandoned parking lot when you come to town, but now we might be looking at an even worse wall,” Bearcroft said.

The parking lot was closed to the public after it was declared unsafe due to failing structural components by former Amsterdam Fire Chief Michael Whitty on January 3, 2019. Cranesville Properties were commissioned to repair or remove the structure, but the demolition plans are the first steps. taken to finally remedy the unhealthy structure.

Housing inspector Grant Egelston pointed out that council approval of the plans would technically give the owners a year to complete the demolition and update the building’s facade with the planned entrances. The approval would simply expire if none of the work is done or code violations could be issued if the facade work is only partially done.

Recognizing the varied needs of future tenants, Egelston suggested the commission could allow housing inspectors to internally review individual driveway plans when building permits are sought to ensure they are up to code.

“I can see some flexibility with showcases because things change,” he said.

If the project with the facade work is not completed within a year, Egelston said Cranesville Properties could potentially request a one-year extension to avoid receiving violations from the city.

“I could see it becoming a problem if it all came to a halt, but as long as there’s progress and it’s being actively worked on, we shouldn’t see a problem,” Egelston said.

The Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan application for the demolition of the parking garage at the Riverfront Center and the installation of surface parking provided that the improvements to the facade of the building comply to the form-based code under review by city housing inspectors. Tesiero indicated earlier this week that the demolition could be carried out later this year.

Contact Ashley Onyon at [email protected] or @AshleyOnyon on Twitter.

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Vail Village Parking Lot Gets New Art Installations

Visitors admire the myriad of nest boxes in “We All Build Nests,” one of four works donated by the Logans.
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Four new art sculptures were installed in Vail Village this summer, thanks to a generous donation from local art collectors Kent and Vicki Logan. Each of the sculptures was hand-selected by the Logans from their extensive private art collection, which specializes in contemporary works by modern artists.

The pieces celebrate a connection to nature, with a strong focus on indigenous artists and art forms.

All of the new sculptures have been installed around the Vail Village parking lot, where visitors will encounter them as they enter and exit the village. Molly Eppard, coordinator of Art in Public Places, said these new works by the Logans help Vail elevate its collection and expand its artistic presence beyond what is normally expected of a ski resort.



Art in Public Places recently installed descriptive plaques at the base of each sculpture to help provide context about the artists and their works, and will add the latest acquisitions to the interactive ART in Vail map on ArtInVail.com soon.

We all build nests

The most significant new installation is a sculpture by Jason Middlebrook entitled “We All Build Nests”, created in 2014-2015. Middlebrook conceptualized the piece while staying in Vail with the Logans and noticing the many species of birds that inhabit the valley.



The sculpture is made up of dozens of birdhouses, each matching the sizing specifications of a local bird species so they can be used as living spaces. Each birdhouse is designed to mimic an iconic architectural structure, and those viewing the artwork can spend time identifying sites from around the world such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Roman Pantheon, an Arctic igloo, a Native American teepee and many more. others.

The grouping of birdhouses atop a pole-like base is meant to mimic the shape of an aspen tree, giving the whimsical concept a root in a natural environment.

“We All Build Nests” is set up directly in front of the Vail Village parking lot, across from the covered bridge bus stop. Eppard said he chose the location because it allows viewers to view the work from all angles and heights, thanks to the staircase that wraps around the work. With so many separate birdhouses in one piece, each angle reveals a different collection of houses, and seeing the work from above, below, and at eye level makes it easy to notice and appreciate them.



“Killer Whale Totem”

Looking at the parking lot from East Meadow Drive, if you go up the left side of the stairs you will come across the “Killer Whale Totem”, a bronze sculpture by Native American sculptor Preston Singletary.

Singletary, a Seattle-based artist, is a member of the Pacific Northwest Tlingit tribe. His eight-foot-tall “Killer Whale Totem” depicts his clan’s crest, the killer whale, in the center. The eagle at the top of the totem is the symbol of Singletary’s half or family group, and the red thunderbird in the center represents David Svenson, one of his mentors. At the bottom is a drawing of a wolf, which was the original half of the Tlingit tribe before being replaced by the Eagle.

“Killer Whale Totem” replaced Robert Tully’s sculpture, which is now moved across the street.
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The Logans are among the leading patrons of contemporary Native American art and help local museums and curators, including the Denver Art Museum, place greater emphasis on modern ingenious artists.

The ‘Killer Whale Totem’ replaced the Robert Tully sculpture that stood in its place, which is now moved across the street, right next to the bus stop. Eppard said Tully’s 1999 sculpture, “Branching Pattern,” blended into the rocky background and could be best appreciated in its new location.

‘Waqui Totem USA (Urban Class Mark V)

Directly in front, on the right side of the central staircase, is another totem created by Brad Kahlhamer.

Kahlhamer is of Native American descent, but was adopted by German-American parents. Kahlamer’s birth records were sealed, which cut him off from information about his Native American ancestry, and he uses art as an exploration of what he calls the “third place” – the meeting point of his two personal stories.

