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Hotel owner challenges potential for nearby eight-story parking garage


A Kalispell business owner said adding a proposed eight-story building downtown would detract from the town’s aesthetic.

John Barr, owner of the Grand Hotel on Main Street, told City Council on Monday he was concerned about details surrounding a planned car park west of his hotel.

“We purchased a historic building downtown and were concerned about an eight-story structure right next to the hotel,” he said. “If we do that here, it’s going to be the most prominent architectural feature of the downtown district when you drive downtown – you’re going to see a large cement structure even though it’s covered in brick.”

“It certainly won’t look like an 1890s western town like it does right now,” he added. “It is clear that the development of this will affect the downtown district for decades to come. It requires thought.

The developers behind the Charles Hotel and associated parking garage at the intersection of First Avenue and First Street West recently approached the city to redesign the parking structure to include approximately 70 housing units . The move would make the parking structure approximately eight stories tall.

The council held a work session on June 13 to discuss the concept. He appeared to favor adding housing – noting the shortage of housing in the city – but wanted more details on the plans, including where residents would park.

The hotel, planned at the corner of Third Street West and Main Street, would replace an existing surface parking lot. Construction of the nearby parking garage would then provide parking for the hotel and the public.

Barr said he thinks the addition of the Charles Hotel downtown will improve business for everyone. Although he agreed that “affordable housing is a crisis” in the community, he questioned whether this was the best location, noting that parking would be needed to support this housing.

“We have a very strong interest in this as owners of this hotel,” he said. “To keep the hotel running we need parking and will we have enough parking as we currently have. We need enough parking nearby as we have a lot of elderly guests.

DURING THE MEETING, the Board held a public hearing on changes to the Eagle Valley Ranch development on US 93 North, but heard no comments on the matter.

Spartan Holdings is requesting a Zoning Map Amendment, Growth Policy Map Amendment and Annexation with initial zoning for the property at 3201 US 93.

The Eagle Valley Ranch PUD was established in 2018. The developer acquired the adjacent land containing the former Homefitters building and the neighboring vacant property currently in the county that he would like to incorporate into the subdivision.

The Board approved the draft budget for FY23 and set a public hearing for July 5 on the budget. Then, on August 15, the city council must adopt the final budget.

The city’s preliminary budget is just over $111 million compared to last year’s budget of $104 million. The General Fund is expected to be $14.1 million, approximately $550,000 less than last year’s budget, primarily because the General Fund budget does not include as many capital expenditures.

In a related matter, Council approved a wage adjustment for non-unionized City employees with an adjustment based on 3.5%.

As part of the budget process, the Board is considering the recommendation to adjust the wages of employees not represented by one of the three collective bargaining units in an effort to maintain consistency among employees.

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

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Batteries explode in Milwaukee hospital parking lot

A battery explosion Tuesday morning in a hospital parking lot injured two people. It happened just after 8:30 a.m. at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in the west parking structure. The Milwaukee Fire Department said a battery explosion injured two workers and caused an acid spill. Fire dispatched their Hazmat team to clean up this spill. We don’t know what their injuries are. Aurora Health Care released a statement saying, “This morning, a container of recycled batteries burned in a waste collection area outside Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Milwaukee HAZMAT crews have contained the scene. and there is no impact on our patients, visitors and team members.”

A battery explosion Tuesday morning in a hospital parking lot injured two people.

It happened just after 8:30 a.m. at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in the west parking structure.

The Milwaukee Fire Department said a battery explosion injured two workers and caused an acid spill.

Fire sent their Hazmat team to clean up this spill.

We don’t know what their injuries are.

Aurora Health Care released a statement saying, “This morning, a container of recycled batteries burned in a waste collection area outside Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Milwaukee HAZMAT crews have contained the scene. and there is no impact on our patients, visitors and team members.

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Proposed Multi-Family Housing Units for Future Kalispell Parking Garage

In the months following the town council’s approval of a five-storey hotel and around 250-space public car park in downtown Kalispell, developers of the separate properties proposed the addition of four floors for multi-family housing to the parking structure, which city officials discussed during a council business session on June 13.

The developers proposed to add 70 units to the future parking garage, which would be located on the city’s Eagles lot at the southeast corner of First Street West and First Avenue West. It would include studio, one and two bedroom units, according to preliminary designs, which would also include commercial space on the lower level of the garage.

Ownership of the city-owned parking garage would use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and is expected to cost approximately $7 million before the multifamily housing component is proposed. Developers and city officials are considering transferring the parking structure to private ownership.

Of the approximately 250 parking spaces, approximately 90 would be leased by the developer for the hotel’s parking demand. The $47 million hotel development, located at Third Avenue and Main Street, is currently in the process of transferring land from the city to buyer developer, Montana Hotel Dev Partners, LLC.

Developers and city officials are proposing the addition of 38 parking spaces to the garage, causing councilors to fear that the additional spaces are still not enough to accommodate 70 households.

“Where would all these residents park? Councilwoman Jessica Dahlman asked city officials during the meeting.

TIF funds generated by the downtown district would be used to reimburse developers for the costs of constructing some of the parking spaces, and city officials are considering the possibility of using these funds to create housing for the labor, which is an allowable expense under state TIF laws. ; however, it is currently proposed that the units be priced at the market rate.

“(The developers) are happy with the market rate so we can push it through unless the council wants to push the road (TIF) through,” City Manager Doug Russell said.

In addition to the parking garage, the five-story hotel development was approved earlier this year at the Main Street location as part of the same project. It will feature 79 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, rooftop bar and valet parking. Office space is also proposed for the project to accommodate hotel operations staff, likely in an existing building close to the hotel site.

A trio of developers from Compass Construction, BOND Partners and Alchemy Development collaborated on the project and formed Montana Hotel Dev Partners, LLC. The hotel and project developers were the only respondents to city officials’ request for development proposal submissions last year. The housing unit proposal should be approved by the planning board before being submitted to the city council for approval.

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Dedicated Purple Heart parking spaces

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (WTRF) – If you remember a few weeks ago, 7News brought you the Purple Heart parking lot project. It is a mission of VFW Post 4442 to secure designated parking spots for veterans who have been injured while serving.

Companies Wanted for Purple Heart Parking Project

I never imagined that there would be such a turnout.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

The first signs are rising in the Ohio Valley and soon people may be seeing these spaces in the United States.

Wally McMasters started with a vision and service project for VFW Post 4442 asking local businesses to provide designated parking sports for Purple Heart recipients.

These people took a bullet for us. They are real heroes and that’s why I started.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

McMasters came up with the idea after seeing a veteran struggle to enter a store, unable to park in a handicapped spot.

So he approached Walmart in the Highlands. Almost instantly they said yes.

Personally, I had quite a few family members in the military and most of them have purple hearts, so that’s pretty important to me. Also, as a store, it’s good to give back to the community, especially to those who gave the most to the community initially.

Tim Lemasters, Front End Coach, Walmart

City Facilities Management is partnering with Walmart and they decided to take the project a step further with more than just a sign.

We will provide all the posts and all the material to fix the panels to the ground. Walmart provides all painting and painting supplies. Wally provides the panels and we’re going to try to get that across the entire footprint that stretches from Florida to Massachusetts.

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

You’ll soon see these Purple Heart parking spots at other Walmart stores in the area. In fact, there’s already one right across from the store in Moundsville. The Highlands location also plans to add several other spots.

I am very proud of our military and believe that if we can have one for our customers with disabilities, we can have one for our Purple Heart recipients.

Kim Stevey, Asset Protection Team Leader, Walmart

They hope to set an example for other businesses in the Ohio Valley, creating not just one space, but hopefully many.

With a big box store like this, I think they will lead by example and other companies and other big box stores will follow.

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

As for Wally, he said he has already received inquiries from other parts of West Virginia. He is delighted that his project for VFW Post 4442 is progressing rapidly.

He would also like to thank the businesses in The Highlands who had Purple Heart parking spaces long before this project began.

We are excited to spread the signs throughout the Ohio Valley and honor our Purple Heart recipients.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

If you are a business that wants to be part of the Purple Heart Parking Project and designate a space, call Wally McMasters. His number is 606-793-3004. You can also email him at [email protected]

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The developer offers an 8-storey parking garage with housing


Kalispell City Council is interested in a concept to add accommodation to a downtown parking structure, pushing the proposed building approximately eight stories high.

The developers behind the Charles Hotel and the associated parking lot at the intersection of First Avenue and First Street West approached the city to modify the plan of the parking structure to include approximately 70 housing units.

The city council held a working session on Monday on the subject. Any changes to the hotel and parking agreement must be voted on by the board. The project must also go through the planning council and obtain final council approval.

In addition to 250 parking spaces, the four-story garage was designed to include 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. However, the developer is interested in adding four more floors to the building for multi-family housing.

Jarod Nygren, director of city development services, told council that while working on the project, the developer returned to seek changes to the plan. In addition to housing, the developer is seeking to retain ownership of the garage, rather than handing it over to the city.

“One thing we heard from the public is that the hotel is great, but why not the accommodation,” he said. “So I think that was factored into the developer’s mind.”

“We could also see the public benefits of including parking without having to own a building and pay for long-term maintenance,” Nygren said while noting that city staff wanted advice from council beforehand. to work out the details of the amendments to the agreement.

The city council was generally supportive of the housing addition and private ownership of the structure. Although some councilors had questions regarding the logistics, especially in terms of providing the necessary parking for the accommodations.

Councilor Sid Daoud said the town would benefit from housing

“I think we are all in favor of the arrival of these units,” he said. “But now we have to figure out what we want to do about parking these units.”

“I would hate to get to the point where the size of the garage isn’t big enough for the parking we need,” Councilor Sam Nunnally said. “We see this as a long-term plan for downtown to revitalize it and bring people downtown.”

REGARDING THE potential housing units, city staff also suggested working with the developer to ensure that at least some of the units are reserved as affordable units for labor. While this suggestion received some support from some advisers, it also prompted several questions about how it might be structured.

City manager Doug Russell said council could consider designating tax increase funding funds – which are already earmarked to be used for parking – to reduce the cost of some of the housing units that will be probably developed at the market rate.

“Any type of housing we add is good, but we have the ability to make sure it’s affordable housing for the workforce,” he said. “What they will build is housing at market price if we allow them to include housing in this project. But there is an opportunity here if the council wants to participate to add housing for the workforce.

Councilor Ryan Hunter said he would support housing, but wants to ensure that if the city contributes funding, housing is guaranteed to be affordable.

“It only makes sense to me if it’s a restricted act like permanently affordable,” he said. “Otherwise it could change a year later. We need to know that this will provide housing for this workforce in the future.

Daoud said that if the city subsidized housing with TIF funds, he would want to know more about the income levels allowed for people living in the housing and how it would be handled in the future.

Mayor Mark Johnson pointed out that the deal is already in place for the garage, but with the suggestion to add housing, this could be an opportunity for the city.

“We can use the tax increase funding to buy out that rent on a number of units because we’ve heard from the public over and over and from this Council that we need to do more to address the housing crisis,” did he declare. “It may not be the perfect option, but it is an option we can consider. We can look at the numbers and how we can structure that.

THE DEVELOPER plans to build a $47 million hotel on the corner of Third Street West and Main Street, which would also come with parking. The garage is expected to accommodate the hotel’s parking needs, replace displaced parking spaces in the two city-owned lots, and build additional spaces for future development.

The city is providing financial assistance to the parking garage project under the Kalispell Town Center TIF Assistance Program, which was developed to support redevelopment activities and advance the objectives of the center’s urban renewal plan -City of Kalispell. Hotel Charles should generate the TIF funds for parking.

The 89,000 square foot hotel is expected to feature 79 rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge, retail spaces, conference space and a rooftop patio.

Montana Hotel Dev Partners is the developer behind the hotel and parking lot.

The estimated parking cost is $9.2 million.

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

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Crews begin cleaning up after a fire in the Charleston International Airport parking lot

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston International Airport officials are beginning to clean up the aftermath of two vehicles that caught fire in their parking lot.

The North Charleston Fire Department said on Twitter that it was on the scene at Charleston International Airport just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Deputy Chief Stephanie Julazedah said two vehicles were involved in the blaze and one firefighter was slightly injured and was taken away by Charleston County Emergency Medical Services. No other injuries were reported.

The blaze was escalated to a structural fire when a North Charleston Deputy Fire Chief first arrived on the scene and then other units were on their way. The Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Team and the Charleston County Emergency Department also responded to assist during the incident.

Airport spokesman Spencer Pryor said a driver entering the car park reported a “burning smell” coming from his vehicle shortly after 11 a.m.

“The driver was able to exit the vehicle and contact emergency services,” Pryor said.

North Charleston firefighters say the fire started when this driver’s engine caught fire on the second floor of the Daily Parking Deck.

Following the first vehicle, a second vehicle also caught fire, according to Pryor. It was also extinguished, but not before several other vehicles in the area were damaged by the fire.

The daily garage is now open for passengers to park, except for two areas on levels two and three. The airport also says it will start trying to contact the owners of the vehicles.

Airport officials assessed the area for any possible damage to the garage.

This photo submitted by a viewer shows thick black smoke coming from the Charleston International Airport parking lot on Thursday morning. The North Charleston Fire Department says to avoid the area.(Barbara Hill)

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New Stamford station car park rises ‘like building a puzzle’

STAMFORD – One week there was not much to see of the waiting car park near the Stamford transport hub.

The next, the shell of a building jutted into the horizon.

It’s on purpose, state transportation officials say.

Contractors are on track to complete the second stage of the nearly 1,000-space parking lot by September to serve one of the busiest stations in the state, the Department of Transportation spokesperson said. State, Josh Morgan, at the Stamford Advocate.

Every day, items are “brought in and dropped on site, much like building a puzzle,” Morgan said.


City and state leaders opened the $81.7 million, 928-seat building in October 2021 to much fanfare. The car depot is intended to replace a crumbling garage on Station Place, directly opposite the train station.

Both DOT and Stamford characterize the new garage as part of a plan to revamp an area near the station plagued by wider transportation issues.

The DOT this year began a master planning process for the Stamford Transportation Hub, floating options that included a dedicated carpool zone and pedestrian improvements in the process.

Morgan explained that the first year of the project involved a lot of work out of the public eye, such as drainage improvements and foundation work. But, at the same time, “hundreds and hundreds” of the necessary precast concrete slabs were created offsite, he said.

Upon completion of preliminary work on South State Street, the concrete slabs could be moved into place and construction could begin. And quick. Construction industry professionals claim that precast units speed up construction time by reducing common obstacles such as weather-related delays.

“So if you walk past it today and again this time…next week it’s probably going to be a little bit different,” he said. After a year without much, everything happened suddenly.

Prefabrication isn’t the only reason the structure will be built by September. Morgan said the agreement with the contractors states that construction “should be completed in approximately five months” and that part of the work began in May.

And once the construction is complete, there is still work to be done. From late 2022 until summer 2023 – when the department plans to unveil the garage – contractors will work on interior finishes.

Next, the DOT will connect the garage to the Stamford Transportation Center via an enclosed pedestrian bridge. Morgan said the bridge should be in place “by the end of the year”.

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Phoenix Park: Investigation launched amid concerns over loss of parking spaces

An online survey has been launched as part of a parking strategy being developed for Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

The move follows concerns about a significant loss of parking spaces on both sides of Chesterfield Avenue to make way for permanent cycling facilities in the park.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) appointed Systra consultants to develop a parking strategy for the park, which attracts 10 million visitors a year. The first phase will include an online survey of park users to help inform future parking decisions.

In a statement, the OPW said it was seeking opinions on how to encourage people to choose more sustainable travel options, such as cycling and walking, when visiting the park.

“We understand that to make the park more inclusive for everyone, some visitors will need to drive,” they said. “We need to ensure that our parking offer can facilitate all visitors.”

The inquiry will remain open until July 8, with a draft parking strategy expected to be released in the fall. The OPW said this would be followed by further non-statutory public consultation.

“This strategy will identify key parking issues, challenges and opportunities in and around Phoenix Park,” they said. “There will also be a dialogue with key stakeholders located in and around Phoenix Park to understand their perspectives regarding bicycle and car parking and any associated issues and opportunities.

“It is expected that the parking strategy will focus primarily on measures related to bicycle and car parking, especially for visitors with reduced mobility to ensure that they can visit the park,” they added. .

The Minister of State responsible for OPW, Patrick O’Donovan, urged local communities and park visitors to submit feedback during the next three weeks of the inquiry.

“The more information we get directly from our visitors, the better our parking strategy will reflect and meet their needs,” he said.

Sen. Emer Currie (FG) said a new parking strategy for Phoenix Park must reflect the transportation needs of residents and visitors, as well as identifying connectivity issues.

“It’s really important that people let the OPW know about their experiences with Phoenix Park, especially over the past two years when so many people have used it during the Covid restrictions,” she said.

“We need to strike the right balance to make the park accessible to people of all ages and stages, while protecting its environment and wildlife.

“The park should be inclusive for all visitors, including those who must drive to get there.”

Senator Currie also called for progress on the overdue pilot bus service for the park.

Earlier this year, plans for the new route were turned upside down after it was discovered that Cabra’s entrance gate was too narrow for a standard bus to pass.

The proposed service will link Heuston and Broombridge stations, with stops at Dublin Zoo and the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

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State College Pugh Street parking lot temporarily closed

State College’s oldest — and second largest — downtown parking lot will be temporarily closed for about a week to make necessary repairs, according to the borough.

The 50-year-old Pugh Street parking garage will remain closed from 10 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. June 27. Per Borough spokesperson Kayla Lafferty, repairs at Pugh and upcoming repairs at other garages include fixing concrete chips and cracks, weather stripping, stair tread repairs rolling, repointing of brick areas, installation of new roof drains, traffic coatings and painting.

During the closure, Pugh permit holders and other drivers are asked to use the Fraser Street and Beaver Street parking garages instead, as the second and third levels of the McAllister Street parking deck will be reserved for McAllister license holders only. (McAllister’s ground floor will remain open to the public, however.)

According to Lafferty, maintenance costs this year for the four garages are expected to be around $1.46 million. The Fraser Street parking garage will be closed July 23-26 for traffic congestion, and the McAllister Street parking bridge will be subject to partial closures for short periods as needed, but will not require full closure .

Repairs were expected. A consultant advised the borough last year that the parking lots will require approximately $7.3 million in maintenance from 2021 to 2029, and officials then said the Pugh Street parking lot would last no more than “7 to 10 years”.

A new garage could possibly see the light of day. The Borough’s 2023-2027 Capital Improvement Plan, which essentially acts as a roadmap for future costs and projects, currently provides $35 million for “new parking structures,” including $26 million in 2026.

For now, however, local residents and visitors will have to undergo necessary repairs in Pugh, which has 491 parking spaces. Those with further questions are asked to contact the State College Parking Department at 814-278-4769.

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The Pugh Street parking garage will be closed June 20-27 for repairs. Abby Drey [email protected]

Josh Moyer earned his BA in Journalism from Penn State and his MS from Columbia. He has been involved in news and sports writing for nearly 20 years. He boasts the best athlete he’s ever seen as Tecmo Super Bowl’s Bo Jackson.

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Manatee County parking lot ‘deteriorating from inside’ needs replacement

MANATEE COUNTY (WFLA) – Monday through Friday, each week, more than 500 county employees use the parking garage attached to the Manatee County County Administration Building.

A 2021 inspection by a third-party engineering company revealed that the life of the structure had been cut short. The parking lot was built in the late 1980s, but county officials say it has fallen into disrepair due to “delayed maintenance.”

“The point is that it is a concrete and steel car park. We live in a very humid environment and there may have been a period of deferred maintenance which resulted in water intrusion in concrete, causing the steel to deteriorate,” County Administrator Dr. Scott Hopes said. “That assessment has been made and we have a few years before we need to take aggressive action.”

The structure remains in use as of now. County officials say it’s “safe to park.”

“The maintenance plan wasn’t put in place in the late 80s and it wasn’t put in place in the 90s and it wasn’t put in place in the 2000s, so the ball was kind of dropped by a very large number of people over a very long period of time and now this council has just been given the problem and has to come up with a very expensive solution in the short term,” said the curator Kevin Van Ostenbridge.

The engineering report dated December 2021 says inspectors found “multiple and extensive locations of hollow sounds, cracks and spalling” on the top and bottom of the garage. The third-party firm also suggested “major and invasive repairs involving the removal and replacement of concrete” and recommends that the work be completed within the “next 18 to 24 months”.

Dr. Hopes told a meeting on Tuesday that it was in the interest of the county and the taxpayers to tear down the existing garage and build a new one. The cost is estimated at $34 million.

“The report made recommendations for the corrective measures needed for the car park, but that would only save us five to seven years of useful life where a new car park we can expect to get 50 or more years out of it,” said Dr. Hopes.

County officials say there is no official timeline for demolition or construction as plans are still underway. Dr Hopes said work could start late next year.

“Within a few years, it would become a security issue. We’re not there yet, so we’ll be spending the next 12 months designing a new parking lot and determining alternate sources for parking,” the county administrator said.

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Fears for the future of Nantwich businesses amid lack of parking spaces for shoppers

Businesses in Nantwich are losing trade because visitors to the town cannot find a parking space, a councilor has said. Cllr Peter Groves (Con) said Cheshire East Council did nothing to address the loss of more than 80 spaces in the unofficial St Anne car park when the site was developed.

He said he had been contacted by several business owners about the issue. “We are now in a position where people who drive into town, especially on Saturdays or busy market days, if they can’t park, they just turn around and go somewhere else,” Cllr Groves told the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

“I have been working at the council for a few years on a comprehensive review of parking in Nantwich so they can look at both the supply and the pricing structure.

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“What really irritates me is that downtown vitality plans are handled by the economy and growth commission, but car parking is handled by the roads commission. You don’t have to be a British brain to realize that city center vitality and parking go hand in hand. You have to look at both at the same time. »

The Nantwich Councilor said some traders were seriously worried they would go bankrupt if footfall continued to fall due to parking issues. “Nantwich is primarily a town with independently run shops – they survive on the footfall in Nantwich and if the footfall isn’t there they basically won’t have a business and that’s what really concerns me “, did he declare.

He added that a lot of people on the new areas being built will be coming to town. “If you look at Kingsbourne we have 900 odd houses coming up, we’re about to have another 80 odd houses on the Peter Destapeleigh Way site, so that’s around 1,000 houses.

“These people who live in Kingsbourne or Peter Destapeleigh, they’re not going to walk to Nantwich every time. They will come in and want to park. No one is talking about how this is going to be resolved. Nantwich has no free car parks now that St Anne is no longer official and, along with Crewe and Wilmslow, has some of the highest parking charges in East Cheshire.

Cllr Groves said: ‘The car parking problem in Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow is a hot potato for residents because people in Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow are saying why am I paying to resurface [free] car parks in Alsager and Sandbach, etc. But the biggest problem at the moment is the supply of parking, because it is fundamental for the traffic in the city.

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Bricktown Parking Garage in Oklahoma City sold to Ohio investor

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Mobile Infrastructure this week bought Bricktown Parking Garage, 222 E Sheridan Ave.

The seller was Bricktown Garage Parking LLC, led by Fred Mazaheri, a local Mazaheri Properties developer, who bought the property in 2013 for $9,375,000.

The Bricktown Parking Garage comprises 206,598 square feet of space spread over an eight-story office and parking structure just north of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The garage has 537 parking spaces with leases in place with Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Inn, Homewood Suites and Springhill Suites. It also has monthly parking for office tenants and overnight parking for night traffic.

Price Edwards & Co. reports these commercial real estate transactions to OKC

• Gary Owens Construction paid The Hertz Corp. $3,200,000 for 32 acres on Parkway Center Avenue. Craig Tucker handled the transaction.

• Milestone Investment LLC paid Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC $2,900,000 for a 67,500 square foot industrial property at 6209 and 6417 S Sooner Road. Mark Patton and Cody Beat handled the transaction.

• Resurrection Cemetery Corp. paid Native Doodles Inc. $2,000,000 for 40 acres at SW 119 and Meridian Avenue. Jacob Simon, Danny Rivera and Andrew Holder handled the transaction.

• Harris & Sons LLC paid JECN Investments LLP $1,300,000 for a 7,211 square foot, 1.49 acre office building at 9212 N Kelley Ave. Derek James handled the transaction.