“Waqui Totem USA (Urban Class Mark V)” is one of many milestones Kahlamer has taken on this journey of self-discovery, a milestone that can be mirrored in Vail and all Western communities on ancient native lands.

Kahlamer’s work explores his personal history as a Native American adopted by German-American parents.
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The totem, made in 2008, was originally made of cardboard, but is now cast in bronze and stands 10 feet tall next to the staircase. Eppard said the location was chosen because it creates a natural triangulation with the works of Singletary and Middlebrook, but also because the totem had to face west as part of its spiritual essence.

The sculpture was commissioned as an original piece by the Logans, who have become close friends with Kahlamer, and are now finding a permanent home in the city of Vail.

“Two Ships (Unpacked)”

The fourth and final piece in the Logans’ donation is a large bronze sculpture by Durango-born artist Nathan Mabry, located on the far left of the parking lot, next to Solaris Vail.

Mabry draws his influence for his characters from archaeological and historical sources, ranging from ancient civilization to popular culture. The figure of “Two Vessels” comes from those used in the fertility rites of Jalisco in Mexico, placed in a position that instantly evokes links with “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin.

The sculptural, totem-like style and intense facial expression contrast with the minimalist base of the box, and Kent Logan said he wanted the contemplative nature of the piece to make people stop and think.

“It defies the senses,” Kent Logan told the Vail Daily after finalizing the donation in December. “I like a lot of different decorative arts, but they don’t make you think. You can have a great sculpture of a bear or a mountain, and you can admire the technique and the representation, but all of a sudden somebody bumps into this piece of Mabry, and they say, “What is- he ?”

The ‘Two Vessels’ of Mabry contemplate the village.
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The sculpture is placed alone in an enclave at the side of the staircase, with a tree growing above the figure which reinforces the contemplative nature of the piece. There’s also a natural connection between the new Mabry and an old donation from the Logans, “As Far as the Depth of the Valley At One Time” by Lawrence Weiner, located on the same side of the parking lot.

For those who want more information about new works, Art in Public Places is running free guided art tours every Wednesday through August 31. Tours are held at the Vail Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and cover many works in Vail Village. area within an hour, including the last four pieces. For more information, visit ArtInVail.com or contact Molly Eppard at [email protected].

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Lycoming County Commissioners Accept $1 Million for Old Town Project Parking Lot | News, Sports, Jobs


RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent A groundbreaking ceremony for the next phase of the Old Town development project was held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Williamsport. The college-owned property at Basin and E. Third Streets will see the construction of a mixed-use building that will house retail, office and residential units.

The revitalization of Williamsport’s Old Town neighborhood took another step forward when Lycoming County Commissioners approved a grant application totaling $1,012,240 to support the construction of a parking structure there.

The request was made by Old City Williamsport LLC, a limited liability partnership between Lycoming College and Pine Ridge Construction Management.

The parking structure is 165 spaces which could support the commercial building, which is 40,000 square feet, and

12 residential townhouses with 60,000 square feet of retail space, according to Jerry Lariviere of Pine Ridge Construction.

Speaking at the weekly commissioners’ meeting, Dr Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College, said the parking structure will help build the mixed-use development planned for this area.

“What we’re asking you to do is not support our building or not support the mixed-use structure, but support a parking structure that will be needed to keep this development going,” said Trachte.

The more than $20 million development will be built in the area between Basin and Third Streets and Fourth and Academy Streets.

Trachte said he was first approached by business and public community leaders about the college’s partnership with private and public entities to advance the vision for the Old City area where is the college.

Following the formation of a commission and the formulation of a plan, things appear to be stalling, Trachte said.

“It was clear that for the action to actually happen, the college had to move forward,” he said.

By then, the college had embarked on a comprehensive master plan and strategic plan. Part of that, Trachte said, was the vision for a new college entrance along Basin Street.

“From a college perspective, we made the decision to start locating some of our new buildings in this particular area,” said Trachte.

“The college has invested approximately $20 million in donations that we have raised or funds from our endowment, so the college has stepped forward and made a substantial investment to bring this vision of a revitalized Old Town to fruition. “, he said.

During this time, the college worked with the city, county, and PennDot to secure grants to improve infrastructure in that area, which Trachte said was the government’s role in economic development.

“The job of the college is to buy buildings for learning and to bring students to the area and to have our employees use things,” he said, adding that they found a private developer for “Bring in the investment dollars to put the mixed-use structure in there.”

“The college has taken the next step of bringing in a private developer to complete a mixed-use project that will anchor the revitalization of this neighborhood and utilize our land. So we are forming two limited liability companies together and the college will continue to be a partner going forward with Pine Ridge,” he explained.

The county will have 42 spaces in the parking structure that it will be permitted to use or rent, Commissioner Rick Mirabito said.

“I want the public to understand that the commissioners are not proposing to use property tax money for this,” said Mirabito.

Other funding such as Act 13 funds will be allocated. The total amount of city, county, and state funding is 11%, with the county contributing approximately 3.9% specifically.

“This means that 89% of the funds come from private entities, with the college or Pine Ridge”, said Mirabito.

“I think it’s important for the public to understand that it’s not like we’re making a 30% investment in this,” he added.

One of the objectives of the Old Town project is to improve the economic vitality as well as the appearance of the district.

“The quality of life at Williamsport impacts our ability to recruit students,” said Trachte.

“There is a personal interest in the college, which when we were doing our strategic planning, we determined that the environment was a negative factor in terms of our ability to attract students,” He continued.

“So, yes, the board is happy to invest in Williamsport, but they are happy to invest in Williamsport because they understand that the vitality of Williamsport is integral to maintaining both fiscal integrity and the vitality of Lycoming College as a center of learning community,” Trachte added.

The county will also benefit from the project as it seeks to repopulate.

“We have to grow” said Commissioner Tony Mussare. “We need to increase our population and this will be one of the mechanisms we use to do that.”

In other cases, commissioners have approved the following:

• A sub-recipient agreement with STEP, Inc. for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant funds for $96,000.

• An amendment to a sub-recipient agreement with YWCA Northcentral PA for the 2019-20 PA Housing Affordability Funds program to extend the grant until November 30 for their Liberty House program.

• A rental contract with LAMAR companies for a payment of $900 per month to the county.

• A grant from 902 Developing and Implementing Municipal Recycling Programs of $233,918 for the replacement container truck and reimbursement for a skid steer loader. This grant is 90% from the Department of Environmental Protection and the county will take the remaining 10%, or approximately $23,000.

The next meeting of Commissioners will be at 10 a.m. on August 4 in the Board of Commissioners Room, 1st Floor Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.



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Fells Point parking lot explosion injures 2

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in an explosion in a parking garage in Fells Point, Baltimore City Fire Department said. in the 800 block of South Caroline Street. “It was pretty visible and obvious that some type of explosion did indeed occur,” Baltimore fires spokeswoman Blair Adams said. “The explosion is so intense that there is not much we can distinguish from the vehicle.” Some locals said it was unlike anything they had heard before. “It felt like a bomb going off. It was insane,” said Fells Point resident Gage Goettl. Residents described the moment the explosion rocked the parking lot. “Meghan Heil, another Fells Point resident, was at a nearby pool.” I heard a loud explosion and it shook me a bit. Everyone got up from the pool and we were all a little nervous,” Heil said. Adams said the driver of the vehicle started the SUV, which had three tanks inside, and the explosion went off. It’s unclear what caused the explosion. It’s still unclear exactly what was in those tanks, but Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, D-District 1, tweeted that “It was some kind of ‘flammable material’ and possibly parts for an HVAC. “We don’t know the exact chemical that’s inside the tanks. It’s a kind of gas. That’s all we have at this time, but what exactly is there would be part of the investigation,” Adams said. “Our firefighters and members are working with the clearance team to make sure that we can get out the three tanks that were found inside the SUV or pickup truck at the time.” The explosion damaged several other cars, shattered garage windows and left some minor cracks in the cement. Firefighters said two people – the driver of the vehicle and a bystander – suffered unspecified non-fatal injuries.Adams said businesses and homes within a 1-mile radius of the parking lot were evacuated.According to the union of Firefighters, firefighters did not find an active fire.Video from SkyTeam 11 showed fire engines parked along the street and emergency medical teams bringing a stretcher to the entrance of the structure.

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot explosion in Fells Point, Baltimore City Fire Department said.

Baltimore City Fire Deputy Chief Roman Clark told 11 News that a work van exploded just before 3 p.m. on the third floor of a five-story parking lot in the 800 block of South Caroline Street.

“It was pretty visible and obvious that some type of explosion did indeed occur,” Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said. “The explosion is so intense that there is not much we can distinguish from the vehicle.”

Some residents said it was unlike anything they had heard before.

“It felt like a bomb going off. It was insane,” said Fells Point resident Gage Goettl.

Residents described the moment the explosion rocked the parking lot.

“I work in construction. I’m used to booms and it was unlike anything I had heard. I almost hit the ground.”

Another Fells Point resident, Meghan Heil, was in a nearby pool.

“I heard a loud explosion and it shook me a bit. Everyone got up from the pool and we were all a little nervous,” Heil said.

Adams said the driver of the vehicle started the SUV, which had three tanks inside, and the explosion occurred. It is not known what caused the explosion.

It’s still unclear exactly what was in those tanks, but Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen, D-District 1, tweeted that they were some sort of “flammable material” and that it may have been parts for an HVAC.

“We don’t know the exact chemical that’s inside the tanks. It’s some kind of gas. That’s all we have at the moment, but what exactly is there would be part of investigation,” Adams said. “Our firefighters and members are working with the bomb disposal team to ensure we can get out the three tanks that were found inside the SUV or van at the time.”

The explosion damaged several other cars, shattered garage windows and left some minor cracks in the cement.