• East Edmond Baptist Church Inc. paid $750,000 to Midland Capital LLC for 80 acres on Westminster Road in Arcadia. Phillip Mazaheri managed the transaction.

• Cordea Consulting paid $440,000 to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4938 for a 1,230 square foot, 0.16 acre office building at 16 E Campbell, Edmond. Aaron Diehl handled the transaction.

• Blue Bee Farm LLC has leased 17,384 square feet of industrial space at 1255 E Reno Ave. Cody Beat and Mark Patton handled the transaction.

• Mack Energy Co. leased 11,450 square feet of office space in the BancFirst tower at 100 N Broadway Ave. Tre Dupuy and Ian Self handled the transaction.

• Dollar General renewed a lease for 9,735 square feet of retail space at Guthrie Plaza at 1603 S Division St., Guthrie. Rosha Wood handled the transaction.

• Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Foundation renewed a lease for 9,530 square feet of industrial space at Will Rogers III at 1111 Cornell Parkway. Chris Roberts handled the transaction.

• Nathan Prenk has leased 6,053 square feet of industrial space at 416 Glade Drive. Andrew Holder and Danny Rivera handled the transaction.

• LWPB leased 3,887 square feet of office space at the IBC Center at 3817 Northwest Expressway. Tom Fields handled the transaction.

• Rimrock Energy Partners LLC has leased 3,130 square feet of space in Possum Creek at 6301 N Western Ave. Craig Tucker and Allison Barta Bailey handled the transaction.

• Accenture LLP leased 3,052 square feet of office space at The Boulevard at 525 NW 11. Derek James and Allison Barta Bailey managed the transaction.

• Investors Trust Co. Inc. leased 2,863 square feet of office space in the BancFirst tower at 100 N Broadway Ave. Tre Dupuy and Ian Self handled the transaction.

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Engineering report reveals issues with county parking lot

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The six-story Manatee County parking lot in downtown Bradenton will need replacing after a technical inspection revealed signs of deterioration, Manatee County officials said. Replacing the structure is expected to cost $33 million.

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The Manatee County government plans to pay tens of millions of dollars to replace its parking lot in downtown Bradenton after an engineering report found “signs of deterioration”.

The garage is still a safe place to park, officials say, but replacing it as soon as possible has become a priority. The county’s recently released capital improvement plan includes $33 million to replace the garage, which is attached to the administration building at 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

“It’s not in imminent danger. If it was an immediate danger, I wouldn’t leave parking there,” County Administrator Scott Hopes said Friday. “We take all necessary measures to ensure that our employees work and park in a safe environment.”

Construction of the six-story garage was completed in the late 1980s. According to the project description, a professional inspection report found that age and “continuous water intrusion” caused significant damage to structure.

In a Friday afternoon interview with the Bradenton Herald, Hopes said he had sought a second opinion on the parking lot, but details of that inspection have not been finalized.

While the initial report determined that the “massive areas” would require $8 million in repairs over the next two years, the county’s property management department recommended replacing the garage entirely because the repairs would only add five to ten years of life in the garage.

“We continue to uncover examples of mismanagement and poor governance from years past. Neglecting this structure could have resulted in a catastrophic event had it not been caught by our new administration,” Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge wrote in a text message to the Bradenton Herald.

“Fortunately, this was avoided. Unfortunately, it looks like it will needlessly cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars,” he continued, expressing frustration at the unexpected expense. “The money we now have to divert to new parking could have been invested in new roads or new parks.”

County officials plan to demolish the existing garage to build a “larger and more efficient” parking lot for county employees and the general public, according to the project description.

If approved as part of the budget later this summer, county officials will immediately begin the process of designing a new parking lot. According to the capital improvement plan, construction could begin next fall and be completed by the end of 2025.

More than 500 county employees work daily in the Manatee County Administration Building. The building serves as the seat of government and houses a number of customer service areas for county residents.

A separate inspection report found no significant issues with the administration building itself, which is due to receive a roof replacement later this year.

During construction, it is unknown where these employees or visitors will be able to park downtown. There are other parking structures downtown, but these are smaller garages with other primary uses.

Speaking to the Bradenton Herald on Friday afternoon, Mayor Gene Brown said he expects the upcoming demolition and construction will cause headaches for downtown, but the city plans to work with the county to minimize problems.

“Obviously there will be challenges during construction,” Brown said. “Anything we as a city can do to help the process, we will. (County officials) are working on logistics, but hopefully we can make the transition as easy as possible. »

Hopes said the county would also consider running a shuttle between the administration building and county-owned parking lots, such as the site of Old City Hall at the southwest corner of West 15th Street and the West Manatee Ave.

The County Board of Commissioners will hold a series of budget meetings next week. The capital improvement plan, which includes money to build a new parking garage, will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. at the administration building.

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The six-story Manatee County parking lot in downtown Bradenton will need replacing after a technical inspection revealed signs of deterioration, Manatee County officials said. Replacing the structure is expected to cost $33 million. Tiffany Tompkins [email protected]

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The six-story Manatee County parking lot in downtown Bradenton will need replacing after a technical inspection revealed signs of deterioration, Manatee County officials said. Replacing the structure is expected to cost $33 million. Tiffany Tompkins [email protected]

This story was originally published June 10, 2022 3:07 p.m.

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Ryan Callihan is the county reporter for the Bradenton Herald, covering local government and politics. On weekends, it also covers the latest news. Ryan graduated from USF St. Petersburg.
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Buchanan Street Parking Garage Project Phase One Complete

The first phase of the Buchanan Street Parking Garage project in downtown Lafayette is complete.

According to LCG, the first phase included the removal of all concrete panels from the parking lot structure.

The next phase will include repairing elevators, stairwells and relighting the garage. This work, according to LCG, will begin soon.

A Facebook post says garage staff are currently using a golf cart to transport those who cannot descend garage levels.

Work on the garage began in April 2021. The parking lot was closed to the public in October 2018 in the interest of public safety.

In an earlier report on the garage, LCG said corrosion had damaged more than 50% of the steel beams and columns that support the garage floors and that in 2020 around 200 panels, held together by several corroded hangers and weighing over of two million pounds, were removed to reduce the load on the garage.

Repairs of $1.6 million were approved by the Lafayette board in February 2021.

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Civic body’s public parking lots turn into dumps | Pune News

The civic body’s 26 public parking spaces have virtually turned into dumping grounds with more than 300 vehicles, including four- and two-wheelers, left unattended, prompting authorities to consider auctioning them off if the owners do not claim them.

PUNE: The civic body’s 26 public parking spaces have virtually turned into dumping grounds with more than 300 vehicles, including four- and two-wheelers, left unattended, prompting authorities to consider auctioning them off if the owners do not claim them.
Shriniwas Bonala, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) traffic planner, said: “An investigation of all vehicles parked for more than 48 hours would be carried out by PMC. The owners would be contacted. If they do not give a valid reasons for parking the vehicles or failing to show up to claim them, they would be scrapped.”
He said this initiative would be undertaken to free up parking spaces and make them available to the needy.
According to PMC officials, some undervalued vehicles were stolen earlier and sold at cheaper rates. “Migrants left these vehicles behind on their way back to their hometowns. So neither the original owners nor the migrants claim them,” one said.
Madhav Jagtap, the head of PMC’s anti-encroachment department, said, “PMC issues public notices urging vehicle owners to take them. If no one claims the vehicles, the civic body explores the possibility of an auction to scrap them. The bidding process because the same thing happens.”
The Regional Transportation Office (RTO) claimed it had a very limited role in disposing of abandoned vehicles. It is mainly the work of the municipal corporation and the traffic police department. Whenever police or company officials spot such vehicles, they write down the registration numbers and/or chassis numbers and send them to RTO.
“We find out the contacts (name, contact number, address) of the owners of the abandoned vehicles and send them either to the civic body or to the police. They then contact the owners. The vehicles are auctioned off if their owners do not don’t want to take them back,” said an official from RTO, Pune.
In the event of an auction, RTO provides an agent to carry out the valuation of the vehicles, after which they are sold to scrap dealers. “In many cases, vehicles end up mortgaged to banks or financial companies due to non-payment of EMIs. In such cases, we provide the contact of the financial institutions concerned to the municipal corporation or the police. Those This, in turn, contact the finance companies to see if they would be willing to tow the vehicles in. If not, a portion of the sale price of the vehicles as scrap goes to the finance companies, RTO can also contact owners of the vehicles, but we don’t usually do that due to labor constraints,” the RTO manager said.
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Parking garage facade of 25ft tall row of books in Kansas City, Missouri Central Library downtown is amazing | CJ Combes

Parking lot facade by the Central Library in downtown Kansas City, MO.Dean Hochman from Overland Park, KS, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

If you’ve never visited the Central Library Branch of Kansas City, Missouri’s public library, the parking lot facade alone might tempt you to go. It’s so hard to walk past without stopping to look at the giant books in the library. The beauty of the architecture inside the library is an added bonus.

Known as the Community Library, the book spines are approximately 25 feet high by 9 feet wide. Edges are mylar for signage. Seriously, that’s an amazing idea. In 2006, due to the need for additional parking downtown, a garage was built and the community was asked to come up with ideas to improve the appearance of the structure. The idea for the library was creatively remarkable.

The shelf features 22 spines that list 42 titles, reflecting a wide variety of reading interests, as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by the Kansas City Public Library Board. Their final selection was made on March 16, 2004. The library was completed between March and fall 2004. (Source.)

Some of the book titles included are Catch-22 by Joseph Heller good night moon by Margaret Wise Brown, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. To see the full list, click here.

The row of books is along the south wall of the library parking lot on 10th Street between Wyandotte St. and Baltimore Ave.

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If you’re researching an ancient topic, the Special Collections stored in the Central Library’s Missouri Valley Room are worth a visit. Here you will find a great collection of local Kansas City history. I was looking for old newspaper articles from the 1940s and they were well preserved there on microfilm. The library also has originals of published articles, photos and postcards. This branch might also become your go-to spot due to its historical past and architectural beauty.

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Parking garage for the Kansas City Public Library, Downtown Central Branch.Photo by Nightryder84, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Interestingly, in 1937, a book titled, Historical sketch of the Kansas City Public Library, 1911-1936, with extracts from the Librarian’s Annual Reports, 1911-1920 by Purd B. Wright was published. This publication provides a detailed history of the library’s beginnings and growth. The digitized version can be viewed online at the University of Michigan or the University of California.

The 88-page book is also available in print at a handful of Missouri libraries, including the Central Library. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy reading this article to feel the passion of the people involved in creating the library. The goal was to have the best library in the country. A brief overview of the library’s history can be found on the library’s website.

Thanks for the reading. Visit your local library soon.

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Bullard will control the commercial part of the Sundial car park • St Pete Catalyst

Local real estate contractors Fred Bullard Sr. and his son are exercising their right to purchase part of the Sundial parking lot.

The Bullards have leased the downtown St. Petersburg space at 117 2nd St. N. from the city for the past 22 years and will now seek to purchase the retail component in the parking structure.

Retail tenants include Starbucks, One Night Stand Bar, Tranquility Day Spa, Mio Grill and Cafe, The Optic Shop, Diagnostic Imaging, Pure Natural Nail Lounger and a BayCare Primary Care Center, according to the latest property maps. . Tenants should not be affected by the purchase as it will be under the same controlling entity.

On Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council, meeting as the community redevelopment agency, passed a resolution that would ultimately lead to the dissolution of the city’s stake in the parking lot.

Council supported the partial termination and asked the mayor to authorize the termination of the Final Disposition Agreement (FDA) on behalf of the CRA. The resolution passed by a majority, with council member Richie Floyd casting the only negative vote. Floyd explained that he was opposed to the purchase because he is against giving up city-owned assets.

“We want to make sure that’s not a barrier to filing the property and quite honestly from a city perspective it’s a huge plus for us to get out of this deal as much as possible. All development arrangements in this repository have been processed, supported and are in place,” said city staff.

The resolution point is tied to the agreement that has been in place since the late 1990s. related to the development of Sundial, located at 153 2nd Ave. N., a movie theater complex and the city’s MidCore parking garage.

“When we entered into the Final Disposition Agreement (FDA) and the head lease, part of that agreement gave them the right to purchase this property, so the authority was already granted to them under the lease. and the FDA,” the staff said.

“The ARC is an actual signatory to the current FDA, which is no longer something done. It’s a technical step,” said Brad Tennant, the assistant city attorney, noting the necessary CRA approval.

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The expected purchase price for the ground floor retail business was not disclosed; however, the city told the St. Pete Catalyst the purchase price is estimated at around $2 million. The purchase price is based on the assessed value of the property and the leasehold improvements.

The option for Bullard Realty to purchase the retail portion comes as the entire Sundial complex experiences a renaissance.

Florida-based Paradise Ventures bought the Sundial shopping complex from longtime owner Bill Edwards earlier this year in a $21.13 million deal.

Paradise Ventures plans to fill vacant retail and restaurant spaces.

Today, the mall’s tenants include Sea Salt, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Tommy Bahama, Diamonds Direct and the Man Cave barber shop, according to the Sundial website.

There are several large vacant spaces, including spaces formerly occupied by FarmTable Kitchen and Locale Market.

“Right now we’re looking at ideas for the backyard,” Paradise CEO Mike Connor said. Catalyst.

Connor said they are also in the process of executing leases with two or three new initial tenants, which will be announced once the contracts are signed.

Paradise Ventures is “in no rush” to secure contracts and make abrupt changes to the retail complex, as the group wants to take its time lining up the right tenants.

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Lakewood Parking Garage Collapse Court Hearing

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) — A construction company was arrested Thursday on charges related to a parking lot collapse in Lakewood last year.

A grand jury indicted Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance, owner Elmer Mekker and foreman Charles Hawley last month. They are accused of having caused panic.

The December 23 collapse caused extensive damage to the Marine Towers West underground car park. Dozens of cars were crushed. No one was hurt. Damages are estimated at more than $1 million, prosecutors said. The defendants risk up to 36 months in prison.

The company was contracted to perform concrete repairs to the structure. The prosecutor’s office said Hawley and another employee removed concrete around some of the support pillars on the lower level of the garage, leaving only rebar. The structure began to shake less than 24 hours later, leading to the collapse.

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement. communicated. “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

The construction company was also found guilty last month of failing to obtain a permit before working on the Lakewood municipal yard garage.

A plea of ​​not guilty has been entered on their behalf. They are due in court on June 21.

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Parking garage under Chestnut Street condo tower reopens after repairs

The 468-car garage, which has a separate owners’ association from the condo owners’ association for the upper floors, closed on July 9, 2021. That was about two weeks after a horrifying condominium collapse 12-story building in Surfside, Florida. Condo residents feared a similar incident when they learned the garage’s board had yet to complete concrete repairs that an engineering firm in 2018 deemed urgent.

Mike Boucher, one of five members of the garage’s owners’ council, said the repairs cost around $4 million.

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“It’s like a whole new garage,” Boucher said. The repairs, he said, “should have been done years ago.”

The delays, Boucher said, were because “nobody wants to spend the money.” But the risk of collapse “has never been a real risk,” Boucher said.

In 2018, an engineering consultant advised garage owners that repairs to concrete support columns “must be done as soon as possible, as the conditions present imminent danger to users of the facility and to the structure itself. same”.

The consultancy firm, Walker Consultants, wrote to mechanics in early July 2021, saying that to their knowledge the repairs “have not been carried out to date” and that it is “highly probable that the conditions of concern have aggravated”.

With the alarming images of Surfside in mind, residents of 111 E. Chestnut told Crain’s in July that “my stomach is in knots” and “I can’t sleep at night.” A resident said she had banned her family and other visitors from parking in the garage for the past few years since she learned that repairs had not been made.

On July 9, the Ministry of Buildings ordered the garage closed until repairs were completed.

Boucher said during the 10-month shutdown he paid about $7,200 to rent two spaces in a building on Chicago Avenue, but his real concern was “the guy who has the public spaces and couldn’t make them work. all this time. How much did this guy lose?

The operation of the public car park holds the vast majority of the 468 spaces in the garage.

Garage manager Debra Bolden posed questions to Don Barnes, regional manager of parking operator SP Plus. Barnes did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last year, the first estimate for repairs was $12 million, Boucher said, but the garage board eventually found an engineering company – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates or WJE – that would do the job for 4 millions of dollars. Despite a two-thirds cost reduction, Boucher said the work was done to the same standards. “There’s no easy way out when you’re working with the City of Chicago,” Boucher said. “They had an inspector here every week.”

On May 26, the city’s building department lifted the closure order, spokesman Michael Puccinelli confirmed for Crain’s. An inspection “confirmed that the necessary structural repair work has been completed,” according to the ministry statement.

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Parking garage under Chestnut Street condo tower reopens after $4 million in repairs

The 468-car garage, which has a separate owners’ association from the condo owners’ association for the upper floors, closed on July 9. It was about two weeks after the horrific collapse of a 12-story condominium building in Surfside, Florida. the condos feared a similar incident when they learned that the garage’s board had yet to complete concrete repairs that an engineering firm in 2018 deemed urgent.

Mike Boucher, one of five members of the garage’s owners’ council, said the repairs cost around $4 million.

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“It’s like a whole new garage,” Boucher said. The repairs, he said, “should have been done years ago.”

The delays, Boucher said, were because “nobody wants to spend the money.” But the risk of collapse “has never been a real risk,” Boucher said.

In 2018, an engineering consultant advised garage owners that repairs to concrete support columns “must be done as soon as possible, as the conditions present imminent danger to users of the facility and to the structure itself. same”.

The consultancy firm, Walker Consultants, wrote to mechanics in early July 2021, saying that to their knowledge the repairs “have not been carried out to date” and that it is “highly probable that the conditions of concern have aggravated”.

With the alarming images of Surfside in mind, residents of 111 E. Chestnut told Crain’s in July that “my stomach is in knots” and “I can’t sleep at night.” A resident said she had banned her family and other visitors from parking in the garage for the past few years since she learned that repairs had not been made.

On July 9, the Department of Buildings ordered the garage closed until repairs were completed.

Boucher said during the 10-month shutdown he paid about $7,200 to rent two spaces in a building on Chicago Avenue, but his real concern was “the guy who has the public spaces and couldn’t make them work. all this time. How much did this guy lose?

The operation of the public car park holds the vast majority of the 468 spaces in the garage.

Garage manager Debra Bolden posed questions to Don Barnes, regional manager for parking operator SP Plus Corporation. Barnes did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last year, the first estimate for repairs was $12 million, Boucher said, but the garage board eventually found an engineering company, WJE, to do the work for $4 million. Despite a two-thirds cost reduction, Boucher said the work was done to the same standards. “There’s no easy way out when you’re working with the City of Chicago,” Boucher said. “They had an inspector here every week.”

On May 26, the city’s building department lifted the closure order, spokesman Michael Puccinelli confirmed for Crain’s. An inspection “confirmed that the necessary structural repair work has been completed,” according to the ministry statement.

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CTEK will build 1,000 charging stations in Stockholm parking lot

Swedish charging specialist CTEK is cooperating with Stockholm Parking to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the new 18,000 square meter “Norra Stationsparken” car park in Hagastaden, on the outskirts of Stockholm.

Each of the parking spots in the parking lot will be equipped with a Chargestorm Connected 2 EV charger from CTEK and paired with a charge management system, according to CTEK. This charger is available in many versions. According to the published press images, the version with two Type 2 connections is used in the parking lot; alternatively, there are also versions with a single socket or fixed cables. The charging power is not mentioned in the release, it can be between 3.7 and 22 kW for the CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 – with the Nanogrid solution the load is distributed according to the load anyway.

Norra Stationsparken is already the seventh car park in Stockholm where all parking spaces will be equipped with charging options for electric cars. When it opens, it will be one of the largest installations for electric vehicles in a car park in all of Europe. By 2026, Stockholm Parking aims to offer electric vehicle charging in all its car parks and aims to have more than 100,000 new charging stations by 2030.

“An investment of this size really shows that Stockholm is leading European capitals in supporting the shift to fossil-free transport,” says Cecilia Routledge, Global Director of Energy and Facilities at CTEK. “For CTEK, it is also proof that our multi-year collaboration with Stockholm Parking continues to grow. Business and government need to work closely together on mobility issues if we are to be able to meet our climate goals.

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Hundreds of semi-parking spaces on offer – The Daily Reporter

Three tractor-trailer parking lots west of CR 700W south of CR 300N in Hancock County are among several proposals officials are considering.

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HANCOCK COUNTY – All of the warehouses coming into the western part of the county mean more tractor trailers, prompting to offer parking.

Plans for five lots in three areas totaling more than 600 parking spaces have recently begun to be submitted to county authorities.

CR 700W and 500N

Last month, the Hancock County Zoning Appeals Board approved a request by Kamaldeep Singh for a special exception for tractor-trailer parking on 18.5 acres near the southeast corner of CR 500N and 700W. The site is currently an agricultural field with a light industrial zoning designation.

Proposed for the location are approximately 334 semi-trailer spaces and an approximately 6,400 square foot service building with three maintenance bays.

Larry Strange, deputy director of the Hancock County Plan Commission, gave the application a favorable recommendation. He pointed out at the zoning board meeting that while the county’s light industrial zoning district designation is for industrial uses contained within structures, storage of tractor-trailers is permitted as a special exception.

“The other thing to note is that this neighborhood should be used to support industrial retention and expansion in Hancock County,” Strange said, adding that the tractor-trailer parking aligns with that intent.

Zoning board members approved the special exception 3-1 with Jason Faucett, Michael Long and Evan Matlock voting in favor and Byron Holden voting against. Renée Oldham was absent. As a condition of approval, Singh must commission a traffic study to help determine the type of road improvements that will be needed in the area to support the project.

Tim Allen, Singh’s assistant in that venture, told the zoning board the project would be built in phases. He added that truckers would not stay on the property overnight. Twenty to 30 trucks per week are planned initially with hopes for 100 or more per week within a few years.

Allen also said the site could be redesigned to accommodate trucks and trailers in some areas and only trailers in others, which would affect the total number of spaces. Electrical hookups would be available in the winter and trucks would not be allowed to idle. Trailers with cold storage units would be placed away from the perimeter of the lot to reduce noise heard offsite.

Several residents who live near the site spoke out against the proposal at the meeting.

Traffic problems were among Sandra Hudson’s concerns.

“It will not produce a harmonious relationship with the adjacent properties, which are residences,” she said.

Connie Flanagan agreed.

“The traffic is crazy now,” she said, adding that she couldn’t imagine how much worse things would get with more tractor-trailers.

Joe Turner, who owns nearly 60 acres of farmland and woods behind homes across CR 700W from the site, supports the proposal.

“I commend these gentlemen for having the foresight to see what the needs are in the region,” he said.

CR 700W and 300N

Late last month, the Hancock County Area Planning Commission voted narrowly to send a favorable recommendation to the Hancock County Board of Commissioners on the rezoning of 5 acres in the 2600 block of North CR 700W from an industrial to general industrial business park zoning designation for semi-trailer parking. If the Board of Commissioners approves the rezoning, they would also need a special exception from the zoning board for parking.

The dimensions of the property are too small for development under its current zoning designation, but would be permitted following the change sought.

Fortville-based 5 Rivers Properties wants to buy John McCarty’s property to create about 25 parking spaces and turn the house on the lot into office space.

“When we moved in, there were just farm fields around us, and it was very quiet and peaceful,” McCarty told the planning commission. ” This is no longer the case. And we knew it would happen one day, we are realistic about it.

Plan commission members voted 4 to 3 for the favorable recommendation, with Bill Bolander, Tyler Edon, Bill Spalding and Renee Oldham in favor and Wendell Hester, Michael Long and Byron Holden against.

Mike Dale, executive director of the planning commission, gave the proposal an unfavorable recommendation. Rezoning the site as general industrial, he said, is not compatible with the industrial business park uses outlined in the county’s comprehensive plan that promotes light industrial activities enclosed in buildings.

Briane House, a partner at Pritzke & Davis, a Greenfield-based law firm, representing McCarty, noted that an application to rezone four properties north of McCarty totaling 27 acres from the Industrial Business Park to Industrial has also filed with the county planning department. general. McCarty said two of those properties had interested buyers for tractor-trailer parking purposes. A site plan he filed with the county shows a total of 276 parking spaces. The planning committee will consider this request at a future meeting.