Firefighters said two people – the driver of the vehicle and a bystander – suffered unspecified non-life-threatening injuries.

Adams said businesses and homes within a 1-mile radius of the parking lot were evacuated.

According to the firefighters’ union, firefighters did not find an active fire.

SkyTeam 11 video showed fire engines parked along the street and emergency medical teams bringing a stretcher to the entrance of the structure.

Video below: Baltimore fire chief provides update

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Uttarakhand to set up 22 parking spaces inside tunnels to overcome parking problem in hilly neighborhoods



Dehradun: The cabinet of Uttarakhand decided to set up car parks inside the tunnels to alleviate the problem of parking in the hilly districts of the state. 22 car parks of this type will be built in the first phase.
At a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday, 28 major decisions were taken. In another major move, permission to provide grants to non-pre-registered beneficiary MSMEs has been exempted.
Under the 2015 MSME policy, it was necessary to be pre-registered to obtain a grant, but due to a lack of information, around 100 beneficiaries linked to it were deprived of the grant.
The Cabinet has given approval to the company which is preparing the Kedarnath reconstruction master plan to also prepare a master plan for Sonprayag. Approval to increase consultancy fees from 3 to 4% as part of the new master plan at Kedarnath Badrinath has been given.
The Dhami-led government has approved the exemption for height increase in the construction of the terminal at Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway.
In addition, permission in principle has been granted to high-rise commercial buildings located near metro stations. This should help people reach subway stations from one place. (ANI)

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The demolition of the parking lot should not start before September | New

QUINCY — The president of the architectural design firm that’s leading the redevelopment of the vacant parking lot at 123 S. Fifth said Wednesday that demolition of the structure isn’t expected to begin until Sept. 1.

Todd Moore, managing partner and president of Architechnics, said Marschel Wrecking of suburban St. Louis submitted the lowest of four bids for the project.

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Parking garage next to Bridgeport Arena in need of repairs

But a damaged and closed stairwell in a state-owned parking garage on South Frontage Road, used by patrons of the amphitheater, entertainment arena and other visitors, makes a bad impression.

Built in 2000 by the city, the state took over ownership of the structure in question – known as the Bridgeport Transportation Center garage and located next to the Total Mortgage Arena – in 2012.

In January, city officials notified the state Department of Transportation that some of the concrete on the West Staircase was crumbling, prompting the closure that lasted a few months.

Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater officials said they also contacted DOT about complaints shared earlier this month on a fan-created Facebook page.

Some ticket holders complained online about the situation on the Friends of the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Facebook page, posting a photo of the closed stairwell doors, blocked with orange netting and a sign to use the lifts.

Complaints ranged from long elevator lines to questions about security.

“And if there is a fire?” one person wrote.

A few people said they saw frustrated members of the public remove the netting and risk using the stairs. Others worried about the general condition of the garage and how long it took to fix the problem.

The DOT, in a statement emailed to Hearst Connecticut Media on Monday, said that “upon being alerted to concerns regarding the West Staircase by the city,” the agency “took immediate action,” inspecting the site and closing it “indefinitely in the interest of public safety.”

“Due to the structural issues, CT DOT will be performing a complete replacement of the West Staircase,” the statement continued. “The design will start soon. The overall parking lot structure and inspection of the east stairway revealed no other structural issues. »

Additionally, the DOT pointed out in the email, elevators on the west and east sides and an open staircase on the east allow “multiple points of entry and exit.”

Amphitheater officials, in a statement to Hearst Connecticut Media, urged state officials to act more quickly.

“This is one of the first impressions you get of the amphitheater and we, unfortunately, have no control over it,” read the venue’s statement. “We appreciate that they are working to get it done, but time is running out.”

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Manatee and Holmes Beach County leaders remain at odds over beach parking lot and garage

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Manatee County and City of Holmes Beach leaders have been at odds over beach parking for two years.

That was in 2020, when city officials reduced on-street parking on residential streets by around 1,100 spaces, police said. City officials said they have received complaints from residents saying their front yards are turning into parking lots.

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge urged the city to bring the spaces back, arguing that ratepayers who live off the island are losing access to the beach. However, the city has not moved and on-street parking remains as it was in 2020.

In a meeting with state and local officials, Commissioner Van Ostenbridge said the city’s mayor had signaled support for the possibility of parking.

“During the meeting, the mayor said she thought building a parking lot was something she could support and was ready to bring it to council for a vote. She asked me to talk to the commission, make a proposal and bring it to Holmes Beach Before we can start planning for parking, Holmes Beach proactively decided to ban parking lots in town, eliminating the possibility to build a garage,” Van Ostenbridge said. “It looks like Holmes Beach basically doesn’t want any visitors. It’s concerning because a lot of those visitors, most of them, are from Manatee County. residents and taxpayers of the county who own these beaches and they have the right to go to the beaches,” he continued.

The first reading of the ordinance took place last week. The proposed local law, which would prohibit multi-level parking structures, states that the commission wishes to “maintain the residential character of the Town of Holmes Beach” and “finds that multi-level parking facilities are not supported by the vision” throughout the city. to plan.

“It will not solve the parking problem. We have a traffic problem and until the county recognizes the traffic, the horrible traffic that has been created by the promotion over the years, we will never be able to fix these problems. Whatever a three storey car park would have created would not solve the problem as there is just a lack of infrastructure on the island to support the traffic we are now receiving,” said the Commissioner of Holmes Beach , Terry Schaefer. “I think it’s pretty well established that people come here because they feel like they’re in a very welcoming community. Without residential integrity to sustain the residents who stay here, this is where we see a long-term problem that continues to exist. We are trying to shape our ordinances to find a balance to accommodate everyone we can who wishes to be here, but we have not had the cooperation of Manatee County, acknowledging that the problem has always been the over-promotion of this island “, he continued.

The parking battle reached new heights in 2021, when Manatee County leaders denied Holmes Beach nearly $300,000 in tourist dollars. Commissioner Van Ostenbridge told 8 On Your Side that he plans to propose that less money go to Holmes Beach due to the ongoing parking dispute.

“I am not comfortable allocating tax dollars from outside Holmes Beach to enter Holmes Beach when they are so unwelcoming to visitors,” said the Commissioner of the county.

“I think a lot of us really didn’t appreciate the threat, that’s what home rule is. Thank goodness we have a domestic regime in the State of Florida and we intend to handle our issues and do so in accordance with the statutes, but also to protect both our residents and visitors who come to our city” , said Commissioner Schaefer.

The second reading of the order is scheduled for next month.

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Further safety improvements are planned for the parking lot known for its suicides

Following the addition of a fence in January in an effort to prevent suicides on the upper level of the Fifth and Walnut municipal parking garage, further glazed space safety upgrades are planned for the downtown structure this fall. .

The City of Columbia is working to finalize a contract to install steel screens on the lower levels. Although a contractor has been selected, City staff could not reveal which company as a notice to proceed has not yet been issued.

The Columbia City Council in March authorized the public works department to solicit bids for the screens.

The staff had originally aimed for a summer start date, the Tribune previously reported.

Previously: What the Fifth and Walnut downtown Columbia parking lot window screens might look like

The screens will cover 150 openings of varying lengths.

The project is expected to cost $504,000 from the city’s general fund.

Action has been taken by the city following more than half a dozen suicides at the parking lot since its construction in 2011. The city also received a citizen petition asking for safety improvements.

After: New security barriers under construction at Columbia at the Fifth and Walnut parking garage

The National Suicide Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 and is always open. The Mid-Missouri Crisis Line is 1-800-395-2132. The Missouri Suicide/Crisis hotline is 314-469-6644.

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Runaway man jumps 60 feet from parking lot, Georgia cops say

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A man jumped 60 feet from a parking lot as he ran from officers, Georgia police said.

A man has been hospitalized after jumping 60 feet from a parking lot while fleeing police, Georgia officials said.

Officers responded to the parking lot just before 3 a.m. July 22 to a report of vehicle break-ins, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers found three men, who attempted to flee in a car but crashed. The driver was arrested on the spot, but the two passengers fled on foot, police said.

One of the men jumped from the fifth level of the garage, falling 60 feet and injuring himself, police said. The other man fled.

Officers took the 20-year-old driver to Fulton County Jail. The 19-year-old who jumped was taken to hospital and was in stable condition, police said. He will be taken to prison once released from the hospital.

Both men are charged with aggravated assault, attempted theft of a car and possession of a firearm while committing a crime, according to the police department.

Madeleine List is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.

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Jeffco’s parking lot is a ‘public building’, appeals court says in green light trial | Courts

Although Jefferson County insisted its parking lot was not a “public building” and therefore the county could not be sued under Colorado law for a woman’s injuries. , the state’s second-highest court denied those claims on Thursday.

Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act generally protects public entities from civil liability to prevent taxpayer dollars from being diverted to lawsuits and to ensure that government officials can continue to provide services. There is an exception, however, if a person is injured due to an “unsafe condition of any public building”.

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel determined that a two-level parking garage in the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building is itself a building under ordinary and statutory definitions of the word.

“More fundamentally, while we accept the county’s position that a public parking structure — such as a public parking lot — may be a ‘public facility,'” Judge Anthony J. Navarro wrote in the July 21 opinion, “We reject the idea that a public parking structure cannot also be a ‘public building’.”

The appeal ruling allows Beverly Stickle to continue her lawsuit against Jeffco for injuries she sustained in the garage.

On February 6, 2018, Stickle went to the courthouse to serve a ticket. She used the north parking structure, a triangle-shaped garage with parking on the second level. Drivers can then descend the stairs to the campus, which also houses the sheriff’s department, jail, and other government buildings.

When Stickle returned to her car, she walked up the stairs to the second level. On the upper landing was a dark gray walkway, with a descent to the car park – painted the same color of gray. The elevation change was marked with yellow paint, which was more evident when looking from the field towards the landing.