“One of the things the county is facing … is with the development progress that we have, there’s a need for additional truck parking,” House said.

Mount Comfort Road and CR 500N

The County Plan Commission has unanimously given an adverse recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on the rezoning of just over 5 acres at the southeast corner of Mt. Comfort Road and CR 500N from a zoning designation of institutional to light industrial. BDO LLC, of ​​McCordsville, wants to create a to-be-determined number of short-term tractor-trailer parking spaces there before developing a gas station, restaurant or other type of commercial building depending on demand.

BDO would use the house on the property as an office. The house is protected by historic designation; officials had to alter initial plans to demolish it for a roundabout coming to the nearby intersection.

Dale also advised against BDO tractor-trailer parking, noting that the county’s overall plan identifies the location of mixed-use developments, which include high-density residences, retail and some light industry. He added that a county-backed Mt. Comfort Corridor plan and cities along the corridor are also seeking similar uses for the location.

Silvia Miller, a lawyer representing BDO, countered that while the proposal may not match plans, it follows what is happening in the region and is a logical extension of that growth.

If the County Board of Commissioners approves the rezoning, a special parking exception would also be required from the zoning board.

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Missoula Parking Commission to Explore Citywide Expansion, New Parking Lot

Parking in downtown Missoula can be difficult depending on the time of day. The Missoula Parking Commission may seek to implement parking requirements beyond current working hours to include other peak times of the week. (Current Martin Kidston/Missoula file)

This is the first in a three-part series about the Missoula Parking Commission and its recommendations to the city for a new garage and expanded parking district.

Part 2: The logic behind a city-wide parking district

Part 3: Where to build a new parking garage?

Expanding its jurisdiction beyond the downtown district and funding a new parking structure are among the goals the Missoula Parking Commission is exploring as it seeks to manage parking in the future.

The parking commission hasn’t grown in 30 years, and members have likened its current approach to parking to a tail wagging a dog. The commission is now looking to take a more proactive approach to dealing with housing growth and costs, and finding the funding needed to align its goals with those of the city.

On Tuesday, the commission instructed staff to take the first steps to hire a consultant to review parking management, strategy and implementation for a citywide parking district, which could initially include the Hip Strip and the Riverfront Triangle, as well as some surrounding neighborhoods.

Wherever expansion occurs, city officials challenged the commission to think outside the box and prepare for the challenges that come with a growing city and its need for more housing.

“Management is going to mean a lot of different things in a lot of different areas,” said Dale Bickell, the city’s chief executive. “As we grow and become denser and denser, parking is going to become an interesting issue, and how we deal with that.”

Bickell asked the commission to consider an operation that is not funded entirely by parking revenue and enforcement fees. The expansion of the parking area also does not mean that a parking meter will appear in every neighborhood.

Still, Bickell said, expanding the parking district is something the city would like to see happen sooner rather than later.

“There is new interest through code reform for the parking commission to expand the boundaries to the entire city,” he said. “As our policy of growth forces us to look inward for housing – and our code reform bill sees parking as a tool to increase housing – we will need better tools to enforce parking in the neighborhoods.

This year, the city is set to begin reforming its building and zoning codes to streamline a number of goals and create a smoother, simpler building process. This should include changes to city codes regarding parking and the amount required for certain projects.

Last week, the city council got its first look at potential incentives designed to entice developers to include more affordable housing in their projects. Incentives could include a 50% reduction in parking in exchange for a set number of units held at an affordable price for a set number of years.

“The city already has a fairly progressive parking standard related to residential development. But we’re talking more about parking than housing,” Bickell said. “It would be nice to have more of this conversation about housing. Having a good, efficient system to manage this (parking) would help us achieve our housing goals.

Based on the findings of the consultant’s study, the commission would be the first to recommend the expansion of the parking area. This would be considered alongside other transportation plans. The final decision would rest with the city council.

While the whole city is at stake, commission members said the Riverfront Triangle, the Hip Strip and the Old Sawmill District would likely be considered first.

Parking garages have also been suggested for the Riverfront Triangle, the Hip Strip, the Old Mill District, and even Caras Park and City Hall. Funding for any of them has not been identified.

“The commission should take a holistic approach to looking at all of these things,” Bickell said. “If managed parking happens on the Hip Strip, it could push parking into neighborhoods. Being able to take a holistic approach to this would be smart.

The current parking district is relatively isolated from downtown Missoula, and although an expanded district has been mentioned in the past, it has only now been set in motion. In a vote on Tuesday, the committee agreed that its aim was “to prepare for future opportunities that reflect and align with the city’s mission and goals,” including housing, climate, equity, and other issues.

While public on-street parking will be in play if the neighborhood is expanded, exploring partnerships with private parking could also be part of the equation.

“Looking at our mission, it has a very reactionary tone. I wish it was more proactive and more interconnected with the city and what’s going on there,” said Ian Ortlieb, director of the Missoula Parking Commission. “It’s being able to spot things that are happening and being more active, or proactive, in dealing with things that may arise.”

In 2021, Ortlieb said the Missoula Parking Commission brought in $2.4 million in overall revenue. In the first three quarters of this fiscal year, it has already grossed over $2.1 million.

Expanding the neighborhood could generate more revenue and relieve some of the challenges that will come with increased density and congestion. Commission members said they were up to the challenge.

“I’m glad the mayor’s office is open to management. It seems their priorities overlap with ours,” commission chair Joe Easton said. “There is an opportunity for us to advance some calculated risks – to advance on initiatives from the mayor’s office and city council.”

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Hereford Old Market shopping center could lose parking spaces

MORE than 100 parking spaces could be lost at the Old Market shopping center in Hereford if MandM Direct is allowed to move into the former Debenhams store.

Planning documents reveal that 119 of the 606 parking spaces at the mall, which opened in 2014, could be reserved for MandM employees and exempt from charges.

British Land revealed last week that it wanted to turn the upper floors of the former Debenhams store into offices for MandM Direct, with other parties interested in ground floor space.

Mike Tomkins, chairman of MandM Direct, said the business was a major local success story and that, should Herefordshire Council grant planning permission, the move would “support the next phase of the business’ journey”.

That planning application has now gone to council, which sees British Land, the centre’s owner, amending a condition of the shopping centre’s consent.

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And this condition is pre-requisite to occupation of any part of the development, details of the operation, management and charging rates of the proposed car park should be sent to council.

Documents reveal that employees of the clothing retailer, with offices in Leominster and a warehouse in Moreton-on-Lugg, would be allowed to park for free on weekdays, so 119 spaces would be for this purpose – 19.6% of the total number of the spaces.

A survey carried out by consultants reveals that during the peak demand period, at 1 p.m. on Thursday May 12, there were 195 standard spaces and 16 disabled spaces available in the car park.

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The vast majority of them were on the upper deck of the multi-storey car park, where the majority of MandM Direct staff are expected to park.

“It is therefore not considered that the removal of a load on 119 spaces on weekdays will have a significant impact on the current operation of the car park,” consultants said.

There would also be 40 bicycle parking spaces on the ground floor.

Planning documents also say that if planners granted permission, it would give surrounding downtown businesses a boost, with around 250 workers using shops, services and other facilities during their working day.

Comments on planning request 221678 can be made until June 25, with planners setting July 15 as a target date for a decision.

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Troy works with the owner of Uncle Sam’s parking garage on demolishing the structure

TROY – The city and Bryce Companies are working on details for the demolition of Uncle Sam’s gated garage. Officials anticipate it will take four months to raze and clean up the site on the north side of Fulton Street between Third and Fourth downtown streets.

Originally built by the city in 1974, the now privately owned garage is nearly 50 years old and has been closed since last year as unsafe.

Bryce Companies had planned to eventually redevelop the 1,715-acre site when it proposed in 2021 to redevelop the south end of Troy’s atrium along Broadway, but that proposal fell through.

The company has not yet obtained a demolition permit to demolish the aging structure, said John Salka, spokesman for Mayor Patrick Madden. Salka added that the city and Bryce are developing plans to deal with the impact on local streets and surrounding areas when the garage is demolished.

The current proposal for the spot calls for the construction of 170 temporary surface parking spaces after the demolition of the existing parking garage, according to plans submitted by the company for review and approved by the Planning Commission. This would represent a loss of 630 out of the 800 spaces in the condemned garage.

David Bryce, owner of the Bryce Companies, which controls several prominent downtown buildings, including the Atrium and the historic Frear Building, could not be reached for comment Friday.

Bryce bought the garage from the city in 2010 for $2.4 million. He expanded the three-storey garage by two stories to add more parking. The structure provided parking for its downtown tenants and was used by the public as a parking lot to attend downtown events. The garage has been estimated to provide up to 18% of available off-street parking downtown.

The city has become more aggressive in enforcing on-street parking downtown to keep spaces rotating for visitors and shoppers. The city has garages on Fifth Avenue and State Street downtown, as well as parking lots on Front Street in Riverfront Park and First Street. There are also smaller city-owned lots.

The city ordered Uncle Sam’s garage closed in July 2021 after determining it was unsafe to use. An earlier technical study determined that the garage was structurally damaged and should be replaced within 10 years.

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Legislative parking garage OKd, accompanying a watered down housing bill

(Dave Cummings/New Hampshire Bulletin)

“If we don’t move on this, I don’t know where you’re going to park,” Rep. Steven Smith, R-Charlestown, said, urging NH House members to pass a bill that included some of the remnants. tattered. of a major labor housing bill. The House responded by passing House Bill 1661 on a vote of 244-99.

The bill was one of the last bills challenged on the last day of the legislative session, a day when the Senate and House approved or rejected agreements reached by conference committee negotiators last week.

There was virtually no debate about the corporate tax cuts contained in HB 1221. Some Senate Democrats have complained about the reduction in the corporate income tax rate from 7.6 to 7.5 %, but ended up voting for it because it also provided $28 million to municipalities that they hope will be passed on to be used for property tax relief. There was no debate on the measure in the House.

There was also no objection to Senate Bill 401, which provides $70 million to support municipal road and bridge projects as well as $4 million to build a road to support the redevelopment of the Balsams station in Dixville.

The two chambers also approved the agreement on HB 355, extending keno from bars and restaurants to convenience stores, without screens, as well as HB 1503, which provides a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency, without obliging state contractors. to use domestic steel, language that had previously been added to the bill.

And no one opposed SB 271, which means electric taxpayers will subsidize the Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin for another year.

‘Monster of a Bill’

The big kahuna was HB 1661, the 36-page, 80-section omnibus bill that includes legislation covering regional vocational technical schools, lead paint testing, special education grants for schools, the funding for opioid treatment, licensing criteria for recreation camps, rules for releasing defendants pending trial, and most importantly for lawmakers, a new garage for lawmakers’ cars, and laws that will encourage affordable housing.

Rep. Mark Warden, R-Manchester, came out calling the measure a “monster bill” because it merged so many other bills, including what was left of SB 400, the Bill on the Workforce Housing “Community Toolkit”, which developers saw as crucial to encouraging the construction of affordable housing in New Hampshire.

But in order for the House to pass the bill, the Senate removed a number of key tools from the bill. The House managed to get rid of “60 percent” of the SB 400, estimated Rep. Rick Ladd, R-Haverhill, who negotiated the bill on the conference committee and was one of the few to defend HB 1661 on the floor of the House.

What’s gone include provisions for a “Housing Champions” program that would reward cities that encourage affordable housing, as well as a provision to automatically extend local tax breaks typically provided for commercial development to housing and also extend the term of these tax breaks. Requirements to put labor housing on an equal footing with housing for the elderly have also been watered down.

A few transparency measures remain: Land-use boards will actually have to give a written reason for rejecting a developer’s plans and disclose municipal fees, as well as certain timelines, to speed up the approval process.

Warden particularly took issue with a provision that expanded the term “public use” to allow cities to acquire land, not only for a public service or to remove dilapidated structures, but also for the housing of the workforce ( but in this case not via eminent domain).

“Getting into building apartments is a very bad idea,” Warden said. “Why the hell do they think government is the answer to the housing problem? The government is causing problems in many cases with onerous zoning regulations, unreasonable restrictions on wetlands, requiring expensive fire sprinklers, and a lengthy approval and permitting process.

Warden didn’t mention any provisions in the bill that actually address the local approvals process, but he thought the best solution was the free market.

“’Workforce housing’ is a misnomer. It’s just housing. If high-end, luxury housing is built, high-income tenants will leave noisy, noisy old buildings for chic, stylish new buildings, providing more available and affordable housing in vacated units.

Rep. Michael Sylvia, R-Belmont, challenged the lead paint provision — not in Bill SB 400 — that would have removed the requirement for two children’s lead tests to trigger an investigation into whether the accommodation in which the family resides must be remedied.

“Now the assumption is that the apartment has to be reduced. We are going to increase rental prices. Some buildings are going to be taken off the market.

Others attacked the sheer size of the bill, calling it a “smorgasbord,” while others criticized the $9.35 million outlay to demolish the Justice Department building in Concord to make way for a garage estimated at over $35 million, “to save two blocks of walking.

Ladd defended the bill. He argued that the original bill as presented – which he said would double the number of students leaving vocational technical secondary schools – was one of the most important pieces of legislation on education adopted this year.

But overall, it was the garage that was the biggest selling point.

“If we don’t move today, we’ll be without a garage when the one on Storrs Street falls, which will probably happen in the next 10 minutes,” joked Rep. Karen Umberger, R-Kearsarge, who then added, ” the next years. »

“I know I hate it when concrete falls on the hood of my car,” added Smith, the Charlestown rep.

The bill, like the others, now goes to Governor Chris Sununu for his signature.

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Lexington KY Library parking garage closed; lots available

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The Lexington Public Library in downtown Lexington.

The Lexington Central Library downtown parking lot will be closed for maintenance for approximately three weeks beginning June 1.

According to Anne Donworth, director of development, marketing and communications at the Lexington Public Library, routine repairs will include membrane maintenance and other “minor maintenance issues”. The job is expected to take around three weeks, although Donworth said the timeline is largely dependent on the weather.

“Hopefully we can get things done quickly, but we’ll see how the Kentucky weather cooperates,” she said.

In the meantime, library patrons are encouraged to park on the street or at nearby structures like the Helix On Main Garage on E Main Street. The library is unable to validate parking for those other locations, she said.

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A screenshot from Google Maps shows the Central Library, Helix on Main and the Lextran Transit Center in downtown Lexington, Ky.

Some tenants in Park Plaza apartments and other surrounding buildings also park in the garage, and Donworth said the library is working with LexPark to move their parking to the Helix Garage or the Lextran Transit Center on E Vine Street.

Donworth said the parking lot predates the library building, which was built in the mid-1980s. According to the library’s website, the structure contains 428 parking spaces with 10 spaces accessible to people with disabilities or vans.

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Parking Wars: City Commission Votes to Approve Donation of Parking Garage | New

ASHLAND After an equally divided public comment session and over the objections of a commissioner, the Ashland Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to approve the Community Trust Bank’s donation of a parking lot to the city.

With an initial cost of around $455,000, the donation was fiercely opposed by Commissioner Cheryl Spriggs, who decided to drop the ballot in order to do a parking study.

Spriggs argued that if opening the garage to the public was a good idea, why isn’t the bank doing it themselves?

During public comments, Chief Commissioner and Solicitor Roger Hall said he was not there to represent anyone or any organization, but as a private citizen.

“It’s nice to be in front of a public forum with an agenda,” he said.

Hall questioned the commission about the discrepancy between the property’s PVA appraisal ($884,000) and appraised value ($1.575 million) saying it would result in a nice tax deduction for the bank. He also questioned the terms of the lease (50 years) as well as the number of parking spaces that will still be kept by the bank.

“There is no liability for the bathroom, for insurance and structural assessment,” Hall said. “They will keep all the signage there. All the city gets is partial use of the parking spaces.

After Mayor Matt Perkins informed Hall he had reached his five minutes to comment, Hall asked two questions: What will the city get from the 50-year deal and which party approached whom?

“I just think we’re in a rush here,” Hall said.

After a brief intermission where Hillcrest Bruce apartment manager Mike Maynard reported on the number of people who have found employment or education through the mission, Ashland City Commission nominee David Williams, stepped onto the podium.

Right off the bat, Williams asked the commission why they commented on Maynard’s report, but did not respond to Hall’s questions.

“We can choose to comment here or we can choose to wait until the end to address questions and concerns,” Perkins replied.

Williams first posed questions and criticism regarding the entertainment district proposal (allowing open containers at special events with special regulations in downtown), to which City Attorney Jim Moore pointed out answered.

“We’re not reinventing the wheel here,” Moore said. “It’s been done in 11 or 12 other cities in Kentucky and I haven’t heard of any problems.”

Williams’ comments then made their way to the parking lot, where he asked the city not to rush into this deal. Moore, along with Commissioner Amanda Clark and City Manager Mike Graese, said the deal lasted three years.

Moore also addressed concerns about the gap between the PVA’s valuation and the appraisal – he said the PVA was generally low in its real estate appraisals.

“Well, what if the public doesn’t want to take it on?” Aren’t we supposed to have parking at the convention center if you build it? said Williams.

“When we build it,” Clark said.

“Well, we don’t know if that’s going to happen – a lot can happen between now and then,” Williams said.

By this point, Williams’ time had expired – Perkins stepped in to let him know.

“While Mr. Hall here has said he likes being somewhere where they have an agenda, I like being somewhere where I can adequately voice my concerns,” he said. “As long as people don’t babble.”

Whit’s Frozen Custard owner Richard Ritchie took to the podium, saying that as a business owner, the potential for a parking garage could help alleviate parking problems downtown.

“The main problem is that my employees, myself included, have to park on Winchester,” he said. “There are a lot of older customers who may need to park elsewhere and won’t come in unless there’s an open parking space in front of my store.”

Ritchie said the parking lot could be used by downtown business owners as a place to park their employees, freeing up space for customers.

“It’s here, it’s built and it’s available,” Ritchie said. “I don’t know how we would do this, but we need to figure out how business owners can come together to make this our employees.”

Clark said she would help facilitate this through her connections with Summer Motion.

David Willey, restaurateur at Billy Bare, said customer perception is key – while there may be plenty of space available, they are not available directly across from Sal’s Italian Eatery.

“We employ 50 workers, we have 25 workers per shift,” he said. “That’s 25 occupied spaces during our busiest hours.”

Willey said customers knew there was a parking problem.

Perkins thanked the two businessmen for their support of Ashland.

When it came time to vote, Spriggs raised concerns about upfront costs, saying she felt there was no benefit to taxpayers.

“I don’t know if we have to shoulder this burden when 25% of our citizens live in poverty,” Spriggs said. “We install lighting. I feel pressured to vote for this and I can’t.

Commissioner Josh Blanton said Spriggs made a lot of good points, but he said his informal study of downtown parking – from when he lived downtown – showed he didn’t. There was no problem with the number of spaces, and the problem is the placement of the spaces.

He said the upfront costs were worth it in order to support the downtown’s future growth.

Clark said acquiring the parking garage does two things – it provides public restrooms for people downtown and it will be open later for downtown events. Currently, the garage closes at 7 p.m., Clark said.

She said that while another garage is under construction in tandem with the convention center, this garage will strictly serve the hotel and the conference center.

Spriggs said the misfortunes of downtown business owners are of their own making.

“They park in front of the business and then complain that their customers don’t have parking,” Spriggs said.

Spriggs also said the city’s losses after taking over the cemetery show that taking over a parking lot probably won’t work either.

“We’re not doing a good job there, so why would we accept that?” said Spriggs. “Like I said before, if it’s such a good idea, why doesn’t the bank do it?”

Before voting, Perkins said the heated discussion showed how much the City Commission cares about the use of its tax dollars.

“Whether it’s $1 or $2 of taxpayers’ money, we’ll always treat it seriously,” Perkins said.

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Neighbors protest against plans for 45 flats with 12 parking spaces in Malvern Road, Dover

Plans of 45 apartments have been proposed for a residential area with only 12 parking spaces.

Those who already live on Malvern Road in Dover have raised concerns that the building could add around 80 cars to an already busy area.

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An artist’s impression view of Malvern Road Flats, Pictured: Dover District Council planning portal view

The development is planned for an empty plot of overgrown land on an estate already filled with parked cars.

Residents find that there is hardly any space left in the evening when most people come home from work.

But developers say new residents would have little need for cars as the site is close to the city center and public transport

Christina Stephens, who lives on the corner of Clarendon Street, told KentOnline: “When I had to get home late at night I had to park on Folkestone Road and drive through an unlit area.

“There are already too few places around here.”

Christina Stephens: had to park on the main road.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Christina Stephens: had to park on the main road. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Hailey Drake with the planned apartment site behind her.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Hailey Drake with the planned apartment site behind her. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

Hailey Drake, who lives a short walk from Clarendon Place, told KentOnline: “I don’t have a car but my mum who is also on this estate does, I know the parking here is already horrible .

“Apart from that, the new apartments would tower over people’s homes.

“I don’t think there should be any apartments there. It would be better to turn this land into a children’s play park.”

Sian Crossland, of Malvern Road, is one of those who registered an objection on Dover District Council’s planning portal.

She told KentOnline: “If the flats will have room for 12 cars, drivers of probably 33 cars will have to find somewhere else.

Malvern Road in Dover, where 45 new apartments are planned.  Photo: Sam Lennon
Malvern Road in Dover, where 45 new apartments are planned. Photo: Sam Lennon

“Yet people are already coming here and leaving their cars here to catch a train to London.”

In the portal she said she had a five month old and had to park near her house to bring her in her car seat and then bring the buggy.

Another resident on the portal said: “These apartments are completely impractical: 45 apartments and 12 parking spaces do not help local residents in this area to park and will only add to other problems.

“If 45 apartments have two occupants each with a car, that could represent 88 more vehicles parked in the local area.”

The site of the planned apartments in Malvern Road.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
The site of the planned apartments in Malvern Road. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

The plan provides space for 48 bike spaces, but the resident said: “Dover is not a college town full of students and I don’t see locals buying a flat and moving in with just their bikes.

He added: “The artist’s impression makes it look like a hospital at best, a detention center at worst and certainly not up to par with Victorian housing in the area.”

The preliminary project concerns seven-storey houses on a vacant lot near the junction with Clarendon Street. There would also be 48 bicycle spaces.

The civic group Dover Society accepts that the brownfield site needs redevelopment and that the housing on offer is of good quality but goes against the scale of the development.

Graham Margery, acting chairman of the planning committee, wrote: “We consider this to be completely unacceptable as it is an incongruous structure, which does not correspond to the much smaller houses in the area.

“It has a dominating effect in the neighborhood in addition to obstructing light from adjacent properties. The limitation of parking supply for 45 units is also completely insufficient.”

The development would span three blocks and consist of 13 one-bedroom apartments, 25 two-bedroom apartments, five three-bedroom apartments and one four- and five-bedroom apartment each.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group estimate that 108 people would live in the new development, an average of 2.4 per apartment.

There is already a limited number of parking spaces on Malvern Road due to some yellow lines and junctions. Clarendon Street and adjoining Clarendon Place are also regularly lined with vehicles.

The app is by David Andrew from Leyton, East London.

Clarendon Street, a few meters from the planned site of the flats, filled with vehicles on Sunday evening.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Clarendon Street, a few meters from the planned site of the flats, filled with vehicles on Sunday evening. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

A report by its THaT (Transport, Highways and Traffic) Consultancy said the area is so close to downtown and public transport that new residents would have little need for cars.

The literature states: “The site is in one of the most accessible locations, in terms of transport, in Dover. It provides easy access by car-free travel to a wide range of schools and education, healthcare, retail, recreation, employment and other services and facilities.

“Most of the daily needs of residents can be met with a 15 to 20 minute walk or a five to seven minute bike ride.

“The site is located just meters from a high quality bus route and Dover train station.”

He added that this application was to provide low-carbon development and that the few car spaces in the apartments would be exclusively reserved for fully electric cars.

An entire section of the site is now overgrown.  Photo: Sam Lennon KM
An entire section of the site is now overgrown. Photo: Sam Lennon KM

A planning statement also on behalf of Mr Andrew said the flats would be placed so that there was no effect on the light for surrounding homes and set back enough so as not to overlook homes further away. close to Folkestone Road.