From the catwalk, however, the identical grays created an illusion obscuring the descent. Stickle fell and suffered an open fracture to her right arm.






The catwalk, on the left, over the north parking structure, with a descent to the parking lot. Photo of district court order in Stickle v. County of Jefferson








Top of Jeffco North Parking Structure

A view from the north parking structure walkway, in the foreground, towards the parking area. The yellow line is the dividing point, with a descent. Photo of district court order in Stickle v. County of Jefferson


She sued Jefferson County, which countered that it was immune from liability under Colorado’s governmental immunity law. He disputed that the parking lot meets the law’s definition of a “public building” or that the descent is an unsafe condition.

After a hearing, during which there was testimony about others falling into the garage because of the delusion of resignation, District Court Judge Russell B. Klein sided with Jeffco.

“Defendants argue that the rooftop is just another parking lot,” he wrote in March 2021. “However, decisions about how to use rooftop space should not be determinative of whether a structure is a “building” any more than the construction of a roof terrace or a roof garden would prevent a structure from being a building.”

To demonstrate that the garage exhibited an unsafe condition, Stickle had to show that the descent hazard resulted from the county’s actions or inability to act during the construction or maintenance of the facility. Although Klein ruled out that the hazard stemmed from the maintenance of the garage, he suggested that building the walkway and parking lot using the same paint color met the criteria for an unsafe condition.

The county turned to the Court of Appeals, arguing that the coloring obscuring the reduction was the result of design, not construction. Jeffco also disputed Klein’s conclusion that the north parking structure was a building.

“None of the distinguishing characteristics that make a structure a building exist in this case. The north parking structure is simply one level of an open parking lot stacked on top of another level of a parking lot – and nothing more,” the county attorney wrote. Desk.

Stickle’s attorneys observed that Jefferson County witnesses testified in district court that the resurfacing of the garage’s second level was in fact part of a maintenance project.

“These same witnesses confirmed that the purpose of resurfacing the parking structure was to prevent water and chemical ingress from damaging the parking structure. This falls squarely within the definition of maintenance under the CGIA,” wrote Thomas A. Bulger.

The appeal panel agreed with Klein’s reasoning that the garage was a public building. He differed slightly in finding, as argued by Stickle’s attorney, an unsafe condition existed due to the maintenance of the garage. The evidence, Navarro wrote, showed the county chose the surfacing material for the walkway and parking lot to prevent further decline or failure of the material — which fell under the category of maintenance.

The case is Stickle c. Jefferson County.

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Dozens of drivers say vehicles have been stuck in Bronx parking lot for 5 months due to broken lift

NEW YORK — Dozens of drivers say their cars are being held hostage by a Bronx parking lot with a broken lift.

As CBS2’s Ali Bauman of the Fordham section reports, it’s costing car owners thousands of dollars in transportation.

The doors are closed to the parking garage on East 187th Street and five floors of cars are trapped behind a broken elevator.

“They said to me, well, the lift in the parking lot isn’t working, so we can’t get your car down today. So I’m like, OK, when will this be fixed? They have say, oh no, at the end of the day,” car owner Julianny Almonte said.

It was in February, more than five months ago. Like the last time Almonte and about 50 other drivers were able to pull their cars out of the garage, it was 28 degrees outside.

“One month is good, two months is good, but three months? Four months? Now five months? nothing,” car owner Yosly Morales said. .

Morales had to stop working as an Uber driver.

“Most of my income is lost because my car is there. On top of that, I have to pay insurance, I have to pay for everything the same way, and they don’t care,” he said. she declared.

Cherenis Rodriguez had to find a whole new job.

“I had to take Metro-North and then by the time I picked them up it was extremely late,” she said.

“My car is stuck here, me too here,” said Denise Espinal, the car’s owner.

Almonte lost her job as an event planner because she can’t carry all the tables and chairs.

In addition to lost wages, drivers have also spent thousands of dollars on Ubers and taxis.

The Department of Buildings told CBS2 that repairs have been repeatedly delayed, in part due to supply chain issues as well as the owner’s ability to secure funding for the repair work.

CBS2 asked the DOB if it planned to fine the owner of the garage for the length of the procedure, but much to the dismay of the drivers, the city said that the owner trying to repair the elevator, the city ​​is not going to pronounce possible sanctions.

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson released a statement saying, “We are actively in communication with the Department of Buildings regarding this situation and how we can help residents who have been impacted by this situation. It has been going on for far too long and has caused undue financial hardship for many.”

The owner, Hasan Biberaj, did not want to be filmed, but told CBS2 over the phone that he expects the elevator to be repaired by mid-August.

“Listen, every time you come they tell you it’s gonna be fixed next month, it’s gonna be fixed next month. It’s been since February. July is almost over. August is right here. They won’t fix it “, Rodriguez said. .

Every time they pick up their car, these drivers say they’ll make sure the next garage has a ramp instead of a lift.