It also states that the land was left abandoned for 20-25 years, destroyed the area and is now overgrown.

The report said: “Its poor condition adversely affects the character and appearance of Malvern Road and the lives of its inhabitants.”

Highways England said the project would not affect the wider road network, even during construction.

Network Rail had no objections and Kent County Council’s Rights of Way department said it did not need to comment.

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Food trucks or their parking spaces? Select Board Mulls which is most valuable

CHATHAM – The select council is further refining rules that will allow food trucks to operate in town this summer, including parts of downtown Chatham. But where lorries are allowed in public car parks, there is a corresponding loss of valuable parking spaces, which the council tackled last week.

The latest revision to the draft regulations for mobile food vendors specifies six pre-approved locations for food trucks, each with different hours of operation. The Route 137 crossing would be available year-round from 11 a.m. until sunset, and the Harding’s Beach and Oyster Pond Beach lot would be available June 1 through September 30 from 5 p.m. until sunset. But due to conflicts with other food providers and parking shortages during visitor season, the proposed rules are different for the three downtown locations.

At the city offices at 549 Main Street, a food truck would be permitted to occupy two spaces currently reserved for city employees and would be permitted to operate daily from 11 a.m. until sunset or 8 p.m., depending on the last possibility, from January 1st. to May 15. The community center parking lot would be available to accommodate a food truck on the same dates and times. Finally, reserved spaces at the Eldredge Garage parking lot would be available from 11 a.m. until sunset between June 1 and September 30.

Executive Secretary Shanna Nealy said city staff members visited all six lots to determine the best location for food trucks in each and found that due to recent drainage work on the lot from the Eldredge garage, the floor surface at the preferred location was uneven. Because of this, staff recommended waiting until the summer of 2023 to make this land available for food trucks, she said.

“I know the Eldredge Garage was the only place where businesses in the area were really interested in a mobile food truck,” said board member Shareen Davis. Board member Jeffrey Dykens agreed.

“If we could find flat ground there, I would like it to be open in 22, not 23,” he said.

“I think it might even encourage people to park at the Eldredge Garage, and that’s a bit of money in the city’s pocket,” board member Dean Nicastro said. The Eldredge lot is the only paid parking lot downtown.

The location at the municipal office parking lot, in the middle of downtown, was proposed to be open only between January and May 15. Why not in summer?

“It’s just the worry of taking up spaces in the parking lot during the season,” Nealy said. The loss of two spaces from the area reserved for city employees could create a challenge, she said.

“We know parking is an issue in Chatham, obviously,” Davis said. “Does this contradict the idea of ​​bringing mobile food trucks downtown?”

Dykens said he would be willing to sacrifice those two spaces as part of this summer’s pilot program.

“Otherwise, we are not going to know what the demand really is or not, whether it meets the needs of visitors or employees,” he said.

Board member Cory Metters agreed it’s important to provide a food truck option for downtown employees who leave work late and find they can’t get a table at a restaurant from the city center or that the restaurant does not offer take-out. The fact that brick-and-mortar restaurants are busy is good for them, but “bad for employees looking for a bite to eat,” Metters said.

It has also been proposed that the nearby food truck site in the Community Center car park be open off-season only, out of respect for the food stand near Veterans Field, which raises money for the Chatham Anglers. But Dykens said the city should consider allowing a food truck to operate there at certain times in the summer.

“I know the Anglers will have a crisis. But what is the demand? If we don’t test it, we won’t know,” he said.

The Anglers don’t play every day and most of their games start at 7 p.m., Davis noted. She suggested changing the hours so the food trucks aren’t serving at the same time the concession stand is open. A food truck could provide a healthy option for youth in the community center’s recreation department summer program, she noted.

“Their food options, if they haven’t brought anything, are vending machines in the community center,” she said.

By allowing service only until about 4 p.m., the city can allow food trucks to serve the public without encroaching on the Anglers’ concession, Dykens said. “I think we can find a way to coexist,” he said.

Tom Deegan, owner of Mom and Pop’s Burgers in Chatham, which operates a food truck, cautioned the board against restricting operating dates to the low season.

“With food trucks, you need volume. They are expensive to run, just like a restaurant,” he said. Although his truck is profitable when operating on the day of the first night or Oktoberfest, he would have lost money operating the day before or after these special events, he noted.

Deegan also encouraged the board to consider installing electrical service at food truck locations, which would allow the trucks to operate without the use of noisy generators, which may be unpopular with neighbors.

While there are more and more food trucks in the area, there are good ones and bad ones, just like restaurants, Deegan said. “The greats are wanted,” he said. To encourage them to come, the city needs to set reasonable minimum rules that offer the best chance of profitability, he said.

City staff needed to provide further revisions to the draft bylaw in time for council to consider and possibly adopt them at a future meeting.

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Annapolis City Council expands outdoor dining, allows restaurants to rent parking spots – Capital Gazette

Outdoor dining will expand in Annapolis this weekend thanks to an expedited ordinance that allows restaurants to lease city-owned parking spaces.

The city council approved the rental procedures at a meeting on Monday evening after a long and sometimes heated discussion. The new ordinance O-16-22, restores for free the privileges that many restaurants have enjoyed during the pandemic. Businesses will now be required to reimburse the city for lost parking revenue, pay extra for facilities and comply with various other approval measures.

The program allowing restaurants to set up tables in parking lots, called “parklets”, is separate from legislation passed in April that extended outdoor dining in parking lots – another pandemic pivot that has proven popular – until the end of October. Unlike the April order, the new one does not have an expiration date.

Mayor Gavin Buckley has urged council to quickly pass the ‘parklet’ measure so that four restaurants ready to sign leases can accommodate more diners during commissioning week.

“It’s the busiest weekend of the season,” Buckley said. “They wish they could do it tomorrow.”

But two aldermen accused the mayor of rushing the process and expressed concern about giving city employees the power to approve leases, rather than having every candidate appear before council. Alderman DaJuan Gay, a Ward 6 Democrat, pointed out that the Annapolis Law Office failed to share the lease template with council members before the meeting, prompting the mayor to declare a break while the staff made photocopies of the 20-page document.

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When called back into session, Alderman Ross Arnett, a Ward 8 Democrat, asked more than a dozen questions, some of them rhetorical, about the rental of parking spaces and the process put in place by the employees of the city ​​and council rules committee.

“Any restaurant can enter and be automatically approved,” Arnett said. “It’s letting the genie out of the bottle.”

Other council members supported the program, which council had previously approved the concept of and city staff spent months codifying.

“Candidates will go through a pretty thorough check,” said Ellie Tierney, a Ward 1 Democrat, who read the steps aloud on the city’s website.

Alderman Rhonda Pindell-Charles, a Democrat representing Ward 3, noted that the lease requires restaurants to install security gates and hold proper insurance policies, requirements she said would weed out nonchalant applicants. “I’m comfortable with it,” she said.

Rental rates for “parklets” start at $16.60 and go up to $50 per day for parking spots on Main Street.

The measure passed unanimously after the council suspended rules to pass the bill at the same meeting at which it was introduced. Arnett asked that the council receive updates when leases are signed and for what rates. City Manager David Jarrell agreed to this request.

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Community council says new street parking is not needed in Lanarkshire town

Concerns have been raised over work to create additional parking spaces on a Wishaw street.

John Carr says he is ‘appalled’ that North Lanarkshire Council is ‘wasting money’ on an unnecessary project while making cuts elsewhere.

John, the chairman of Coltness Community Council, says new spaces on the street where he lives are not needed.

He insists that this type of work would be more appropriate on other nearby streets that have long-standing parking issues.



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Mr Carr asked: ‘Who actually sanctioned this and what is the thought process behind this?

“They’re not needed at Newark Drive; there is tons of space.

“There is already a large parking space on the street. There are also driveways, waypoints and another area with garages that has more space to park, if needed.

“There are parking issues that need to be addressed on other streets in Coltness such as North Dryburgh Road, Lauder Crescent and Buchan Street. There is a grassed area on North Dryburgh Road which could be turned into additional parking spaces, but instead there is a complete disregard for what the public needs.



More parking spaces are needed on North Dryburgh Road

“There was a three-car accident recently in North Kilmeny Crescent, where there are cars parked on both sides of the street. This is another path where there are problems.

‘There are potholes to fix, the council is cutting back on road repairs, salt pans and grass cutting to save money so how can they justify the expense?

“How does this benefit the Coltness community?”

Although he has inquired about who in the local authority sanctioned the work and why, John says he is getting nowhere.

“I have a feeling that something is wrong here. These berries seem to have appeared overnight and the council is hiding my requests.



John Carr pictured in Newark Drive which he says already has enough parking spaces

“There have been eight letters sent to residents on the street that indicate this has something to do with the Shotts Housing Office,” John said. “But why would it be like this?

“I called there because it had their email address on the letter but the woman whose name is on it couldn’t tell me anything.”

North Lanarkshire Council has been approached for comment.

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Watch SC Police Dogpile on 9ft Alligator in Parking Garage

A 9-foot alligator snuck into the parking lot of an apartment complex in South Carolina on Friday, May 20, but it’s what happened next that has people talking on social media.

A video shared May 23 by the Charleston Police Department shows Animal Control Supervisor Courtney Bayles subduing the reptile by literally jumping on its back like a professional wrestler.

Two guys then jumped on Bayles to stop the alligator from knocking her down.

It was then that two other people grabbed the alligator by the snout and began to tape its mouth shut.

All this happens in just 30 seconds.

The video got more than 20,000 views on Facebook in less than a day, and many commenters are praising Bayles for allowing herself to be crushed in the name of animal control.


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“I feel like that woman in the front pulled a straw,” Matchew Allean wrote on Facebook.

“Kudos to the female officer at the bottom of the pile for supporting the weight (over 400 pds.) of male officers on her while trying to restrain the suspect!” said Matt Dailey.

“Charleston PD gator wrestling team, where I sign up,” Joshua Perryman said.

A resident of the apartment complex is credited with finding the alligator. The tenant was walking a dog around 3 p.m. Friday, got out of an elevator in the garage, and sat there, police said. The resident alerted the apartment staff and they called the police dispatchers.

After being captured, the alligator was carried “a short distance” from the apartments and released unharmed into a pond, police officials said.

Spring is mating season for alligators in the southeast, which means males stray from familiar territory in search of females. This is the second time this month that an alligator has turned up in the wrong place on Daniel Island, including one stuck at the Daniel Island school.

A 9-foot alligator counts as an adult, but it grows much larger in the state, reaching up to 13 feet, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

How the alligator entered a parking lot has not been revealed, but some commentators have admitted the possibilities are frightening.

“Imagine parking your car next to this guy,” Ben Marks wrote on Facebook.

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Find and Book Parking Spaces Market 2022 Report Covers Profiling Key Players – Parkopedia, Stashbee, Spothero, Parklet, Parkingforme, Appyparking

The recent report on Market for finding and booking parking spaces » Offered by Credible markets, includes an in-depth survey of the geographical landscape, industry size as well as the revenue estimation of the company. In addition, the report also highlights challenges hindering market growth and expansion strategies employed by leading companies in the “Parking space search and reservation market”.

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San Diego will build a parking garage, at $188,000 per space – NBC 7 San Diego

Help is on the way for people looking for parking and green space in San Diego’s East Village, but if the city’s plan to build a new garage and park comes to fruition, it will not be cheap for taxpayers.

Photos: East Village Park approved with an $80 million price tag, 16 years after the original design

Sixteen years after the East Village Green park project was considered as part of the updated Downtown Community Plan in April 2006, the San Diego City Council recently approved an addition to its budget, which has swelled to nearly 80 million dollars for its construction.

Much of the overall cost of the project will be for a two-level, 185-space underground structure that will be built at an estimated cost of just under $35 million, or a cost of $188,374.49 per parking space.

The park, originally described as a 4.1-acre multi-block park, would span the area between F and G streets, bordered by 13th Street on the west and 15th Street on the east. is. The park would be divided by 14th Street, which could be closed on weekends and during special events in the park.

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Phase 1 construction will begin in the areas delineated by red squares.

The original design, which was part of the 2006 downtown community plan, included large grassy recreation areas with an informal amphitheater as well as the possibility of a café, playground, area for farmers’ markets and a neighborhood center.

After years of delays, the project was approved by the San Diego City Council in December 2019, then estimated at just over $52 million and expected to include a 14,000 square foot two-story recreation and community center. , a playground with a paddling pool, off-leash dog parks and a passive play/reading area.

However, city council members this month approved an additional $27.3 million for the budget, due to rising construction costs, etc., bringing the project’s total to almost $80 million. . This amount also takes into account what the city will pay to move two homes currently on F Street, designated by the city as historic structures.

Several of the amenities originally planned for the park – the West Park Cafe building and the East Park Bark Bar, as well as a decorative shade structure above the performance pavilion – were, however, highlighted in the final proposal, and the decorative fence that was proposed has now, unfortunately, been downgraded to chain link. Downgrades save city more than $2.5 million

Approval of additional funds effectively serves as the city’s green light for the project; The city’s independent nonprofit planning agency, Civic San Diego, has invited bids to build Phase 1 of the project in the summer of 2021.

The project is expected to take shape in several phases, with construction of phase 1 expected to start in August 2022, provided the project is awarded by the end of the month.

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Urban search and rescue team simulate parking lot collapse during test

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Dozens of Lowcountry firefighters who make up South Carolina’s Task Force 3 put their skills to the test and proved their operational readiness by simulating a parking lot collapse in Charleston.

The annual Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Operational Readiness Exercise was held at the Charleston Fire Training Center on Saturday morning.

Task Force 3 is one of five urban search and rescue task forces in South Carolina. It is made up of members from the Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Saint Andrews, James Island, Johns Island and Mount Pleasant Fire Departments.

For hours, the members dug the heap, used the Jaws of Life, and pulled the victims out of the pile of rubble.

The task force was previously called in to help after flooding swept through Georgetown in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and put on hold after tornadoes ripped through the Midlands two months ago.

The commander says the majority of his members have been with the task force for over 10 years.

“Any storm, hurricane, structural collapse, any technical hazard that is beyond the realm of normal firefighter operations, this team is capable of handling and performing at a higher level to get the job done and help our citizens,” the commander said. of Task Force 3 Kyle. said the bishop.

Task force members said training like this not only helps them hone their skills, but prepares them in case their help is needed.

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Two teenagers cited for vandalizing city parking lot | Local News

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2 teenagers cited for vandalizing city parking lot | Local News

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Yorktown parking garage access restricted after beam cracks form – Daily Press

YORKTOWN — Parts of the parking deck at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown are temporarily closed after a crack was recently discovered in one of the structure’s support beams.

The crack, which was first spotted on Wednesday, happened “very suddenly,” York County spokeswoman Gail Whittaker said.

“We have people coming in and out of this garage all the time and there was nothing wrong, and then a citizen noticed it,” Whittaker said.

When the crack was discovered, authorities closed off the terrace to allow a structural engineer to inspect it, while firefighters were called in to shore up the beam. Officials still don’t know what caused the crack to appear.

Currently, the upper level of the garage is closed, while parts of the lower level are restricted. According to a recent update on York County’s Facebook page, officials anticipate that use of the parking deck will be restricted for at least 90 days.

With the parking deck partially out of service, Yorktown lost about 100 to 120 parking spaces, though Whittaker doesn’t expect that to make too much of a difference to visitors.

“We actually have 1,000 hard surfaces [parking] spaces,” she said. “That’s one of the reasons we have our wonderful streetcar system here in Yorktown that stops at parking lots around town to transport people to the waterfront or to the various historic attractions. … Some people may park in another space that they are not as familiar with and then get the cart down.

The Yorktown Trolley, which is air-conditioned, operates seven days a week. From May 27, hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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111 additional parking spaces created as Radcliffe Metrolink Park & ​​Ride reopens

Radcliffe Metrolink Park & ​​Ride is open again after completion of work which saw the installation of a new parking platform on the site and increased the number of parking spaces from 369 to 480.

The extension of the car park will allow more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport as part of their journey.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

“Park & ​​Ride programs like this are essential to developing the Greater Manchester Bee Network’s vision of providing a truly integrated public transport system, making travel around our city-region easier, more accessible and affordable. .

“This latest project means that we have now created nearly 600 new Park & ​​Ride spaces at three different tram stops across the city-region over the past 18 months, in addition to thousands of Park & ​​Ride spaces. Ride already available on the Metrolink network.

“By allowing people to get out of their vehicles and use public transport – even if only for part of their journey – we can help reduce traffic congestion and reduce harmful emissions that harm our air quality.

Radcliffe Park & ​​Ride // Credit: TfGM

Finishing ahead of schedule, the project also includes a brand new electric vehicle (EV) charging point and also denotes the finalization of Metrolink Park & ​​Ride’s wider expansion works programme, which also saw the placement of a new bridge and the creation of 123 additional spaces in Whitefield alongside a 360-seater Park & ​​Ride venue being built at Parkway on the Trafford Park line.

Plans for the future will see a brand new Park & ​​Ride for Walkden station, which will start later in 2022 and will include over 100 parking spaces, fourth motorbike spaces, electric vehicle charging facilities and a bicycle room.

Chris Barnes, Projects Group Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester, said:
“We are delighted to have successfully completed the Metrolink Park & ​​Ride expansion, increasing parking capacity at Radcliffe and Whitefield stops.

“Before the pandemic, the car parks at both sites were at capacity at 8 a.m., so the additional spaces will allow even more people to travel sustainably on the 99-stop Metrolink network and all the many locations that he serves.

To find out more about Park & ​​Ride, please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website: http://www.tfgm.com/park-and-ride

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Parking spaces, oil drilling and university debt

Doubling the parking spaces is a bad move

City of Oyster Bay is considering a zoning change that will double the number of parking lots required for industrial facilities [“Code change reservations,” News, May 17]. As a director of one of Long Island’s largest and busiest commercial brokerage firms specializing solely in industrial facilities, I consider this not only unnecessary but highly restrictive for new developments and redevelopments. This would have a very negative economic impact on the surrounding businesses of the city. Just walk past any industrial warehouse and you’ll quickly see how underutilized the parking lots are. If the city believes there is a potential parking problem, perhaps they should consider a more reasonable increase (10% to 20%) in the parking requirement. Increasing the parking requirement by 100% is like trying to kill a mosquito with a hammer.

Jeff Schwartzberg, Massapequa

Biden has OKd more drilling than Trump

A reader accused President Joe Biden of ‘stopping various means of domestic oil production’ [“Clean energy is part of LI’s best future,” Letters, May 16]. In fact, Biden has approved more national drilling permits than former President Donald Trump. Due to an expected drop in oil prices, oil companies, like those in Texas, are refusing to restart full oil drilling production for fear of losing money.

Pete Scott, Central Harbor

Mull alternatives to college

I have a unique view of student loans and the university in general [“Dealing with student loan debt,” Letters, May 6]. We need to stop obsessing over college – it’s being touted as a panacea. We also need to advocate for alternatives to college, such as trade school, and — I know this sounds strange — maybe the military.

Joe Domhan, West Babylon

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Additional approved parking spaces at Bramley Ambulance Station

Additional staff and ambulance parking at Bramley Ambulance Station has been approved by council planners.

The proposals, by West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, will help solve parking problems at the Stanningley Road site, which has 50 staff working there but only enough parking space for 30.

Grassed areas on site are to be removed to increase the number of emergency ambulance bays from two to 12, and increase the number of personnel bays from 30 to 52.

The existing fuel tank and bay would be relocated, and new lighting and electric car charging points would be installed.

A planning statement accompanying the application stated:

“In addition to this, the entire site needs to be redone to remove potholes and ripples that damage emergency vehicles. Finally, the site will integrate the infrastructure for future electric car charging facilities for emergency and personnel vehicles.

“The proposed development will provide sufficient parking spaces for staff to address current parking issues at the site, creating a safer and smoother parking area and working environment for staff.”

Bramley Ambulance Station is based on Railsford Rise on the corner of Stanningley Road.

The plans view in full here.

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Lakewood Parking Garage Collapse Fee

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) — A grand jury has returned an indictment charging a construction company and its owner and foreman in the collapse of a parking lot in Lakewood late last year, the court said. Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office.

Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance, owner Elmer Mekker and foreman Charles Hawley are accused of causing panic.

According to the indictment, jurors found that the defendants “caused the evacuation of a public place, or otherwise caused serious inconvenience or public alarm by committing an offence, without regard to the likelihood that its commission would cause serious public inconvenience or alarm and resulted in economic damage of $150,000 or more.

The collapse took place on December 23, resulting in major damage to the two-level underground parking structure at Marine Towers West, as well as the crushing of dozens of cars. However, no one was reported injured in the incident.

The district attorney’s office confirmed to FOX 8 that damages are estimated at more than $1 million and those charged face up to 36 months in prison.

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The company had been hired to perform concrete repairs to the structure. The prosecutor’s office said Hawley and another employee removed concrete around some of the support pillars on the lower level of the garage, leaving only rebar. About 18 hours later, the structure began to shake, which led to the collapse.

Lakewood Police discovered in an investigation that plans to fully secure the pillars were non-existent.

The building, which was built in 1963 and has 171 units, was evacuated at the time of the incident, with residents allowed to return the next day.

Marine Towers West has been owned and operated by Burton Carol Management for over 25 years.

Joy Anzalone, chief operating officer, says they are still appalled at what happened because they have worked with the contractor several times over the years.

“The owner has always done a great job,” she said, “However, you’re only as good as your last job and it was horrible for everyone.”

When asked what they thought of the indictments, she replied: “Relieved, we were confident that the Town of Lakewood and the entire investigation team were incredibly thorough and would uncover the truth. and background of what had happened.”

The contractor’s actions also led Burton Carol to pay a $250 fine and plead no contest to a misdemeanor for failing to obtain a work permit.

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement. communicated. “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

The construction company was also found guilty last month of failing to obtain a permit before working on the Lakewood municipal yard garage.

No arraignment date has yet been set in this new indictment.

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Charges filed for Lakewood Marine Towers West parking lot collapse

CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office announced charges for last year’s parking lot collapse at Marine Towers West in Lakewood.

In November 2021, a month before the collapse, Marine Towers contracted with Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance to perform concrete repairs on the property.

On December 22, 2021, the project foreman and another worker removed two support pillars on the lower level of the parking garage. Only the reinforcing bars remained to support the structure.

That evening, a tenant took photos of the exposed rebar after spotting it while taking out the trash. The tenant said he was in the garage hauling trash into the dumpster when he noticed the concrete collars forming the exterior of two support columns appeared to have been cut. The support columns were on the lower level of the garage and located on the left side, precisely in the area that collapsed, he said.

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The previous month, the tenant said he noticed that the concrete at the bottom of the pillars had started to deteriorate and large cracks had started to form. The construction crew, which the city said was working without a permit, worked at the parking lot, which was built in 1963, in the two weeks before the collapse.

Tenant: Missing concrete, exposed rebar structure found night before parking deck collapse

On December 23, the garage collapsed. Residents of Marine Towers West, which is the adjacent building next to the collapsed garage, have been asked to vacate their residences while authorities investigate the collapse.

Emergency crews at the scene of the parking garage collapse on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” said prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. . “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

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According to the prosecutor’s office, “An investigation by the LPD (Lakewood Police Department) revealed that there were no plans to brace or shore up the pillars during the repair work. In addition, no planning permission was given. ‘was obtained through the town of Lakewood by Atlas Masonry for the job.’

Charges have been laid against the company, its owner and the foreman involved. All three were each charged with one count of inciting panic, all third-degree felonies. Last month, the company was found guilty of a county for failing to obtain a permit for work carried out in the garage, authorities said.

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“On the day of the collapse, I pledged that the town of Lakewood will not rest until we find out what happened,” said Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George. . “Our thorough investigation revealed that the collapse was no accident. In fact, it was caused by the outrageous conduct of Atlas Construction and its executives, who had no regard for the safety of Marine residents. Towers West. Once the facts involved became clear, I requested that the county attorney re-examine the case to determine if felony charges could be pursued. On behalf of the Town of Lakewood, I would like to thank the Attorney O’Malley and his team for their work, and we look forward to its resolution in the justice system.