The drivers also said they were trying to sue the garage, but were having trouble finding a lawyer to take their case. Since the CBS2 story first aired Thursday night, some viewers have sought to connect the drivers with an attorney.

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Automated Bicycle Parking Facilities Market Trend and Forecast | Key Players – GIKEN, W?HR, JFE Engineering, ma-SISTEMAS, sl

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ASU parking structures begin charging for weekend visitors

ASU’s Tempe campus parking structures stopped offering free parking to visitors on weekends beginning July 16. Previously, all Tempe campus parking lots were free on non-event weekends.

A July 5 announcement of the change from ASU Business and Finance attributed the adjustment to “more activity around the Tempe campus in recent years.”

The announcement also indicated that charging for parking in the structures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week would allow better monitoring of weekend activity, cover the expenses of maintenance and repair of the garage, the updating level of technology and other program improvements. It would also improve event planning and provide additional accountability in campus parking lots, according to the announcement.

ASU spokesman Jay Thorne added that the adjustment is also intended to alleviate “incidents in garages over the weekend and in particular auto parts (catalytic converter) thefts,” which have increased in the past. course of the last year.

The Parking and Transit Services Daily and Hourly Parking website states that weekend garage parking rates will be the same as weekday parking. Visitors will pay $4 for up to one hour of parking and up to $16 for up to four hours, the website said.

Prior to mid-2020, visitor rates were $3 for up to one hour of parking and up to $15 for up to four hours.

Permit holders will still be able to access their assigned garage on weekends at no additional cost, according to the announcement.

Students were quick to voice their concerns about the new system, with several taking to Reddit to discuss the change.

“This is a blatant cash grab on ASU’s part,” said Patrick Hays, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering. “They just raised the hourly rate, so where is that money going?”

Thorne said that no tuition dollars or other University funds are used to fund parking and transit services; all of its income is reinvested in operations. These include shuttle services and subsidized transit passes, Thorne said.

There are options in a price range available for students in need of parking or transportation services, Thorne said. ASU offers a Valley Metro Bus and Light Rail U-Pass, which costs $150 per academic year and allows unlimited rides. Nearby Park-and-Ride locations are free to park and board a bus or tram from there as well, he said.

Zak Gutzwiler, a senior film media production student and Herberger Senator for Tempe’s undergraduate student government, said he intends to introduce legislation to the USGT in response to the change.

The legislation “would better advance the idea of ​​weekend and overnight permits”, he said. Thorne said the University is not considering weekend or overnight permits as an option at this time.

“This has a negative impact on me and many other film and theater students as many of our productions take place outside of class hours. Until 11 p.m. or midnight and all day on weekends,” Gutzwiler said.

“There’s an additional garage (Mill Avenue parking structure) being built for over $42 million, so I doubt they’ll need that funding for additional technology if we’re able to fund any. new builds,” Gutzwiler said.

ASU began work on the Mill Avenue parking structure in June and is expected to complete it in July 2023, the project’s website said. It will also have to pay for weekend parking when it’s finished in 2023, Thorne said.

The adjustment includes all ASU parking lots on the Tempe campus. Parking lots on all four campuses require payment to park 24/7, however weekend staffing shortages force visitors to pay to park on weekends,” Thorne said.


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Parking spaces

Plan for more parking in Rochester moves forward

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – A plan that adds more parking in downtown Rochester has taken a step closer to reality.

Rochester City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a proposal that would add more surface parking spaces at the former Kmart and AMPI sites along Southeast 3rd Avenue. City documents indicate nearly 400 parking spaces would be added on the AMPI property and nearly 250 additional parking spaces would enter the former Kmart building.

Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document
Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document

The plan calls for the demolition of the western part of the old Kmart building as well as some of the structures of the old AMPI complex. Currently, there are approximately 740 parking spaces on site. The proposal would bring that total to nearly 1,400.

The majority of parking spaces are and will be used by Mayo Clinic employees, but some spaces are also available to the general public. City officials say the AMPI site needs to be cleared before more motorists can start parking there. They plan to seek grants to fund the cleanup effort.

One injured in Houston County rollover crash

One injured in Houston County rollover crash

Wow! See how Rochester has changed over the years in these Google Photos.

As we drive down Highway 52, it’s hard to imagine what life was like in our town before the Target store was built where it stands today. Or the house you live in now, at some point in town, that wasn’t there. In fact, Rochester has grown so fast over the years that most of our homes didn’t even exist 50 years ago! You do not believe me ? Browse these photos for a glimpse of what Rochester looked like years ago.

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Parking garage

50 vehicles remain stuck in a condemned parking lot in Baltimore; cause of ramp collapse still under investigation – Baltimore Sun

Fifty vehicles remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot on Monday after the garage’s second-story ramp partially collapsed on Friday and blocked the entrance with concrete debris.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation. When and how the vehicles will be removed from the Inner Harbor condemned garage at 1 E. Pratt St. is unknown.

The 45-year-old garage is owned by Banyan Street Capital, a Miami-based real estate firm, which said via its public relations firm Monday that it plans to remove the vehicles “as soon as the structure is deemed safe by the City of Baltimore. .”

The company contacted a demolition crew to begin shoring up the garage deck – the first step towards removing the vehicle.

City of Baltimore structural engineers oversaw the temporary shoring of the three-story garage immediately after the collapse. Jason Hessler, deputy commissioner of permits and litigation for the Department of Housing and Community Development, said the garage will need to be stabilized before motorists can collect their belongings. They will not be allowed to take their vehicle out of the garage.

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Until then, no one is allowed inside the garage except engineers assessing the property or construction workers stabilizing the garage.

“Debris removal, shoring and further assessment will be required before it can be determined how and when the vehicles can be removed,” Hessler said in a statement.

The right lane of South Charles Street will be closed indefinitely between West Conway and Pratt streets while the garage undergoes repairs.

No one was injured when a section of a concrete ramp crashed to ground level around 10 a.m. Friday. A driver had just entered the garage a few minutes before and had witnessed its collapse. No vehicle was damaged.

Baltimore City Fire Deputy Chief Dante Stewart said Friday that most of the garage remains stable and is not expected to collapse again. The fire department last inspected the garage in July 2017 and determined it met the city’s fire code.

The garage is managed by SP Plus Corp., a Chicago-based parking facility management company, which has directed questions to Banyan Street Capital.

“Most importantly, we are relieved that no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged,” said Jill Nagel, SP+ spokesperson.

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Demand for parking spaces fuels growth of city garages

By April 2020, the number of vehicles in the city had dropped by two-thirds, to just over 9 million cars, from a year earlier, according to city records. But a year later, vehicle traffic was almost at pre-pandemic levels, with 25 million cars on the road. By October 2021, that number had returned to more than 27 million cars, on par with 2019 levels, according to city records.

Last year, the city also added 538,330 newly registered vehicles, a 34% increase from 2020, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Monthly demand for garages in residential neighborhoods like the Upper East Side has recovered now that New Yorkers are returning to the city in droves, said Chicago-based SPPlus chief strategy officer Chris Sherman. His company runs about 250 garages in New York and recently leased up to 20 that were previously operated by Icon Parking.

He added that he is also seeing an increase in demand for short-term parking in office districts and for hotels around Times Square.

A parking condo at 15 William Street in the Financial District, operated by Icon Parking, is now for sale. It has 200 parking spaces and is located below a building with 320 apartments.

Rent there costs Icon about $1 million a year, but landlords are selling it to raise money for a separate project, broker Eric Anton said.

New York’s Centerpark is another business in growth mode, citing higher demand than before the pandemic. The company recently acquired two Midtown garages from Muss Development for $8.3 million which are currently operated by Icon Parking, adding 40,000 square feet of parking space to its portfolio of 20 facilities.

Centerpark expects to end the year with 26 garages under its belt and has spent $100 million over the past three years to approach owners and grow its portfolio.

“Overall, we’ve done well, more post-pandemic than during,” said the company’s chief executive, Gregg Reuben.

Demand was low at the height of the pandemic, so the company filled its spaces with monthly rather than daily parking lots.

“We also found that transient parking recovered very quickly. Even though there weren’t many people and we’re hovering around 40% in terms of office occupancy, the percentage of people driving into town is much higher than it was before. the pandemic,” he said.

The company’s revenue in 2021 was up 15% from 2019, he said, both due to an increase in demand for spaces and also because it raised its prices. 5% overall. The company now charges between $500 and $800 per month for a spot depending on the garage.

On the other hand, Icon, which has nearly 200 garages in its portfolio, collectively owes its owners more than $20 million, according to multiple lawsuits.

Since the start of the pandemic, Icon has claimed in court documents to have lost income and said he has been unable to pay rent to the owners of the garages he rents out. But attorneys representing the owners say they uncovered a scheme in which Icon diverted revenue from its garages, which are operated under individual LLCs, to a large master bank account to make the garages appear insolvent.

There are other garages Icon walked away from because they were underperforming and in default, said Deborah Reigel, an attorney at Rosenberg & Estis representing multiple owners in the lawsuits.

“The cool thing about Icon is that they don’t give up all of their space,” she said. “They’re trying to pick and keep some of their garages.”

Icon Parking did not respond to a request for comment.

Owning a garage as a landlord isn’t always lucrative, said David Schwartz, director of the Slate Property Group. His company builds affordable housing around New York.

“Many developers wouldn’t build a parking lot if they didn’t have to,” he said, referring to city parking regulations in outlying boroughs. “I wouldn’t build most of my garages if I didn’t have to.” He added that they are expensive to build and do not generate much revenue, especially if they are smaller.

Schwartz advocates congestion pricing to reduce the number of cars on the road, but doesn’t think that will continue to be a problem in the city much longer.

“New York City can’t grow if we depend on cars,” he said. “I think in the same way that the stories of New Yorkers moving to Florida are a short-lived phenomenon, I think it will be a short-lived phenomenon as well.”

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