Both the business owner and the foreman will be arraigned at a later date.

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Investigation continues into Parma underground car park collapse: Photos

PARMA, Ohio — Two weeks after the partial collapse of an underground parking garage at 5800 Laurent Drive, Fire Chief Michael Lasky said the investigation is continuing.

“Two cars, for lack of a better term, were trapped and simply restrained by their bumpers,” Lasky said. “We were able to get all the cars off the bridge, so there’s nothing else on it now and there’s nothing under it.

“The structural engineer is currently assessing the incident. We hope to have a report by next week.

At 11:45 p.m. on May 3, a tenant parked his car in the above ground parking garage. Moments later, the vehicle was hanging precariously.

“The guy was smoking when all the cement under his car fell apart,” Lasky said. “It was a shock. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Then the same thing happened to the car next to it in the same 20ft by 20ft area.

“When we got there we were afraid there would be more, so we evacuated all the cars on the top of the bridge and got as many cars out of that area as we could.”

Parma firefighters and police removed all vehicles from the immediate parking area to reduce the load on the structure. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The fire chief estimated the Laurent Drive facility could hold more than 150 cars underground.

The Parma incident comes more than five months after the Marine Towers West parking lot collapsed in Lakewood.

“It’s a bit ironic because in January the building manager emailed his inspectors saying in light of what happened in Lakewood to make sure they look at all the underground parking lots “, said Lasky.

“It’s the only one we have that’s underground in Parma, so they were already looking at that and paying attention to things that needed to be done by (the management company) Regency to deal with it.”

According to the fire chief, there had been previous reports of water leaks inside the underground portion of the garage.

“It’s always wet out there,” Lasky said. “The biggest thing we try to tell anyone else, if you see anything – even if it’s minor – report it, because maybe we could have stopped it.”

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Redding’s new car park closed, for now

A new private parking lot in downtown Redding that held its grand opening earlier this month was temporarily closed on Saturday so its owners could stop people from hanging out there and leaving trash behind.

There are two exceptions to the temporary closure: The California Street Parking Garage at 1451 California St. will be open for free parking during the annual Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast, which runs from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday and usually attracts around 10,000 diners. .

The community breakfast will be held outside the new Market Center building, 1551 Market St., near the garage, which is located at California and Tehama streets.

The garage will also be open for free parking during the Rodeo Parade on Saturday. The parking garage’s hours on both days will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., said Rocky Slaughter, operations manager for garage owner K2 Development Companies.

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On weekdays starting May 23, the garage will also be open to the public, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., free of charge, Slaughter said.

Starting June 1, the garage should start charging a $1 hourly fee.

In a press release on Tuesday, K2 said it would use garage downtime “to adjust hours of operation, enforcement of parking regulations and additional security measures to ensure safety. of all users of the new car park”.

In an interview, Slaughter said K2 didn’t expect to find dawdling and littering the six-story structure that has 400 spaces and replaced a public car park.

“We thought people would park in the parking structure,” Slaughter said, not “hang around and eat and drink and leave things behind.”

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Looting and litter seem to be a problem primarily on the top floor of the six-story garage, which Slaughter says has “pretty incredible” views of downtown.

“Obviously we totally encourage people to climb to the top, take a look, take it and then go out to a restaurant or something,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re just trying to provide the most positive experience for people going downtown. The whole point of all this recent development is to help these businesses thrive.”

ACE Parking Co. of San Diego, which operates parking garages in the United States and Europe, will be responsible for hiring security, waste management, the proper operation of the garage’s mechanical entrance doors and distributing parking tickets.

ACE Parking employees will arrive June 1, the same day the $1-per-hour parking fee begins, Slaughter said.

The parking garage has no trash cans, with cleaning of the garage and elevator taking place once a week, as recommended by parking consultants K2 Dixon Resources Unlimited, Slaughter said.

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3 arrested, 1 wanted in Greenville parking lot assault, police say

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Four people have been charged with assaulting three other people in a Greenville parking lot early Sunday morning, the Greenville Police Department said.

7News previously reported that witnesses told police that two women attacked one of the victims on the second floor before following her to the fourth floor of the Richardson Street parking lot, according to the incident report.

Witnesses also told police that three men, who were in the same group as the women, attacked another person. Once police arrived on the scene, they located the third victim who said he was punched in the face, according to the incident report.

Greenville police said Jennifer D. Pace, 26, Hannah B. Poole, 21, and Johnny A. Holcombe Jr., 24, were arrested. They face the following charges:

  • Jennifer D. Pace – two counts of assault and one count of malicious damage
  • Hannah B. Poole – three counts of assault and one count of malicious damage
  • Johnny A. Holcombe Jr. – an assault and battery chief

The Greenville County Detention Center told 7News Pace and Poole they were released on bail on Tuesday for $1,087.50. Holcombe was released on Tuesday “on his own recognizance”.

Officers said Trenston Leavell Simpson, 33, remains wanted for aggravated assault.

According to warrants, police obtained surveillance and cellphone footage of the assaults. The warrants said the four suspects had admitted to the assaults in interviews with police

A victim’s phone was smashed and their vehicle was damaged in the assault, according to warrants.

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A labor councilor calls for the creation of parking spaces for people with autism

A Labor Party councilor has asked the council to provide an update on progress on providing autistic parking spaces at Fingal.

In its response to Cllr Robert O’Donoghue, the council said its operations department had agreed to review the arrangements, if any, in place in other local authorities.

Following liaison with two of Dublin’s local authorities, it has been determined that there is currently no specific provision for autistic parking in the allocation of state-run car parks in the area, and there is also no provision in Fingal’s current parking regulations.

According to the council, there are only courtesy parking spaces – however, these are not enforceable under current or Gardaí regulations.

The council said Blue Badge disabled parking permits are available to people living in Ireland with certain disabilities and registered blind people, whether they are drivers or passengers.

These are the only authorizations recognized by Fingal Parking regulations.

The council confirmed that the introduction of ‘autism-friendly’ parking is in place at various locations across Ireland by ASD Ireland in conjunction with retail businesses where the need is greatest, and the majority of these locations are controlled by management companies in commercial and retail parks. facilities.

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Stoke-on-Trent supermarket with 487 parking spaces for sale for £150,000

A mothballed supermarket that once housed Tesco and Go Outdoors is up for sale – for as little as £150,000. The unit – which has 487 parking spaces – will be auctioned on Wednesday, May 18.

The site – on New Hall Street, Hanley – has been empty since Go Outdoors mysteriously closed its shop and car park before the coronavirus pandemic began. It then moved to Festival Park and has now moved to a new unit on the same retail park.

Go Outdoors had opened there after Tesco closed its old supermarket to make way for its new store on nearby Potteries Way.

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Auctioneer Acquitus says: “The property comprises a substantial retail warehouse in the town center benefiting from three levels of underground parking with space for 487 cars. The property may be suitable for a sub-division and/or alternative uses. alternatives including warehouse, leisure and self-storage, subject to agreements.

“The property may also be suitable for redevelopment, subject to permissions. There are some structural flaws in the parking lot.”

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Liberty-James Parking Garage Reaches Critical Point

ROME — It’s at the crucial point where something needs to be done — much like the status of the city’s Liberty-James car park, engineers told city officials.

Architect Steven Kushner of Bergmann Architects, Engineers, Planners of Rochester outlined four options for the city regarding the future of the downtown garage, built during the city’s urban renewal efforts in the 1990s. 1970 and now showing significant wear from its more than 50 years of existence.

But whatever plan they choose, Kushner told city officials and Common Council members on Wednesday that they needed to act quickly, given the unsafe and deteriorating conditions at the garage.

Among Kushner’s development options: rehabilitation, replacement, removal or partial construction.

“We’ve been working on it for a number of years – it’s been a process to see where you’re at over the repairs,” Kushner said. “If you decide not to repair, dismantle or do anything else, we cannot take responsibility knowing what we know about the garage. Over time, it does not improve or repair itself. You have to do something with where we are today.

Wednesday’s presentation began with a guided tour of the Liberty James Garage. My council members, Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development Matthew Andrews, City Planners, Chief Codes Enforcement Officer Mark Domenico and City Engineer II Joseph Guiliano.

Professional engineer Christopher N. Latreille led the walking tour, pointing out the rusting rebar running across the garage deck and the deterioration of the supporting concrete from water and salt corrosion. He said that in some areas the concrete is at the point of breaking and falling.

As for the parking surface, a “membrane” was applied around 2006, but it had “not been maintained lately,” Guiliano said, saying that in recent years only “band-aids” had been applied. applied to problem areas.

Latreille warned city officials that Rome would have to invest in an “aggressive” repair program if council members decided to retain and repair the current garage, but strongly recommended demolition.

“There’s no immediate threat of collapse, but this garage is so badly in need of work that you’re at the point where you need a new garage,” Latreille said. “It’s either” expensive aggressive repair program or teardown, that’s where we are right now.

During the presentation in the boardroom after the tour, Kushner said that some structural issues with the garage “may not be obvious, but we’re at the point where the next step could be the concrete drop, which that we want to avoid. The electrical engineers said all the electrical components needed to be replaced, period,” adding that Bergmann began his evaluation of the garage following the submission of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative of the city ​​in 2018.

Kushner said some of the garage exits had exposed wires coming out of cable boxes in stairway areas that needed to be closed off. He said the plumbing was going through (the walls) and the conduit was rusty to the point that you could see the wires inside.

“DRI’s original expectation, we thought it would take little structural and lighting repairs, but we can’t even meet that,” Kushner said. “Previous repairs have been ineffective, which is a major concern.”

The architect said if the city is leaning towards rehabilitating the garage, officials should consider whether the cost is worth the expected life of the structure. If fixed, Kushner said it would only extend the life of the garage by 10 to 15 years.

“We could remove the garage and put the same thing in its place, but does it need it?” he asked. “There hasn’t been a time when the garage has seen cars across the board. The size doesn’t seem necessary. The quickest (and cheapest) option would be to demolish the garage and replace it by surface land to meet parking demands, then you could develop the site in the future” if the demand warranted it.

Instead of simply replacing the garage with surface land, Kushner said the city could also choose to build a smaller, one-level garage on a smaller footprint.

And while the repairs would only extend the life of the current garage by 10 to 15 years, Kushner described this as the “high-risk solution”.

“Once we start opening things up, are there more issues in the concrete that we’re not aware of?” Kushner asked. “It would be something that would have to be addressed at that time if things happened beyond what we anticipate.”

Kushner also warned that since the presentation of initial work estimates in 2019, construction, materials and construction management have increased significantly and continue to intensify since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From 2019 to 2022 you had three years of escalating 2 1/2 to 3% inflation every year, but now everything is even higher in the construction industry, and it’s hard to get materials,” he said.

Repair and rehabilitation

Kushner presented a breakdown of expected costs for each option:

• Option 1 — Garage repair and rehabilitation for continuous service in one construction phase: $7.4 million;

• Option 2 — Repair and Rehabilitation as a five-year multi-phase construction project: $8.1 million;

• Option 3 — Partial demolition and repair: $8.4 million and more.

Replacement in kind

Includes a 50-year long-term solution; would reconsider office space for state offices in a less vulnerable location; code updates and facade improvements. However, Bergmann representatives said the option would require ongoing maintenance and there is no demand for a garage of this size at present, with much of the garage sitting unused.

• Estimated cost: $23,600,000

Replace with surface land

Long-term solution that meets the anticipated parking demand (135 spaces and green space); forces state offices to move; can consider covered parking areas with photovoltaic panels above the parking area for buses and motorhomes; requires less maintenance; least risky solution — no more unknowns to cause future damage and no vertical structures to maintain; preferred concept development.

• Estimated cost: $3 million

Replace with a smaller garage

Long-term solution that adapts to future growth; the raised terrace probably has a useful life of 50 years (with 200 seats); allows for a more open site; forces state offices to move; requires ongoing maintenance; moderate risk solution — high initial cost with uncertain parking demand; and high cost/parking spot option.

Total estimated cost: $11 million

To advance

Councilors asked if the results of a parking study were available in order to know the demand for spaces needed downtown before a final decision is made. Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development Andrews said his office is awaiting the latest round of updates on the study, but does not expect the projected numbers to change dramatically. With around 550 spaces scratched in the garage currently, Andrews said that in 2019, garage utilization was around 28% and “garage utilization is down (compared to that) this year.”

Andrews added that the city currently has about $1.28 million in DRI funding for the garage, which “puts us in the demolition cost range.” City officials said Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo was also interested in an American Rescue Plan Act funding commitment to the garage project.

Andrews said once a decision is made on which option to take and the project is approved, the city has until the end of 2024 to spend the allocated DRI funding, and ARPA funding must be committed. by 2024 and in use by 2026.

Council chair Stephanie Viscelli said she would prefer the council see the traffic study before deciding “yes” or “no” on either option. She said that once the traffic study is available, the council could act quickly. City officials said they would work to get the numbers to councilors as soon as possible so parking legislation could be on the May 25 city council agenda.

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News in Clarksville: School bus zone changes, $14 million arena parking garage and other top stories this week

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

Narrower bus zones next year will force children to walk on busy roads: CMCSS simply does not have enough drivers and needs to reduce bus zones. But Clarksville Now tried to hike one of those expected hiking routes on Sango Road. Here’s what we faced. READ MORE

Troops of the 101st Airborne Division going to Europe: Troops from the 101st are back in Europe to support NATO’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. READ MORE

$14 million from the state to build a new parking lot: The new public garage will be directly across from the F&M Bank Arena under construction. READ MORE

F&M Bank Arena will include the new Ford Ice Center: The arena will house a new Ford Ice Center, like those in Bellevue and Antioch. Check out this video tour of the center’s progress, along with photos. READ MORE

3 men killed in single-vehicle crash on Needmore Road: The three were killed when the vehicle hit a utility pole. READ MORE

Rezoning of Killebrew on Rossview Road approved by County Commission: With final county approval, the 1,300 units on 300 acres can begin next to the Kirkwood School under construction. READ MORE

House destroyed by fire at Stones Manor: A family of seven has been displaced by the Collins View Way fire. READ MORE

The council selects the next principal of schools, Jean Luna-Vedder: The school board voted to nominate the head of TDOE as the next CMCSS Principal of Schools. READ MORE

Woman charged with second degree murder in fentanyl overdose death: Tennessee state law makes the sale of fentanyl resulting in a person’s death second-degree murder. READ MORE

Inmate dies in county jail, cause under investigation: He had been booked the day before for drunk driving. When deputies conducted a security check the following morning, they found him unconscious in his cell. READ MORE

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Second BNA Parking Garage Receives Coveted Parksmart Certification

The new Terminal Garage 1 at Nashville® International Airport (BNA) has achieved Parksmart Silver certification for its sustainable design, construction and operation. This is BNA’s second garage to achieve Parksmart certification, and BNA is home to two of the 42 certified parking structures worldwide.

BNA’s Terminal Garage 1 is a $174 million state-of-the-art facility opening in 2021 with six levels of public parking, 2,800 parking spaces, a variety of traveler amenities and a new and improved valet center with dedicated entrance. The structure was designed by Moody Nolan and built by Messer Construction using Parksmart protocols, the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter design and operation of parking structures. In October 2019, BNA’s Terminal Garage 2 obtained Bronze certification.

“We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability here at Nashville International Airport. As we continue to expand our airport with BNA Vision, we are also focusing on ‘green’ design, construction and operation,” said BNA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud that another garage has achieved Parksmart certification. This is a huge achievement, and it speaks to the intentional effort of our entire team to prioritize sustainability.

Terminal 1 Garage Facts:

  • 224 million pounds of concrete used
  • 1,500+ workers
  • 807,000+ working hours
  • 93% of the workforce was local
  • $41 million in contracts for minority and women-owned small businesses (SMWBE)

Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter design and operation of parking structures. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the Parksmart Framework provides a roadmap for employing innovative, solution-focused strategies. With guidance from the Parksmart Protocols, BNA has implemented an integrated design process that helps maximize the value of the structure throughout its life by reducing operating costs, reducing environmental impact and increasing energy efficiency.

Sustainability was a guiding principle in the development of Terminal Garage. Examples of “green” practices and components considered in the Parksmart certification of the installation:

  • Energy-efficient LED lighting, which is programmed to dim when no movement is detected, cutting energy consumption in half
  • A parking space guidance system to help travelers quickly find parking spaces, reducing unnecessary driving time, fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Walk-in pay stations, reducing vehicle downtime and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles, promoting the use of an alternative energy source
  • Tire inflation station, helping travelers keep their tires properly inflated, enabling better gas mileage and reducing fossil fuel consumption
  • Recycling receptacles at all levels to encourage travelers to keep recyclable materials out of landfills
  • Environmentally friendly practices, such as using ionized water instead of chemical cleaners to clean the garage
  • Designed for durability, which increases the life of the garage through quality construction parameters, providing long-lasting structural and finishing elements
  • Emphasize regional labor and locally sourced materials, support the local economy, and reduce travel time, fossil fuel use, and greenhouse gas emissions

BNA Terminal Garages are major components of BNA® Vision, Nashville International Airport’s aggressive growth and expansion plan. In addition to terminal garages #1 and #2, BNA® Vision will include additional parking, a renovated central terminal, an expanded security checkpoint, a state-of-the-art international arrivals facility, an upscale hotel and continued. Take a 360 degree virtual tour, view renderings and watch the BNA® Vision video on BNAVision.com.

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New parking garage seeks to unlock growth potential in Salt Lake neighborhood

Ellen Winkler, co-founder of Industry, picks up gravel to mark the start of a new parking lot in Salt Lake City’s Granary District Thursday afternoon. The car park is expected to add 1,000 spaces in a growing part of town. (Carter Williams, KSL.com)

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SALT LAKE CITY — As mayor of Salt Lake City, Erin Mendenhall is invited to attend many groundbreaking events.

These are ceremonies to celebrate the start of some kind of major structure that will one day play a vital role in the community, such as a new office building or facility. But as she stood in front of a crowd gathered outside Industry on Thursday afternoon, she admitted she was generally not enthusiastic about parking lots. Whoever will fill the floor she stood on might be the exception.

Moments after speaking, Industry co-founder Ellen Winkler jumped into an excavator and took the first scoop from the ground to signal the start of a parking garage project that will bring nearly 1,000 spaces parking lot at the Granary District, located directly to the southwest. from downtown Salt Lake City.

“What’s happening in the Granary (district) is really, really unique,” the mayor said. “For those of us who are long-time Salt Lakers, we might not understand how cool that is. There aren’t many capital cities…that have such a giant neighborhood that’s so ready for redevelopment, which have overlay qualified opportunity areas and is right next to the town center.”

The seven-story parking lot itself is located across from Industry, 650 S. 500 West. The company essentially laid the groundwork for the neighborhood’s future a few years ago, turning a former silver smelter into a co-working space for around 500 jobs from different companies that rent space in the building.

However, the neighborhood’s growth in recent years has led to an abundance of on-street parking and crowded parking lots that simply cannot accommodate everyone trying to get around. Jason Winkler, co-founder of Industry, said the project had been in the works for about four years, but had been delayed by a few hurdles, including COVID-19.

A rendering of the seven-story parking structure to be built in the Granary District of Salt Lake City.  The structure will add 998 parking spaces and more than 12,000 square feet of new retail space when completed in 2023.
A rendering of the seven-story parking structure to be built in the Granary District of Salt Lake City. The structure will add 998 parking spaces and more than 12,000 square feet of new retail space when completed in 2023. (Picture: Q Factor)

However, the project has not changed much since. The structure is expected to be 350,000 square feet, including 12,280 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Construction is expected to take 16 months before being completed in the third quarter of 2023. Construction company Makers Line, one of a dozen companies assigned to the project, lists it as a project costing more than $25 million. .

“We all care so deeply about this neighborhood and its future,” added Tami Door, CEO of Denver-based Q Factor, the developer of the structure. “This next step with this parking lot is actually going to be an incredible benefit to the community, supporting the people who live and work here, and will be another great way to connect the different neighborhoods of our downtown and downtown neighborhoods. city.”

Although the neighborhood hasn’t been much to see in the past, Mendenhall said the success of the industry has inspired tech startups to reuse old buildings as well, which she says helps maintain the affordable neighborhood and keep its character intact. It is also more environmentally friendly to reuse old buildings than to tear them down and build something new in their place. She hopes this will help keep businesses that have been in the area for decades.

The parking garage will reduce the need for smaller car parks spread throughout the district so that the land can be used for other purposes.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined business executives, employees and others on Thursday to paint a mural in a space that will house a new parking lot in the Granary District.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined business executives, employees and others on Thursday to paint a mural in a space that will house a new parking lot in the Granary District. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)

It also plays into the future of the Granary district, which is at the center of the city’s major redevelopment plans. For example, it is located a few blocks from the large Fleet Block project that city leaders are currently trying to piece together.

With the growth of the state and city and the increase in new buildings downtown, the mayor says it’s really only a matter of time before the district of Granary becomes an extension of the city centre. Well, the city center with a different character.

“The technical definition of what downtown Salt Lake City is is outdated. I think we’re all aware of that,” she said. “Downtown is growing and what will be the Granary district will, over time, be a natural continuing extension of downtown, but a more creative, artistic, creative space that’s teeming with people living here, working here, tech companies from start-up to full-scale operation.

“It’s something we can incorporate into our downtown,” she added, “and it’s something that already defines who we are as a city.”

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Ann Arbor will install 80 electric vehicle charging stations in seven parking structures

ANN ARBOR — The City of Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovations, in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority, is working to expand public electric vehicle charging in downtown parking lots.

“We are thrilled to see this significant expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in our city center and are grateful for the collaboration with the DDA,” said Missy Stults, Director of Sustainability and Innovations at Ann Tree. “We know the importance of having a widely available electric vehicle charging infrastructure to facilitate the transition to vehicle electrification and view this effort, and others the office is undertaking, as essential to help the community to reduce vehicle emissions.”

As part of this work, the city and the DDA are supporting the installation of 80 electric vehicle charging stations in seven parking structures, doubling the number of public charging stations in the public parking system. Parking structures receiving new or additional chargers include:

  • Anne/Ashley.
  • Fourth and William.
  • Library aisle.
  • Maynard.
  • Liberty Square.
  • Forest.

Over the next few weeks, as installations take place in a staggered fashion, the installation team will do their best to ensure that downtime of chargers in garages is limited, and signage will be posted to communicate any downtime. During the installation process, the use of the charger will remain free, however, once installation is complete, users will be charged for the energy they use to power their vehicles.

The city and the DDA are working together to define rules of use and tariffs in order to maximize the availability of these spaces. Pricing information will be available as soon as it is finalized.

For more information about A2ZERO, the City of Ann Arbor’s climate and equity plan, visit www.a2zero.org.​

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$14 million from the state to build a new parking lot next to the F&M Bank Arena

CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – A new downtown parking lot will be built adjacent to the F&M Bank Arena with $14 million in state funding.

Among the funding approved in this year’s Tennessee state budget was the $14 million grant for Montgomery County to build the public garage, which will be directly across from the under-construction F&M Bank Arena. , according to Vice President Curtis Johnson, R-Clarksville.

The Hand family donated the land for the garage at the corner of College and First streets, Johnson told Clarksville Now.

The garage will help alleviate parking problems downtown, especially with the 6,000-seat arena being built next door. “We need it in the worst possible way,” Johnson said.

The garage will be located on the same block as the Hand family’s Riverview Inn and adjacent to their planned Riverview plaza. The parking garage is shown in the plans for this project, which show it as a 724-space garage. These plans also call for the inn to become a Hilton DoubleTree.

Rendering of the proposed mixed-use development at the corner of Main and Second Streets between Riverview Inn and the F&M Bank Arena.

Sen. Bill Powers, R-Clarksville, lobbied for funding for the garage. He told Clarksville Now that having this garage on one side of downtown with the city’s planned new garage on the other will go a long way to improving parking in Clarksville.

“The geography of these two parking lots is optimal, with one being next to the Roxy and the other next to the arena,” Powers said. “This makes it a perfect fit for emerging downtown Clarksville.”

County Mayor Jim Durrett thanked lawmakers — Johnson, Powers and Rep. Jason Hodges — for bringing the funding home.

“This is another important step in revitalizing our community,” Durrett said.

Details for the public parking lot are still being worked out, but Montgomery County spokeswoman Michelle Newell said there are no plans to provide additional funding there or for the county to manage the parking lot. garage.

Oliver Hospitality, which handles communications for Riverview Square, said it was not yet ready to release details.

Other Clarksville Funding

Other Clarksville and Montgomery County specific projects that received funding were:

  • $43.5 million in additional education funding to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System as a result of TISA.
  • $35 million to support the expansion of Nashville State Community College facilities in Clarksville.
  • $20 million for the Wings of Liberty museum.
  • $12.2 million in capital funding for Austin Peay State University.
  • $800,000 for Centerstone Military Services Inc.
  • $750,000 for the second year of a three-year cybersecurity program at Austin Peay State University.

“Montgomery County had a good year,” Johnson said.

Both Powers and Johnson supported Tennessee’s new Investing in Student Success Act (TISA). This new funding formula takes effect in 2023 and includes an additional investment of $1 billion in K-12 funding, focused on individual student needs, rather than relying on ratio components. and district averages, as the state’s Basic Education Program (BEP) did, according to a press release from their legislative offices.

“This new funding formula will transform students’ academic trajectories and enhance Tennessee’s recent progress in improving overall educational outcomes,” Johnson said in the release. “By focusing on the needs of each student, we will ensure that all children have the resources they need for a prosperous future.”

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Love’s opens stops in four states adding 330 truck parking spaces

Oklahoma City, OK – Love’s Travel Stops opened four new locations in April 2022, adding 330 truck parking spaces across the United States

The new store locations are Waterloo, NY; Pageland, South Carolina; Moses Lake, WA; and Rockville, MN.

All locations will be open 24/7, Love’s confirmed.

The company also boasted of creating 260 jobs in the respective fields through the new travel centers.

Amenities offered at the Waterloo, NY location include:

• Over 11,000 square feet.
• Subway and Wendy’s.
• 78 truck parking spaces.
• 60 parking spaces.
• Seven RV parking spaces.
• Eight diesel bays.
• Seven showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Speedco.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.

“We are excited to serve customers at our fifth location in New York and help them get back on the road quickly and safely,” Love co-CEO Greg Love said after the truck stop opened on April 14.

Amenities offered at the Pageland, SC location include:

• Over 9,000 square feet.
• Hardee’s.
• 70 truck parking spaces.
• 58 parking spaces.
• Five diesel bays.
• Two RV parking spaces.
• Four showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Pageland Travel Center marks Love’s 12th location in South Carolina.

Amenities offered at the Moses Lake, WA location include:

• Over 11,000 square feet.
• Taco John’s.
• 80 truck parking spaces.
• 92 parking spaces.
• Nine diesel bays.
• Seven showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Moses Lake Travel Center marks Love’s sixth location in Washington State.

Amenities offered at the Rockville, MN location include:

• Over 13,000 square feet.
• Hardee’s.
• 102 truck parking spaces.
• 71 parking spaces.
• Six RV parking spaces.
• Nine diesel bays.
• Ten showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Speedco.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Rockville Travel Center marks Love’s third location in Minnesota.


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Union Station redesign removes parking bays and adds underground facility

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The Federal Railroad Administration overhauled major aspects of Washington’s Union Station redevelopment project, eliminating a parking garage as part of the redesign.

Revised plan for multibillion-dollar station expansion eliminates six-story garage, drastically reducing parking and moving parking area to new underground facility that would also serve as passenger location pickups and drop-offs. The new details were unveiled at a recent meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission.

The changes also include a major reconfiguration of the station’s bus terminal to align with a new train concourse, the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed this week.

The changes come more than a year after the FRA paused its environmental review of the project to modify the design, which was widely criticized for keeping the station too car-centric. The revisions are a victory for the district, which chastised the design favored by the federal agency as not matching the city’s vision for Union Station.

Amtrak’s faster, high-tech Acela trains are delayed again

Few details of the revisions have been made available, but the FRA is expected to unveil the plan in the coming weeks. The agency said the revised plan is the result of two years of working with Amtrak project developers and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, which manages and operates Union Station.

The Union Station expansion project — a $10 billion private and public investment — envisions a transformation of the nation’s second-largest rail hub by 2040. The project would add a new train concourse and lobbies, as well as tracks and retail options.

“With these core elements retained and these new modifications, the project is on a much stronger footing to progress into 2022 and beyond,” the FRA said in a statement.

The agency is leading the federal review of the project, which is at least two years behind schedule. The revised plan could be published this summer for public comment, with a final decision next year. After that, the project could enter the design phase, possibly followed by a over a decade of construction.

The new changes respond to criticism from federal planners, district officials and nearby residents who said the FRA’s preferred building option – unveiled two years ago as part of a draft declaration of environmental impact – was too car-oriented, lacked good pedestrian and cycle links, and did not provide adequate access. Residents and city leaders have called for less parking and better traffic management. vehicle traffic, including a space dedicated to taxi and VTC services.

Project officials for months hinted at a resolution that addressed the concerns. Beverley Swaim-Staley, president and CEO of the USRC, said in February that the group had been working for 18 months to incorporate “valuable feedback”.

“All of these changes will allow the station to accommodate the next century of growth in a multi-modal transportation route, which includes intercity rail, metro, commuter rail and intercity bus,” she said during the talk. a meeting sponsored by DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (RE).

DC to Prioritize Equity in Preparations for $3 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Funds

DC Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who led the effort against the parking structure, said he welcomed the reduced option, adding that the move would leave more space above soil for development.

“Taking back valuable parking space to provide bus service, train service and shared spaces will restore Union Station to its glory as one of the nation’s most iconic and important stations,” it said. he said in a statement. “We are rebuilding a major public transit hub in the center of our city that will last for the next 100 years, and basically as busy every day as any of our regional airports.”

Union Station, which opened in 1907, was designated a historic landmark by the district in 1964 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Amtrak takes control of Union Station

The station hasn’t seen a major rehabilitation in decades, and rail and local authorities say refurbishment is needed to meet future demand. Many station facilities are outdated, do not meet federal accessibility requirements, and do not meet modern transportation standards. Amtrak estimates that about $75 million in deferred maintenance is needed at Union Station, which houses the passenger railroad, Metro, Maryland and Virginia commuter trains, as well as intercity and local buses. It is also the terminus of the DC Streetcar.

Amtrak filed a petition last month to use eminent domain to take control of the station from a private company that holds sublease rights to the station through 2084. Amtrak said the move was necessary to ensure a smooth expansion process.

The proposed expansion is one of several major station projects on Amtrak’s list of capital priorities, ranking among the top candidates for federal funds through the infrastructure package signed by President Biden l ‘last year. About $66 billion is earmarked for rail transportation five years, while the project could also use millions of additional dollars available for public transit and other infrastructure projects.

Baltimore station redesign will help trains speed through nation’s busiest rail corridor

The last revisions are likely to increase the price of the project. In his draft environmental impact statement, the FRA waived concepts that included underground parking or other underground facilities, in part because it would add millions of dollars and years of construction. He chose a plan that included “minimal excavation below lobby level”, the quickest and least expensive option.

The federal review estimated that the construction of this shorter plan would be done in phases and could take up to 11 and a half years. It was unclear how much the schedule would change with the latest revisions.

The FRA said its incorporation of an underground facility would better manage pick-up and drop-off activities at the station while relieving traffic from surrounding streets.

“While this change will have an initial cost impact, it addresses many of the challenges of expanding regional access to central Washington DC, and we believe the impacts of this new strategy will benefit the community and to the many citizens using this historic multimodal transportation hub in the long term,” the agency said in a statement.

The FRA’s initial plan called for 1,575 parking spaces, compared to the current 2,200. This would have been consistent with what is available at Philadelphia and Boston stations, according to project documents. However, New York’s Penn Station and many other stations in the United States and around the world do not have on-site parking.

City leaders said the multi-level replacement garage runs counter to the city’s efforts to reduce car travel. Among those who sent letters of opposition to the federal agency were Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Norton. The National Capital Planning Commission, which oversees project zoning and provides planning guidance for federal land and buildings in the Washington area, also asked the FRA to include a parking program that “significantly reduces parking “.

The revised concept is expected to reduce parking by nearly 50% of nearly 1,600 spaces, planning commission officials said.

Anita Cozart, acting director of the DC Office of Planning, recently welcomed the city’s response to feedback, saying the FRA, Amtrak and USRC had listened to the plans for review, particularly in regards to improving the parking, bus installation and vehicle access to the station.

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City Council Approves Plaza Building Parking Lot Consolidation | News

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News | Gaithersburg, MD

The Department of Public Works announces that routine maintenance work will be carried out at the Olde Towne parking garage at 112 Olde Towne Avenue. The work will consist of sealing the concrete deck and covering the lines of the parking spaces. Work is expected to begin in June and continue through September, weather permitting.

A limited number of parking spaces will be available for the duration of this project. Some aisles will be temporarily staggered and up to one entrance will be closed. Parking reserved for tenants will be moved to a designated area inside the garage. Due to the large area that will be covered and the nature of this ‘rolling site’, progress will be variable and subject to weather conditions. The City is unable to confirm the exact dates of the work carried out at each level of the garage.

No Parking signs will be posted at least 48 hours prior to construction activity. These signs will be marked with the dates and times of the parking restrictions. If you plan to be away from your home for any length of time during this time, please arrange to have your vehicles parked elsewhere.

A list of additional car parks in Olde Towne can be found here.

Work will take place on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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City Department wants to lease parking spots for Lucid Motors test cars – Pasadena Now

The Pasadena Department of Transportation is asking the city council for permission to execute a contract with Lucid Group USA, which manufactures the much-vaunted new electric vehicle Lucid Air, to lease nine reserved parking spaces in the school’s garage owned by the city to use as a location to park and charge the vehicles the company uses for test drives.

Published reports describe the Luicid Air as the automotive industry’s first serious challenger to Tesla’s dominance in the high-end luxury electric vehicle market.

Schoolhouse Garage was identified as the most feasible location due to its proximity to the planned Lucid Motors showroom on Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena and the amount of space available in the garage.

The contract will be for an initial term of five years at $24,784 per year, or $123,930 for five years. The annual amount will be recalculated at the start of each additional five-year period, the Department for Transportation said in a preliminary report.

The recommendation has been approved by the city council’s finance committee and will be taken up as an action item at Monday’s city council meeting.

In January, the city approved a Minor Use Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) allowing Lucid Motors to open a sales office in Old Pasadena. The new office would be located on the first floor of a three-story, 4,386 square foot commercial building previously occupied by a fast food restaurant at 32 West Colorado Blvd.

The MCUP is required for vehicle sales and rental service land uses in Old Pasadena and is intended to maintain and enhance the historic character of the area and support the long-term viability of the area as an attraction. regional retail and entertainment industry.

The city began negotiations with Lucid Motors in April to seek a suitable parking lot and electric vehicle charging garage.

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Redding Town Center Parking Officially Open | News

REDDING, Calif.- The Redding Town Center Parking Lot is now officially open after the Redding Chamber of Commerce hosted it with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new five-story structure has 400 parking spaces, double what the McConnell Foundation thought it could build.

It also has electric vehicle charging stations on several levels, access by stairs and elevator and solar panels on the top floor.








Action News Now has spoken to several companies who are delighted the structure is complete after 19 months of construction.

Jay Abraham owns Abe’s Mercerie downtown and hopes the new parking lot will make it easier for his customers to enjoy downtown.

“Overall, I think it’s a benefit for all small businesses,” Abraham said. “The city has invested a lot of money in the development of this downtown area, so we are delighted. He can’t do anything but help us.

In recognition of the community’s patience, parking is free until June 1st.

After the free parking period ends, people will have to pay $1 an hour, a rate the Redding Chamber of Commerce says is comparable to towns like Chico.

Redding Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jake Mangas told Action News Now that paid parking will help open up more spaces in the downtown core.

“One of the things we heard from downtown businesses, especially first-floor businesses, is that they were concerned about the lack of turnover because people could park for free anywhere in a downtown surface street and stay there all day,” Mangas said. . “So creating paid parking alternatives helps create that revenue and gets people around so they can get in and out of that business or restaurant.”

Construction around the parking lot is not yet complete, so people cannot walk from the parking lot to downtown at this time.

People will have to walk on a blocked off portion of California Street before reaching businesses at the Placer Street intersection.

The McConnel Foundation hopes to have a gateway open in the near future.

Some companies have told Action News Now they are not concerned about the current march.

Many business owners, like Amber Treat, owner of Shop Around the Corner Books, have said that parking is one of the biggest problems downtown and that this garage should be a big help.

“Construction is still ongoing, so access from the parking lot to Butte St. where I am is not direct,” Treat said. “I just can’t wait to get all the construction done so people can walk straight from the garage to my store.”

“Walking a few blocks to get where you need to go isn’t insurmountable,” Mangas said. “We know there are options for people to park closer to the businesses they want to go to, and paid parking helps facilitate that. We recognize that not everyone has the physical ability to walk a few blocks.

Action News Now asked Abraham if this new structure would make a difference to his business.

“We all hope so. I think so, absolutely. The more people we can bring into town and have an easier parking situation, which will definitely increase traffic,” Abraham said.

You can now enter the California Street parking lot near Yuba Street.

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TA opens new travel center with 103 truck parking spaces in Texas

TravelCenters of America Inc., national operator of the TA Travel Center Network, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express, has opened a new TA Express Travel Center in Fairfield, Texas located off Interstate 45, Exit 198.

WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America Inc., national operator of the TA Travel Center Network, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express, has opened a new TA Express Travel Center in Fairfield, Texas located at Interstate 45, Exit 198 .

The new TA Express is a franchise location and expands TA’s total national travel center network to 276 locations, including 45 franchise locations.

TA Express Fairfield offers refueling services, convenience items, dining options and other services for professional drivers and motorists, according to a press release.

“The new 17,000 square foot facility sits on a 19 acre property and provides a convenient stopover for those traveling between Dallas and Houston,” the press release reads.

Amenities include:

  • Quick-service restaurants, including Whataburger, Original Fried Pie Shop, and The Deli, with hot and cold options available
  • Shop with coffee, drinks, snacks and merchandise
  • 103 truck parking spaces
  • 74 parking spaces
  • Eight diesel fueling stations with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) on all lanes
  • 20 fueling stations
  • Nine showers
  • Driver lounge
  • laundry room

“As we continue to expand our footprint across the country, we are strategically opening travel centers in locations where our services are needed by both professional drivers and motorists,” said Jon Pertchik, managing director of TravelCenters of America.

“In partnership with our franchisee, we are proud to join the Fairfield community and look forward to serving travelers and residents along Interstate 45.

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Parma apartment tenants face gas cut after parking lot collapses

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) – Tenants of Regency apartments in Parma are frustrated that their building’s gas was shut off after a gas line was likely damaged when the parking lot collapsed.

“I believe they are working on it today, but there are no more cold showers and no kitchen,” tenant Nicholas Schultz said.

Schultz faced many problems related to the collapse of this parking lot. His car is now snagged by the bumpers where the structure fell.

“It’s kind of frustrating in that management didn’t do anything but, ‘hey, so you know we have an emergency stop,'” Schultz said.

In an email to tenants on Wednesday, management said the gas would be turned off for an emergency repair for the next 72 hours in the building next to the parking lot.

“We apologize for any inconvenience as we go through this difficult time and will update you once the gas is restored,” Regency Apartments management said.

Late Thursday evening, 19 News learned that the tenants had received an email stating that the emergency repair was almost complete and that gas would be restored.

Raina Hill, a tenant in a nearby building, was awakened by the sound of fire alarms when this happened. She said she was not surprised, but hopes management will take action to prevent something like this from happening again.

“I knew something was going to happen,” Hill said. “They don’t really care about anything that happens here.”

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California mom sentenced for pushing baby out of parking lot

LA HABRA, Calif. (KTLA) — A mother was sentenced to 25 years to life on Wednesday for pushing her 7-month-old son out of an Orange County hospital parking lot, killing him more ten years old.

Sonia Hermosillo, 42, told the judge she was sorry for killing Noe Medina Jr. in 2011 and tearfully asked to be reunited with her family, the Orange County Register reported.

“I’m asking for an opportunity to be with my daughters,” she said through a Spanish translator. “Please, your honor, I know what I did was wrong, but I regret doing it from the bottom of my heart.”

Hermosillo was found guilty by a jury last August of one count of first-degree murder and one count of assault on a child causing death. She had pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, triggering a separate trial to determine whether she was legally insane at the time of the incident.

A month later, the same jury that found Hermosillo guilty of first-degree murder also found her sane at the time of the murder.

OC Superior Court Judge Kimberly Menninger said Wednesday her only sentencing options were either probation or 25 years to life behind bars, adding that a probation sentence for killing a baby was not a good option, reported the OC Register.

“There is no winner here,” Menninger told Hermosillo’s family. “It just became a tragedy and I’m so sorry for what you went through.”

On August 22, 2011, Hermosillo drove her 7-month-old son, Noe, to Orange County Children’s Hospital in the city of Orange and parked her car in the fourth floor of her parking lot.

Baby Noe was born with congenital muscular torticollis and wore a medical helmet to correct his plagiocephaly. His condition required him to receive regular treatment at the hospital, but the infant did not have an appointment scheduled that day.

Hermosillo removed Noe’s helmet and pushed him out of the parking lot, the prosecutor’s office said. Prosecutors say she intended to murder him.

The mother then walked inside the hospital, validated her parking lot and left.

A witness who saw the baby fall through the air called 911 and police responded to the scene.

Noe was taken to the trauma center at UC Irvine Medical Center in critical condition and died two days later.

Shortly after Noe was kicked out of the parking lot, Hermosillo’s husband, Noe Medina, called law enforcement to report that his wife and son were missing.

Medina told police at the time that his wife had recently been hospitalized with depression and was not allowed to be alone with the baby. He said she took Noe while he watched the couple’s other two children at their home in La Habra. He hadn’t been immediately aware of what had happened, but when he realized they were gone he called the police to report them missing.

That night, an Orange police officer saw Hermosillo drive past Main Street Hospital and arrested her, officials said.

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I-26 ‘Luxury’ rest area with over 100 parking spaces opens May 6

FLETCHER – A “luxurious” rest area with more than 100 parking spaces is set to open on May 6, featuring high ceilings, wood finishes, energy-efficient plumbing, windows for natural light and open space for pets, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The rest area is off Interstate 26 East near the Buncombe-Henderson County line at Mile 41. A corresponding westbound rest area is scheduled to open in June, according to the release.

Archer/Wright Joint Venture crews and contractors built the rest areas for about $5 million each as part of the $271 million project to widen the freeway in Henderson County, according to the press release.

Construction of the rest area began in October 2019, said NCDOT spokesman David Uchiyama.

An old rest area was demolished to make way for the new one, he said.

“It is certainly the newest and has all the features to ensure that decades of drivers have a safe, welcoming and comfortable place to simply use the facilities or rest on a long road trip,” the statement read. . “On average, 64,000 people per day drove this stretch of I-26 in 2019.”

“NCDOT takes great pride in its rest areas, not just in the mountains, but across the state,” Division 13 highway environmental engineer Jeff Wait said in the statement. “Some of the best rest areas in the country are located here in western North Carolina. And depending on who you ask, that may be the best.

“I jokingly call it the Taj Mahal of rest stops, but I’m just joking,” Division 14 resident engineer Mike Patton said in the statement. “We hope drivers in our region and across the country will take a break from driving and enjoy this wonderful rest area.”

The Ministry of Transport indicates that the rest area has the following characteristics:

• 90 parking spaces for passenger cars

• 30 parking spaces for semi-trailers

• 4 parking spaces for disabled people

• Full ADA compliance

• High efficiency lighting

• Low flow water systems

• Family toilets with changing table

• Picnic area on the terrace

• a separate building for vending machines

• an area reserved for pets with fire hydrant

Ryan Oehrli is the breaking news and social justice reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times. Email [email protected] or call/text 252-944-6816 for guidance.

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Love’s opens Missouri truck stop with 120 truck parking spaces, reopens fire-damaged Indiana store

This week, Stops on the journey of love opened a new truck stop in Clinton County, Missouri, and announced the reopening of the store in Gary, Indiana, following a major fire.

Love’s opens truck stop in Cameron, Missouri

The new 12,000 square foot Love’s store is located at 1601 East Evergreen Street in Cameron, Missouri.

Amenities at the new truck stop include:

  • Arby’s (opening May 9)
  • 120 truck parking spaces
  • Eight diesel bays
  • Ten showers
  • laundry room
  • Cat scale
  • Speedco (opening May 23)
  • dog park

“Love’s is thrilled to open its 20th branch in Missouri and create 85 jobs in Clinton County,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Our Cameron location will provide plenty of fresh food and beverage options, clean bathrooms and more for customers ready to get back on the road quickly and safely.”

Gary, Indiana, Love’s reopens with limited services

On Thursday, May 5, Love’s announced that the Gary, Indiana store, damaged by a fire at an adjacent Denny’s restaurant in February, had reopened with limited services and amenities.

Love’s says diesel, DEF and limited snacks and beverages are now available at the Gary Store 24 hours a day. Drivers can also access temporary restrooms, parking, Wi-Fi and the Boss Shop. Gasoline is not currently available.

“Thank you for your patience and support as we rebuild this location. Our team members are ready to get professional drivers back on the road quickly and safely! Love is spoken.

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‘The Marquis’ secures agreement to bring 280 apartments and 305 parking spaces to Easton | Lehigh Valley Regional News

EASTON, Pa. — The Easton Planning Commission gave approval on Wednesday to the development plan for “The Marquis,” a planned seven-story mixed-use building at 27 S. Third St.

The structure will replace the current Pine Street Garage and occupy the block between Pine and Ferry Streets.

According to Robert DiLorenzo, senior project manager for the developer, City Center Investment Corporation, the project is on track to begin work next spring, with the first units going on sale by the end of 2024.

DiLorenzo said planning and approvals for the project are on track, but Downtown wants to wait until the new Fourth Street garage is finished later this year before closing the Pine Street garage to begin construction. works.

DiLorenzo revealed a new rendering of the project that adds design elements recommended by the city’s Historic District Commission. The new design divides the facade into sections, intended to evoke a row of townhouses rather than a continuous structure.

The facade at the corner of Third and Pine Streets in particular was designed to pay homage to the Drake Building, a seven-story building with a cast-iron facade that stood on this site until its demolition in 1972 at the far end. back of Easton. phase of “urban renewal”.

“One of the things that got us excited about working with HDC was exploring Easton’s story,” DiLorenzo said. He said the designers were happy “to try to give a little homage, a little nod, to the Drake building”.






The ground floor of the Marquis will include commercial space, while the overall development will have approximately 280 apartments and 305 parking spaces.




The ground floor of the Marquis will have commercial space, which DiLorenzo says would be perfect for something like a small cafe, a fitness room, and a retail store.

The first two levels behind the storefronts will be dedicated to parking. The plan calls for 305 spaces, many of which DiLorenzo said would likely be empty on weekdays and available for public parking.

The third floor will have two courtyards, one with a swimming pool and picnic area for residents and the other with a dog park. The roof of the building will include a residents’ deck and a 20,000 square foot green roof, which will aid in the structure’s stormwater management plan.

The overall development will have between 270 and 280 apartments, depending on the eventual mix between one- and two-bedroom units, DiLorenzo said, and rents will likely start around $1,300 per month.

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What caused the collapse of a parking lot in Parma?

PARMA, Ohio (WJW) — What caused a section of a parking lot to collapse in an underground garage at a Parma apartment complex late Tuesday night?

A team of investigators from the city of Parma is now trying to answer this troubling question. It happened at 11:45 p.m. at the Regency Apartments in the 5800 block of Laurent Drive.

Nicholas Schultz lives in the complex and says he heard a crumbling noise in the parking lot and decided to get out and investigate. He saw that a car had just stopped and parked next to his car, but he couldn’t believe what he saw next.

“Within about a minute I saw the garage collapse and both vehicles were then hung from the parking lot,” he said.

Shultz told FOX 8 that the only thing preventing his car and the other vehicle from falling into the underground garage below was the fact that the front and rear bumpers rested on the garage’s steel ceiling beams.

Luckily no one was in danger when the parking lot collapsed and no one was hurt.

“That was my first thought was to make sure no one was down, I was listening for the screams or something, I was making sure people who had just gotten out of their vehicles were okay too,” Schultz said.

The Parma Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the failure of the supports holding the parking lot together, which looks suspiciously like the parking lot collapse at the Marine Towers West apartment complex in Lakewood in December 2021.

Picture WJW

“Each part of the parking structure has a cement deck between it and then it’s held up by metal beams, there was a failure in there. It could be a force of the weight of the vehicles themselves, the weight of the bridge itself, and then the age that always plays a role in everything,” Parma Fire Department spokesman TJ Martin said.

Firefighters say the parking lot foundation and building foundation are separate and they maintain the apartment complex itself is structurally sound. What is interesting about the parking terrace above the underground car park is that at some point the operators of the complex decided to permanently close a large part of the terrace.

“The engineering models at the time these buildings were constructed were not as polished as they are now, and I believe at some point they determined that it would not support the weight what it was designed for, and on an abundance of attention, the management company said ‘we’re not going to park there anymore,’” Martin said.

Residents say there have been a number of issues with parking over the years and they have made formal complaints to the management company that owns the resort.

A tenant, who asked not to be identified, told FOX 8, “There’s been water running through that ceiling for a while now, and there’s also cracks all over the floor, on the walls, and a part of the ground is raised.”

The resident says the parking lot collapse was an imminent accident.

“I mean you can’t walk into the garage without knowing something is wrong, you see puddles on the floor caused by water running off, like I said, you see this building, on the ceiling, people’s cars are covered in limestone deposits because of this, there’s no way they don’t know about it,” he said.

Investigators are checking the building’s inspection history, operated by the owner’s Bedford Heights-based management company. The company did not respond to our request for an interview or statement.

“It’s something you never thought would happen, so they don’t get inspected on a regular basis, the management companies themselves do it. And with the failure of a component, it’s not necessarily something which is going to be noticed at some point,” said TJ Martin.

Authorities are now making arrangements to remove the two cars which are hanging by their bumpers over the large hole in the parking lot, so they can do a more thorough assessment of the damage and identify the exact cause of the collapse .

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Find and Book Parking Spaces Market Size 2022 Demand, Global Trend, News, Business Growth – Instant Interview

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Chick-Fil-A wants to add a 3rd lane and remove 15 parking spaces to solve traffic problems | Local News

The owners of the beleaguered Chick-fil-A restaurant on State Street want to eliminate 15 parking spaces, add a third lane of traffic, build a metal awning and cut down five trees at its popular downtown location.

This proposal was its response to ongoing traffic congestion issues that threatened the company’s ability to have drive-thru at the restaurant at 3707 State St.

Chick-fil-A, and its Santa Ana architecture firm CHROappeared before the Santa Barbara Architectural Review Board on Monday night — and faced strong opposition to his proposal.

“It seems like what’s happening here is we’re bringing a lot of cars to the site, more cars to the site, and making that allowed, but we’re not opening it up to let them out of the site,” said the board. member Leon Olson. “I think it creates a kind of congestion that, I don’t know, plays by all the rules.”

The ABR voted 5-0 on Tuesday to proceed with the project indefinitely, telling Chick-fil-A it didn’t like the canopy, or the removal of the landscaping to accommodate a third lane of cars. The hearing was a concept review, so the restaurant can revise the plan and come back to the board.

Traffic was not under the jurisdiction of ABR, which is responsible for an aesthetic review of the proposal. The project must also be submitted to the planning commission and the city council for review of the functionality and circulation of the proposal.

Chick-fil-A is popular with customers, but has clashed with some locals in the San Roque area.

The restaurant can get so busy that sometimes motorists back onto State Street, creating problems for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and people trying to get out of nearby Rusty’s.

Chick-fil-A has until June 7 to remedy the issue, or the city’s legal team will prepare submissions for the city council to declare the restaurant a “public nuisance,” which could mean loss of service to the flying.

Chick-fil-A, known for its thick, meaty chicken breasts and waffle fries, is a popular destination for locals, sometimes attracting up to 2,500 people a day. The restaurant replaced Burger King, which was not as popular and did not experience the same congestion problems.

Decades ago, Santa Barbara banned all new drive-thru restaurants, so Chick-Fil-A runs the risk of losing drive-thru if he can’t work out a solution with the city.

However, the restaurant may have created a new problem while trying to solve its traffic congestion problem.

Under the proposed plan, Chick-fil-A would create a third lane, including two used by motorists to order food. The third lane would allow cars to enter the site and park, rather than backing into the street.

“It will help with backing to the street,” said Carlos De la Vega, architect at CRHO.

The restaurant would widen the entrance to the site, eliminating some landscaping at the front. The driveway entrance is 32 feet and should be extended to 42 feet. This would also involve moving the disabled parking spaces to the other side of the restaurant.

To add the third lane, Chick-fil-A would need to reduce the number of parking spaces from 45 to 30 and remove five trees. Part of the remaining parking lot would become parallel instead of sloped.

Board members told Chick-fil-A that he should find a way to add a “finger planter, and maybe more trees, to provide more vegetation to the site. Council members were also unhappy with the look, color and design of the metal canopy over the drive-thru lane.

“In terms of the aesthetics and the structure itself that you’ve come up with, I don’t know if I would be in favor of its design,” said board member Steve Nuhn. “Just this big metal canopy. It has nothing to do with the building. I think it needs to be reworked.”

Council chairman Kevin Moore said more landscaping was needed.

“I encourage you to look carefully at the layout and see where you might find planting areas,” Moore said.

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City OKs 7 story downtown apartment complex, parking garage

For seven years, the City of Lakeland has been looking for a builder to purchase the city-owned 1.5-acre parking lot on Oak Street downtown and replace it with a multi-use development. And now he has a deal with a company that wants to build a seven-story apartment complex with a 424-space parking lot.

The Lakeland City Commission on Monday approved a 21-page development agreement with Tampa-based ONICX Group to build at least 200 apartments, 2,000 square feet of street-level retail and multi-story parking. The vote was 6 to 1, with Commissioner Bill Read voting against.

But after months of negotiations, time is running out. The whole deal could fall apart if, or when, the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and puts funding for the $53.6 million project out of Onicx’s reach.

As part of the pact, Onicx will buy the property for $1.836 million and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (ARC) will contribute up to $1.1 million towards the construction of the multi-storey parking lot.

The agreement includes several stipulations that allow the developer and the city to withdraw at different times from the project.

Onicx has a 90-day “inspection period” to determine the “suitability of the property for its project”.

If the company determines that the project is not feasible as planned, it may “terminate the agreement for any reason before the expiration of the inspection period and receive a refund of its $25,000 deposit. “, states the agreement. Onicx may request two 30-day extensions to the inspection period.

Under the pact, Onicx must complete the purchase of the property within one year of signing the agreement. He can request 30-day extensions, but they will cost the company $10,000 each.

Site plan for floors 5 to 7; see the plans of the other floors here or in the document at the end of this article.

Other stipulations include a $736,000 cap on the amount the city will waive fees related to site plan reviews, building permits, inspections, impact fees and offsite utility improvements.

“If these costs are expected to exceed this amount, Onicx will notify the City of the additional costs and the City will notify Onicx whether or not it agrees to pay, waive, or otherwise satisfy the additional costs,” the agreement reads. “If the city chooses not to bear the additional costs, Onicx may choose to pay the additional costs and move forward with the project or terminate the agreement.”

There is also a 36 month time frame to complete the project once it has started.

The terms are tied to lengthy negotiations with Onicx since winning the bid in September with a proposed $40 million, 153-unit apartment complex that has been drastically altered since October at the behest of the commission. , adding expense and complication.

“We and everyone involved in the process need to get it started,” Onicx Group Vice Chairman Arjun Choudhary told the commissioners. “Interest rates are rising” and the company is scrambling to secure financing before that happens.

The project has “already done the rounds”, he said. Onicx expects to have “answers” regarding funding within 30-45 days.

Choudhary said the Oak Street project is a pivotal project for Onicx, “the first of three that I’m trying to do” which will be introduced in the next six months and which will “catalyze” the downtown real estate market “for the success in the future; these will be the first projects of their kind” in Lakeland.

But first, the Oak Street project must get underway, agreed Choudhary, commissioners and planners.

On April 8, the Lakeland CRA Advisory Board unanimously approved Onicx Group’s proposed 40-page development plan for Oak Street for the block-sized lot on the north side of Oak Street. , between North Kentucky and North Tennessee avenues.

City Attorney Parker Davis told the commission that the plan calls for Onicx to build the seven-story apartment building and integrated parking lot, that the ARC will help build $1.1 million. dollars.

Onyx originally submitted a proposal for a six-story, 153-unit apartment building on the site. The original pact called for 10% of housing units to be set aside for affordable housing for households earning 80% or less of Polk County’s average median income (AMI) of $47,000.

With 153 apartments, that affordable housing “unit count” was 15. Under the proposed new agreement, the number of affordable housing units will remain at 15, with Onicx committing to build “at least” 200 units.

“We understand that affordable housing is a huge need for the community,” said Alis Drumgo, Lakeland CRA’s deputy director and deputy director of community development, noting that ideally the city is aiming for 20% affordable housing in new developments. , but, in this case, the commission’s request to add more units and build a parking lot changed the scenario for Onicx.

Because of this, he said, project costs have gone from an initial estimate of $36 million to now over $50 million.

“What we didn’t want to do was penalize the developer for responding to the commission’s request,” Drumgo said, so the affordable housing requirement would remain at 15 units.

Even then, “roughly calculating, (Onicx) ‘leaves about $2 million on the table’ over the 15 years, all 15 units should qualify as affordable housing.”

The proposed deal includes 10 years of tax increment financing (TIF) that reduces 80% of property taxes in the first five years, a 60% abatement of property taxes for years six through 10 and waives up to to $736,000 in impact fee permit credits.

The ARC has been planning to develop the Oak Street plot since 2015. In 2018, a private developer expressed interest in developing the site as a “dense urban multi-family residential project with the potential to incorporate some mixed-use elements” .

ARC began soliciting submissions in March 2019 for the project. A selection committee chose the plan from Tampa-based Catalyst Asset Management Inc. over the one submitted by Lakeland’s Broadway Real Estate Services.

Catalyst’s 2019 proposal called for a six-story structure with 173 apartments, 38 of which would be reserved for affordable housing. Their proposal also included 10,000 square feet for retail and a four-story parking garage. But after a year of negotiations, Catalyst pulled out of the project in September 2020, citing COVID impacts and “investor apprehension.”

ARC solicited a new round of bids in July 2021. The selection committee unanimously chose the plan submitted by Onicx Group. At its October 18 meeting, the city commission agreed and agreed to begin negotiations with a deadline to seal the deal within six months — no later than April.

An October development document submitted by Onicx lists potential monthly rents for apartments at market price at $1,196 for a studio, $1,350 for a T1, $1,932 for a T2 and $2,100 for a T2. .

Comparing rates to downtown competitors Mirrorton, eBay and The Gardens, the document notes: “Given the superior location and design type of 200 Oak Street compared to current market offerings, we have chose to set rents slightly higher than those of the competition.

Onicx Group has completed over $500 million in real estate projects over the past five years, with over 900 multi-family units in mixed-use projects currently under development. Projects in the area include the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Winter Haven.

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Old Town Automated Parking Returns to City Review | ALXnow

Parking garage for 116 South Henry Street, image via City of Alexandria

Two years after plans for converting 116 South Henry Street into an automated parking garage were first submitted for city review, the garage is resubmitted to the Board of Architectural Review on Thursday, May 5 with some changes in mind.

The plan remains to build a 50ft garage just off King Street, but the entrance is undergoing some sort of overhaul after earlier designs were deemed too ‘monolithic’ in previous hearings.

“The lower levels of the garage will be clad in black brick and the upper levels will be clad in EIFS/Dryvit synthetic stucco,” the staff report states. “Entrances on the first level will consist of two rolling garage doors, an aluminum and glass storefront door system and two pedestrian doors. Large backlit letters spelling “PARKING” will be on the west end of the north elevation, above the entrances. »

The report contains some potential changes to the visuals of the building facade as well as options for different lighting, although to the untrained eye they all look roughly the same.

Construction was approved in April for all three buildings on the site. The parking structure will adjoin a four-story residential building and a four-story mixed-use building.

Staff recommend approval of the parking garage design, with a preference expressed for the fourth option.

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The importance of accessibility for parking lots



Trying to find accessible parking for someone with physical limitations is more common than you might think. According to BraunAbility, 74% of people have witnessed misuse of an accessible parking area. The same time, 2 out of 3 individuals will avoid visiting a place if they do not know if it is accessible. More facilities across North America need to invest in parking systems to accommodate diverse drivers while combating the misuse of accessible parking spaces for those who need it most.

The importance of being able to park

Under the Motor Vehicle Act,accessible parkingrefers to people with reduced mobility due to a permanent or temporary impairment that affects or challenges their ability to walk. people with reduced mobility and health issues must have free and safe access to buildings and institutions without fear of non-accessible persons parking spaces. These designated locations provide additional space for people to get in and out of their vehicle quickly and safely, with room for mobility aids including crutches, wheelchairs, canes and more. equipment.

Accessible parking rules and requirements

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are key requirements that public and commercial establishments must meet in order to ensure accessibility and functionality for all. For example, there should be a minimum number number of accessible parking spaces required based on the size of a given lot. For example, 1 in 6 accessible parking spaces must be accessible to vans. Businesses are required to have readily available and accessible parking for drivers. It is essential that lots maintain, maintain and repair any infrastructure that may cause harm to the individual or their vehicle. Signage must also be visible to all drivers and enforcement officers.

Improve accessibility with smart parking technology

It is essential for parking operators implement systems that mitigate the misuse of accessible parking spaces. For example, enforcement officers should closely monitor unlicensed drivers, expired licenses, and those who illegally use another person’s license, as this may lead to instances where those with legal licenses are robbed of parking access accessible. Leaders must do more to meet the needs of people with disabilities and ensure their voices are heard.

Smart parking technology is a great tool to solve this problem and improve accessibility in any car park. With the implementation of smart parking software, parking lots and law enforcement officials can regularly monitor drivers and review key data to gain visibility into any ongoing violations and maintain compliance. . At the same time, it is an essential step that organizations can take to show solidarity with people with disabilities and let them know that their needs are valid and taken into consideration.

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Pascagoula wants a new purpose for the little-used parking lot | Mississippi News

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (AP) — A downtown parking lot on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has barely been used since a city spent federal money to build it after Hurricane Katrina, and local officials say it has become a graffiti-covered eyesore.

Pascagoula executives are looking for ways to give the City Dock Parking Garage a new purpose, possibly adding office or retail space on the upper floors, the Mississippi Press reported. The original light fixtures and security cameras were destroyed a long time ago.

“Isn’t that terrible? said Mayor Jay Willis. “It’s just ridiculous. Because there hasn’t been much traffic there over the years since it was built, it’s become a favorite spot for people looking to do bad things and not be seen.

As billions of federal dollars poured into Mississippi after Katrina in 2005, Pascagoula used some of his money to build the parking lot in anticipation of future downtown development. The garage is near the Pascagoula River.

“You know the old phrase ‘Build it and they will come?’ Well, they didn’t come,” Willis said. “It has stood totally empty and unused since it was built.”

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Willis and the Pascagoula City Council hope to turn the structure into something useful. The city contracted with a planning and design firm to determine the options.

“I really believe this is going to turn into something that will be very nice for the town of Pascagoula,” Willis said.

The city replaced the garage light fixtures and installed a new surveillance camera system linked to the Pascagoula Police Department. The garage sits directly behind nine new high-end townhouses being built along the river, with 11 additional townhouses under construction.

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Pascagoula wants a new destination for a little-used parking lot

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (AP) — A downtown parking lot on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has barely been used since a city spent federal money to build it after Hurricane Katrina, and local officials say it has become a graffiti-covered eyesore.

Pascagoula executives are looking for ways to give the City Dock Parking Garage a new purpose, possibly adding office or retail space on the upper floors, according to the Mississippi Press. reported. The original light fixtures and security cameras were destroyed a long time ago.

“Isn’t that terrible? said Mayor Jay Willis. “It’s just ridiculous. Because there hasn’t been much traffic there over the years since it was built, it’s become a favorite spot for people looking to do bad things and not be seen.

As billions of federal dollars poured into Mississippi after Katrina in 2005, Pascagoula used some of his money to build the parking lot in anticipation of future downtown development. The garage is near the Pascagoula River.

“You know the old phrase ‘Build it and they will come?’ Well, they didn’t come,” Willis said. “It has stood totally empty and unused since it was built.”

Willis and the Pascagoula City Council hope to turn the structure into something useful. The city contracted with a planning and design firm to determine the options.

“I really believe this is going to turn into something that will be very nice for the town of Pascagoula,” Willis said.

The city replaced the garage light fixtures and installed a new surveillance camera system linked to the Pascagoula Police Department. The garage sits directly behind nine new high-end townhouses being built along the river, with 11 additional townhouses under construction.

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Eid shoppers irritated by lack of parking spaces

Rawalpindi: Lack of parking spaces has become a nuisance for visitors rushing to markets and bazaars to finish their shopping before Eidul Fitr.

Although visitors also shop during the day, the majority of them start arriving at the markets after Iftar time. They face extreme levels of distress when they cannot find a place to park their vehicles in the markets.

Abdul Sattar, a visitor to the Kashmir bazaar, said: “I parked my vehicle about a kilometer from this bazaar because I couldn’t find any parking space near this site. I do my shopping but also worry about the safety of my vehicle.

The majority of shoppers are now seen parking their vehicles on major roads in front of malls, leading to massive traffic jams, especially in the evening. Parking cars on the side of the road reduces space for vehicular traffic and creates traffic hassles and mental agony for Eid shoppers.

Asim Chaudhry, a visitor, said: ‘The plan for shopping malls and plazas that do not have proper parking facilities should not be adopted and those that already exist should be closed unless such facilities are provided. for people’s convenience.”

He said: “With no proper parking facilities, visitors park their vehicles on the roads. Then the traffic police lift those vehicles and the owners have to pay a fine to get their vehicles back.

A group of people set up an unauthorized parking spot in part of a public park in Commercial Market (Satellite Town).

Ashraf Ali, a visitor, said, “I found a parking spot at the public market park site. The person charged me Rs50 but they didn’t give me a receipt.

He said, “When I asked them if they had gotten permission from the local government for this work, they said permission would be given in the next few days.”

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Buchanan Parking Garage reopens in time for International Festival, first phase complete | festivals

The Buchanan parking lot in downtown Lafayette will reopen in time for the Festival International de Louisiane crowds, according to a statement from the Lafayette Consolidated Government.

“The first phase of construction to repair the deteriorated steel columns and beams has been completed. The second phase to repair the elevators and stairwells is expected to begin in approximately three months,” the statement said. “Elevators will not operate until phase two is complete. Staff will use a golf cart to transport those unable to descend garage levels.”

Festival parking is $5. After the festival ends, the parking fee is $1 per hour, the statement said.

The six-story structure built in 1981 was abruptly closed in October 2018 after it was deemed unsafe, exacerbating parking issues for patrons of the nearby Lafayette Parish courthouse as many street parking spaces near the courthouse were then reserved for courthouse employees who used The Garage.

Corrosion damaged more than half of the steel beams and columns that support the floors of the 344-vehicle parking garage.

Mayor-President Josh Guillory signed an emergency declaration in March 2020 after an engineer’s report found advanced to severe corrosion in the latches that connect some of the 200 panels to the garage itself. The panels were removed to lighten the load on the structure.

Phase 1 of the garage repairs, involving structural repairs to the car park, as well as sandblasting and painting the exterior of the structure and installing an impact-resistant cable system, was due to be completed in January for a cost of $1.6 million.

Phase 2 is expected to include the repair or replacement of elevators, as well as repairs to stairwells and the electrical system, at an estimated cost of $1.6 million. The second phase may also include interior painting for an estimated cost of $500,000 to $800,000.

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Omaha plans to buy and manage Mutual of Omaha parking lots

Under the redevelopment agreement passed before the Omaha City Council, the City of Omaha would purchase the existing parking structures on the downtown campus of Mutual of Omaha and the new parking lot to be built on the site of the new head office in downtown Mutual. Mayor Jean Stothert’s office outlined the key points of the proposed deal in a press release Friday morning. Construction is expected to begin later this year on the current site of the W. Dale Clark Library at 14th and Douglas. The city plans to move the current downtown library to a building at 14th and Jones, and use an existing building at 84th and Frederick for administrative services. Under the proposed redevelopment agreement, the city would transfer the W. Dale Clark Library site to Lanoha Real Estate this year. Lanoha is the developer of the $433 million Mutual of Omaha project. The city plan would sell the block east of the current library to Mutual. The area will continue to be used as a staging area during the demolition of the library and construction of the new Mutual Tower, which is expected to be completed in 2026. The plan also calls for the city to own and operate the 2,200-space parking garage. in the new facility and to purchase the existing parking garages on Mutual’s downtown campus. The city is committed to facilitating the reuse of other Mutual of Omaha buildings. In addition, the city will assume responsibility for the upkeep of Turner Park, which is adjacent to Mutual of Omaha’s Midtown Crossing development. The insurance giant will rent spaces in the city’s new downtown parking lot during business hours. must take place before the municipal council of May 10. Previous cover:

Under the redevelopment agreement passed before the Omaha City Council, the City of Omaha would purchase the existing parking structures on the downtown campus of Mutual of Omaha and the new parking lot to be built on the site of the new head office in downtown Mutual.

Mayor Jean Stothert’s office outlined the key points of the proposed deal in a press release Friday morning.

Construction is expected to begin later this year on the current site of the W. Dale Clark Library at 14th & Douglas. The city plans to move the current downtown library to a building at 14th and Jones, and use an existing building at 84th and Frederick for administrative services.

Under the proposed redevelopment agreement, the city would transfer the W. Dale Clark Library site to Lanoha Real Estate this year. Lanoha is the developer of the $433 million Mutual of Omaha project.

The city plan would sell the block east of the current library to Mutual. The area will continue to be used as a staging area during the demolition of the library and construction of the new Mutual Tower, which is expected to be completed in 2026.

The plan also calls for the city to own and operate the 2,200-space parking garage at the new facility and purchase the existing parking garages on Mutual’s downtown campus. The city is committed to facilitating the reuse of other Mutual of Omaha buildings.

Additionally, the city will assume responsibility for the upkeep of Turner Park, which is adjacent to Mutual of Omaha’s Midtown Crossing development.

The insurance giant will rent spaces in the city’s new downtown parking lot during business hours.

A public hearing on the redevelopment plan is due to take place before the city council on May 10.

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Dine in parking spots on B’way might be here to stay

The proposal to continue seasonal outdoor dining in public parking lots along Broadway received support from elected officials and nearby businesses after being heard at a city council workshop on April 20.

“Broadway is an area where everything is so tight and none of these restaurants that I know of have the ability to expand outside without it,” said former Newport Mayor Richard Sardella, who owns and operates Sardella’s, a restaurant on Memorial Boulevard. “The first two years of the pandemic were very successful for these restaurants. They were able to survive thanks to that.

“If it’s cleaned up and looks good, it’ll be better than looking at a bunch of cars,” said Greg Verdon, owner of High Hope on Broadway.

“I think, in part, you’ve shown that you can be successful,” Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano told Broadway restaurateurs during the workshop. “That’s why we came to you and asked you to make a proposal.”

According to the city, there are 120 public parking spaces on Broadway. About 30 are currently used by outdoor dining areas.

Proposal

Seven restaurants on Broadway are permitted outside the food zones in public parking lots: Pour Judgement, Tavern on Broadway, Boru Noodle Bar, Scratch Kitchen & Catering, Humming Bird Newport, Corner Café and Malt.

In an April 18 letter to city council, restaurant owners proposed the continued use of outdoor dining parking spaces each year from May 1 to October 31. The existing jersey barriers provided by the city would be returned and replaced with the restaurants. , at their expense. The owners would instead establish a unified aesthetic to alleviate concerns about the current appearance of much of the outdoor seating and enhance the culture of the local neighborhood. The vision includes “tasteful” windbreaks, landscaping, and matching styling between each configuration.

“Originally we all did it on a small budget and we didn’t invest a lot of time or money in the process, but the new proposal will be something that we all work together and in which we we are all ready to invest. our businesses,” said Chelynn Sheehan, co-owner of Malt.

In their letter to city council, the restaurateurs said they were unaware of the longevity of the barriers the city put in place at the start of the pandemic, and were therefore “hesitant to invest significant sums in their appearance.”

Restaurants would also foot the bill to remove and store the new barriers to free up parking spaces from November through April.

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“Is there a way to protect some of these places? asked Root on Broadway owner Paul Webber. “A protected spot with a 10 minute parking sign in front of my business so my Doordash guy can get in and out [would be beneficial].”

Webber said the city shouldn’t forget “the little guy” when deciding broader policies for the street. While he was generally in favor of continuing outdoor dining, Root has plenty of takeout customers, he said.

“A big part of our business is pick up and we have customers who say they would like to come more, but they can’t find a parking space,” he said.

Other nearby businesses have requested spaces at similar times in front of their businesses to accommodate traveling customers.

“The real controversy is how this fair is doing for all businesses,” said Verdon, who called himself neutral on the overall issue and in favor of the seasonal component. “It definitely affects us. There is already a shortage of parking spaces here. The thing is, if that happens, restaurants will get extra free meals and who knows how much extra revenue for next to nothing.

Councilor Charlie Holder asked if there was anyone present who objected to continuing to eat out and was met with silence. However, the workshop was only scheduled a week before, on April 13th. The problem has been widespread in Newport since indoor dining restrictions began to ease last year.

Jim Quinn, co-owner of Hungry Monkey on Broadway, urged the council to continue supporting patios and tables on public sidewalks across the city as it decides the fate of outdoor dining in public parking lots along Broadway .

The financial aspect

Broadway offers two-hour unmetered parking, and restaurants pay the city food and beverage taxes annually. The city will see additional tax revenue if the businesses are successful. Now, the council and city will work to determine a fee for seasonal use of public parking by restaurants on Broadway.

The Newport Ordinance Code establishes an approval process, regulations, and an annual fee of $300 to be paid to the city for “sidewalk cafes.” Twenty-seven licenses have been approved this year and there is no limit to the number of licenses granted by the city. Finally, a restaurant with two or three tables outside pays the same $300 annually as a restaurant with five or 10 tables on the sidewalk. Additionally, the cost of retail space in Newport ranges widely, from $14 to $25 per square foot, with property on Washington Square as high as $46 per square foot.

“If the city is going to allow them to continue, [the restaurants] should pay for that space,” said Verdon, who said the fee money could be put to good use in other Newport neighborhoods.

The city is considering a facility for Broadway similar to the annual fee paid for sidewalk cafes, City Manager Joseph Nicholson Jr. said. The licenses would be renewed annually and could be revoked. During the workshop, Napolitano and councilor Kate Leonard inquired about a fee structure if restaurants are allowed to continue using the spaces. Nicholson said that while he hasn’t had those discussions yet, he’s been toying with some numbers.

And after?

All board members expressed support for the idea, with some citing a need for balance and certain conditions to be met, such as a uniform design. Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie asked the restaurateurs if they could come up with a more detailed design by the May 25 council meeting. The board would likely vote on the details of any plan at an upcoming meeting.

Councilwoman Angela McCalla supported the idea, but said any plan must incorporate pedestrians, cyclists and be ADA compliant.

Meanwhile, as the issue is resolved, the city likely won’t enforce local laws prohibiting restaurant use of public parking spaces this year, Nicholson said. Any ordinance drafted and approved by the board would go into effect in May 2023.

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Part of the parking lot at Trumbull Shopping Center is still closed

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One of the raised parking lots at the Westfield Trumbull Mall, closed to traffic after a hole was discovered over the weekend, in Trumbull, Connecticut on February 14, 2022.

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TRUMBULL – Two and a half months after a piece of concrete fell on the lower level of a Westfield Trumbull shopping center car park, part of the structure is still closed and being assessed.

The incident, which happened on February 13, tore a hole in the upper deck of the garage and caused the closure of part of the structure, which is near the Target store in the mall. It remained closed, and a mall spokesperson said in a written statement that it was unclear when the issue would be resolved and the full structure reopened.

“The Westfield team is working with its engineers to develop the scope of work for the repairs, but this process will take some time to tender the work and complete the repairs,” the statement said.

In the meantime, Trumbull building manager Robert Dunn said the city is working with mall management to make sure it’s safe to park on the lower deck.


“We have received preliminary reports from two structural engineers indicating where cars can be safely parked,” Dunn said in an email. “They put reinforcements under the section of the bridge that had a piece that fell off.”

However, that area of ​​the bridge is still closed, he said. Dunn said core samples were taken from various locations on the bridge for analysis by forensic engineers. He said an analysis of the results should be available soon.

When the parking lot was first damaged, mall security quickly began asking people parked in the affected area to move their cars. Mall officials said no vehicles were damaged in the incident and no one was injured.

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Mixed-use parking garage gets approval in Ferndale

Ferndale City Council approved special land use and site plan applications for a mixed-use parking structure at 180 Vester Street at its April 11 meeting. Shown here is a rendering by Serra-Marko & Associates of what the building might look like.

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FERNDALE — A mixed-use parking structure in downtown Ferndale has received City Council approval.

At its April 11 meeting, Ferndale City Council voted 4-0 to approve special land use and site plan applications for a 5-story parking structure at 180 Vester St. The property is owned at the Ferndale Collision auto shop.

The mixed-use building is proposed to contain 169 spaces over an area of ​​18,572 square feet. The first floor would not have parking, but would house shops. The project is connected to a mixed-use development at 141 Vester St. which was approved by council earlier this year.

A condition of this approval was that the developer agree to delay construction for 14 months from the date of approval to create an opportunity for the 180 Vester car park to be built first. The 141 Vester project will include 72 units with a focus on affordable housing.

“The rendering is basically the facade, a facade that’s broken in such a way that…it’s not immediately apparent as a parking structure,” said Peter D’Aleo, architect at Serra-Marko & Associates, during Of the reunion. “It attempts to be more compatible with adjacent buildings and contextually with the streetscape.”

Council approval, City Manager Joe Gacioch said, allows the developers, Zoma Investments, to move forward to explore their financing options.

Mayor Melanie Piana added that the banks need a good design project in order to estimate what the financing needs of the project would be to see if it can actually be built.

“Our business community and the residents of our meeting at 141 Vester wanted a guarantee that it was going to be built, and we said there was no guarantee of development,” she said, ” But this is just one step in the process of moving this project forward at a faster pace to see if it can meet parking demands, as well as the needs and demands that the business community and residents have set themselves a priority.

Councilman Greg Pawlica thought the project was excellent and made good use of the property. He also said the structure would allow Ferndale more flexibility with potential parking in land behind the Como restaurant, as well as any other development that might want to explore the east side of town.

“This addresses the need for additional parking on the east side, which (we will) lose a significant amount of parking to Project 141 (Vester),” he said.

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California Street Parking Garage opens to the public – anewscafe.com

After a nineteen month period of demolition and construction, the long-awaited opening of the California Street Parking Garage has arrived. The six-story garage, part of the Block 7 project in downtown Redding, features 400 parking spaces, electric vehicle chargers, an elevator, solar shade structures and spectacular skyline views of Redding. The garage is owned by a partnership between the McConnell Foundation and K2 Development Companies.

To commemorate the opening of this important community asset, all partners involved in financing, designing and building the project will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the top floor of the garage on Friday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and park in the structure for the first time.

Shannon Phillips, chief operating officer of the McConnell Foundation, said We are thrilled the wait is over and anticipate the opening of the beautiful new garage will be well received by those who live, work and play downtown.

The garage was built by Modern Building, Inc. with a significant portion of the work done by Conco Commercial Concrete Contractors. The garage was designed by Arkansas-based Modus Studios and Bay Area-based DMARC Studio. The garage’s metal cladding consists of artistically placed Corten steel panels that are designed to oxidize over time to develop a unique patina that matches the warm reddish hue of Redding’s natural floors.

Prior to the May 6 opening date, the parking garage will be soft openingto the public on Thursday, April 28. There will be no parking fees until June 1 in recognition of the communitys patience when constructing the parking structure. Further announcements on parking rates, monthly passes and other parking amenities will be released around June 1.

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Grand Rapids Downtown Library’s parking garage and mixed-use concept spark questions at city commission meeting

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A concept to build a 500-space maximum parking lot with mixed-use space, potentially housing apartments, businesses or community spaces, was rejected by Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday.

Mobile GR, the city’s parking services department, has been considering for years the idea of ​​building a parking lot, with commercial or residential space, on what is now a 110-space surface parking lot, 111 Library St. NE .

After hearing the outcome of the community feedback the city gathered on the concept, several commission members wondered if an additional parking garage was needed. Instead, they suggested that residential housing, with enough parking to service the library and surrounding venues, should be the main focus of the site.

“In Grand Rapids, we need housing like hogs need slop,” City Commissioner Joe Jones said Tuesday, April 26. “Any opportunity to get housing is a good thing.”

Josh Naramore, director of Mobile GR, said building a parking garage on the site would allow the city to provide parking for city employees who currently park in more demand lots downtown.

The idea is to “free up more parking spaces in the heart of downtown, especially in the Heartside neighborhood where we have a lot of businesses that want to expand,” he said.

Naramore cited the Weston-Commerce ramp as an example of a parking garage that is “extremely oversubscribed.”

Commissioner Jon O’Connor expressed his opposition to the proposed parking garage.

He asked why the city would consider building the facility when a large parking lot used by the city, located at 36 McConnell St. SW, has a 60% utilization rate.

“If it’s something that’s 60%, why don’t we put cars out there at $0 cost,” he asked.

During his presentation to the commission, Naramore highlighted feedback the city has gathered from residents and community members on the parking garage concept.

Feedback was collected from neighborhood residents, as well as nearby institutions such as the Library, Grand Rapids Community College, Civic Theater, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and others. Developer feedback was also collected.

As well as a parking garage, ideas for what to include in the development ranged from affordable housing, retail space for a cafe and outdoor recreation space, among others. , Naramore said.

The parking garage could consist of one development space on the first floor, followed by multiple parking floors, with additional development space above the garage.

He said the library’s biggest concern was making sure there was enough parking space for the library and its patrons.

“They’re very strong on what we’ve heard all along, which is that the new structure shouldn’t overshadow the existing historic structure,” Naramore said, referring to the library, which opened in 1904.

He said feedback from the development community highlighted that financial incentives will likely be needed to make the project a reality given rising construction costs.

Commissioner Senita Lenear said she would like the concept to focus primarily on housing.

“Housing is an important need,” she said. “For years, we have had people ask us to make housing available, as much as possible. When I think of the options here, it would have been great to see an option that is mostly accommodation with parking, perhaps, to support that.

A 2020 study, conducted for the city of Grand Rapids by Housing Next, estimates the city needs 5,340 additional apartments and 3,548 owner-occupied condos, townhouses or single-family homes by 2025.

For the next stages of the concept, Naramore said briefings on the concept will be provided to the Grand Rapids Public Library Board, as well as the Mobile GR Commission. Feedback from these councils and the city commission will be used to create a firmer concept for the site.

“With the approval of the city commission, we might like to move forward with the potential design of what the facility would look like based on your feedback,” Naramore told the commission.

Adding more parking to the area would also benefit nearby organizations such as the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and St. Cecilia Music Center. Both organizations said one of the barriers to their growth is that they don’t have parking, Naramore said.

He said the size of the proposed parking garage could be reduced and that 500 spaces is not a definitive figure.

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The city has condemned the Gables Building parking lot for security reasons, heightening the threat of a downtown parking shortage.

The shutdown came earlier this month after a complaint led to a codes department inspection that revealed a host of issues, according to department director Rebecca Brown.

A planned parking study is “even more important” now, said Sherri McGregor, president of the Altoona Parking Authority.

Numerous cracks in the concrete beams that support the Gables Garage’s deck panels have caused further deterioration of the beams, and there is significant spalling of the concrete from the panels and numerous exposed steel rebars, Brown said. , citing the inspector’s report.

The sentencing earlier this month led to the transfer of 48 vehicles that had been using the Gables garage to the garage at the nearby city transportation center – with a temporary reservation of 12 additional spaces, according to Vickie Chilcote, office manager of the Parking Authority.

Those 12 remaining spaces — which would become open to the general public for monthly rentals if former Gables occupants are not interested — represent the final 12 available for monthly rent in the Transportation Center garage, according to Chilcote.

There are also 14 spaces available in the surface lot behind Altoona Cardiology Associates and a few on the 10th Avenue Freeway near 11th Street, according to Chilcote.

Additionally, there are three-hour visitor spaces available behind the new Curry building and two-hour spaces on the avenues, McGregor said.

The city ordered Gables owner DSD Investors LLC of Upper Darby to hire a structural engineer to analyze the Gables garage and provide a report to the city with a chart of needed repairs, Brown said.

“The goal here is just to get that report and go from there,” said Brown.

The company, however, had difficulty finding a structural engineer to perform the task and requested an extension of time, according to the company’s manager, Brown said.

Brown doesn’t know if the company intends to repair the garage or how much it might cost, she said.

The city’s recent inspection showed that workers had already patched holes in the Gables garage, fastened heavy netting to the first-floor ceiling, installed wooden cribwork under the second-floor deck, and applied shotcrete in spots, Brown said.

As far as she knows, the condemnation of the garage will not affect the use of the rest of the Gables building, Brown said.

The garage has five floors, including a roof.

The lowest floor is accessible from a driveway connecting 11th and 12th Avenues, while the upper floor is accessible from the 1100 block of 13th Street and the remaining floors are accessible from the 1300 block of 12th Avenue.

The city has affixed yellow warning tape to all entrances.

“As we see how it unfolds, we will know more,” said McGregor.

Ongoing downtown revitalization has created pressure for more parking, though the upcoming summer break for Penn State Altooona should relieve some of that pressure.

The RFP for the Parking Study calls for a review of the 7th to 18th Street and 10th to 14th Avenue area.

The budget for the study is $40,000.

The study consultant must complete within six months.

This study “comes at a good time” said McGregor.

The transport center garage has 230 spaces.

The Gables Garage has about 100 spaces, officials said.

The DSD director spoke briefly to a reporter on Monday, suggested the matter could be discussed later, but did not call back after that.

The Mirror’s staff writer, William Kibler, is at 814-949-7038.



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Parking plans underway in Fondren; Senate approves $20 million

Developers in the Fondren Entertainment District are drawing up plans for the parking lot that will be built behind The Pearl tiki bar, Highball Lanes bowling alley and the Capri Theatre.

Jason Watkins and David Pharr, the Northeast Jackson residents who started the Fondren Entertainment District business, said they were handling plans for the garage because there is land available related to their development and that they have an established business relationship with a contractor, which should make construction as efficient and affordable as possible.

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.

Supervisors will be responsible for loan repayment, Watkin said. Revenue from drivers paying to use the garage and fees paid by residents of a planned apartment complex will go to Hinds County to pay for the loan, he said.

“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 take ownership of the garage upon completion, 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.

The exact location of the garage, which is estimated to be worth $13 million, has not been identified except behind the entertainment district, Pharr said.

Pharr and Watkins are working with a consultant who specializes in parking garages, who advised that a garage that can hold 500 vehicles would be the right size to accommodate area businesses and allow for future growth in the area.

Watkins hopes the garage will be ready for use by the end of 2022.

In a state where drivers value the convenience of front door parking, Pharr believes drivers will use the garage because it will provide an alternative to driving around the block and looking for an open parking space.

“We think people will appreciate the predictability and security of parking,” he said. An armed security guard patrols in front of the Quartier des spectacles in Fondren and another in the back of the Quartier des spectacles.

Nathan Glenn, owner of Rooster’s and Basil’s restaurants in the Fondren Corner Building, welcomes the extra parking.

“Parking is the only thing everyone complains about in Fondren,” he said. “Any additional parking would be fine. I think it will be good for the whole region.

Parking would also be beneficial when there are events in Fondren and parking is scarce, he said.

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Carrboro’s East Main Street parking garage offers teens a social gathering spot

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By Lola Oliverio, Proconian

Growing up in Carrboro, I can’t remember the first time I hung out with friends at the 300 East Main Street parking lot next to the ArtsCenter. This was my favorite place throughout my high school experience and I created countless memories there.

For the most part, the structure is a place to park your car while you catch a concert at Cat’s Cradle or enjoy a meal at Hickory Tavern. For many young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, however, it is the meeting place. Often teens hang out on the top floor, sit in their car, or people watch while chatting with friends.

Erected in September 2013, the parking lot has served East Main Square businesses for nearly nine years. The structure was built as part of the “Phase One” construction process that brought Carrboro to a Hilton Inn and began in March 2012.

“When you say ‘the parking lot,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about,” said Chapel Hill Secondary School senior Victoria Romanova.

The place has become a staple of teenage life in the Triangle. With five floors (including one on the roof), an elevator and a beautiful view of Main Street, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends.

“People have fun there; they relax,” said CHHS sophomore Emerys Bowers.

Many teenagers skateboard, have photo shoots, or just chat with each other on the roof of the structure.

“It’s a great place to hang out with people in a nice and safe environment,” said CHHS senior Julian Brown. “I feel pretty comfortable there.”

Many love the place because of its informal and intimate atmosphere.

“It’s a nice meeting place because it’s relatively secluded but also laid back and public,” added CHHS manager Mia Kalish. “Plus, you can see much of the beautiful UNC-Chapel Hill campus from up there.”

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the structure became even more popular, as it was the only place many could see their friends.

“When my friends and I were unable to spend time indoors, we spent a lot of time in the parking lot,” said CHHS manager Tatum Chewning. “It’s a long way from Franklin Street so we would meet on the bridge and walk around downtown.”

The students say the Carrboro Police Department does not actively enforce loitering restrictions against teens who engage in innocent entertainment.

“The police have questioned my friends a few times, but usually they just ask what we’re doing and make sure we’re not drinking,” Brown said.

Fans of the band Glass Animals watch a performance in August 2021 from the East Main Street parking lot as the band plays in the new outdoor performance space at Cat’s Cradle. Photo by Lola Oliverio.

In 2021, Carrboro Cat’s Cradle Concert Hall built an outdoor performance space behind the arts center. During some shows, individuals can often be seen watching from the parking lot.

“It was really cool to experience a concert from up there,” said CHHS senior Linden Clemens. “I think it’s a good option for sold-out shows. It’s obviously not like being in the pit, but it’s still fun.

The parking lot may come across as an unconventional hangout, but it serves young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area quite well. It’s rarely empty, and there are often several groups of friends at the top of the structure. It’s a pleasant phenomenon and a lesser known aspect of youth culture in the region.

This article first appeared in the Chapel Hill High School Student Newspaper Proconian.

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Carrboro’s East Main Street parking garage offers teens a social gathering place

COMMUNITY

By Lola Oliverio, Proconian

Growing up in Carrboro, I can’t remember the first time I hung out with friends at the 300 East Main Street parking lot next to the ArtsCenter. This was my favorite place throughout my high school experience and I created countless memories there.

For the most part, the structure is a place to park your car while you catch a concert at Cat’s Cradle or enjoy a meal at Hickory Tavern. For many young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, however, it is the meeting place. Often teens hang out on the top floor, sit in their car, or people watch while chatting with friends.

Erected in September 2013, the parking lot has served East Main Square businesses for nearly nine years. The structure was built as part of the “Phase One” construction process that brought Carrboro to a Hilton Inn and began in March 2012.

“When you say ‘the parking lot,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about,” said Chapel Hill Secondary School senior Victoria Romanova.

The place has become a staple of teenage life in the Triangle. With five floors (including one on the roof), an elevator and a beautiful view of Main Street, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends.

“People have fun there; they relax,” said CHHS sophomore Emerys Bowers.

Many teenagers skateboard, have photo shoots, or just chat with each other on the roof of the structure.

“It’s a great place to hang out with people in a nice and safe environment,” said CHHS senior Julian Brown. “I feel pretty comfortable there.”

Many love the place because of its informal and intimate atmosphere.

“It’s a nice meeting place because it’s relatively secluded but also laid back and public,” added CHHS manager Mia Kalish. “Plus, you can see much of the beautiful UNC-Chapel Hill campus from up there.”

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the structure became even more popular, as it was the only place many could see their friends.

“When my friends and I were unable to spend time indoors, we spent a lot of time in the parking lot,” said CHHS manager Tatum Chewning. “It’s a long way from Franklin Street so we would meet on the bridge and walk around downtown.”

The students say the Carrboro Police Department does not actively enforce loitering restrictions against teens who engage in innocent entertainment.

“The police have questioned my friends a few times, but usually they just ask what we’re doing and make sure we’re not drinking,” Brown said.

Fans of the band Glass Animals watch a performance in August 2021 from the East Main Street parking lot as the band plays in the new outdoor performance space at Cat’s Cradle. Photo by Lola Oliverio.

In 2021, Carrboro Cat’s Cradle Concert Hall built an outdoor performance space behind the arts center. During some shows, individuals can often be seen watching from the parking lot.

“It was really cool to experience a concert from up there,” said CHHS senior Linden Clemens. “I think it’s a good option for sold-out shows. It’s obviously not like being in the pit, but it’s still fun.

The parking lot may come across as an unconventional hangout, but it serves young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area quite well. It’s rarely empty, and there are often several groups of friends at the top of the structure. It’s a pleasant phenomenon and a lesser-known aspect of youth culture in the region.

This article first appeared in the Chapel Hill High School Student Newspaper Proconian.

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Parking lot partially collapses as trucker searches for overnight parking

Searching for a trucker to park overnight accidentally led to a partial collapse of a parking lot in Virginia on Wednesday night.

The incident happened on April 20 in Lynchburg, Va., just after 10 p.m., in a parking lot near Three Roads Brewery.

According to WSLS News, the driver entered the parking garage while looking for a place to park overnight while waiting to deliver to Three Roads Brewery in the morning. As the driver crossed the upper deck of the garage, his truck fell through the concrete, causing the garage to partially collapse.

Fortunately, the vehicles parked in the basement of the collapse were able to drive away without incident and only one car was damaged. No one was injured in the incident.

“This one isn’t too bad. There’s no complete collapse, no threat of anyone getting trapped in the debris below,” a member of the fire department told WFXR News. biggest concern when something like this happens – a bridge collapse with occupants and cars below that would require search and rescue. Fortunately, this is not the case. »

The parking lot will be closed for “a period of time” as the city of Lynchburg works to inspect the structure. Officials say the incident was an accident and no citations have been issued.

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Beshear vetoes parking bill

We now have the first Beshear veto of the post-session period. And what is it? Parking spaces.

Governor Beshear vetoed HB 291, an “ACT relating to transactions between the Legislative Research Commission and the Executive Branch.” His veto message is short and not too sweet:

I, Andy Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, pursuant to authority granted under Section 88 of the Kentucky Constitution, hereby veto the following:

House Bill 291 of the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly in its entirety.

I veto Bill 291 because the role of the General Assembly is not to determine who gets which parking spaces on Capitol Hill by statute. Moreover, in House Bill 291, the General Assembly attempts to give itself more favorable terms of lease and service than those enjoyed by the executive branch.

Now, before you assume this is just a minor pissing contest between Republicans and the government, the bill is actually worse than Beshear’s ratings. At the very end of the bill, it says that the Legislative Research Commission (headed by the Republic leadership) will assume control of the entire Capitol Annex, and then there’s this:

The Cabinet allocates to the General Assembly and the Legislative Research Committee all parking spaces in the Capitol campus parking lot, all parking spaces in the east, south and west parking lots of the new Capitol Annex State and all parking spaces to the west. New State Capitol parking lot, except for spaces in the New State Capitol West parking lot allocated, effective January 1, 2022, to the Kentucky Supreme Court, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. Any additional allocation of parking spaces allocated under this paragraph shall be at the sole discretion of the Legislative Research Commission or its delegate.

Have you ever heard the term “land grabbing”? Now we have a “parking spot grab”. And of course what it really is is a power play.

It is a good thing that someone reads the bill to the end. And kudos to Governor Beshear for vetoing.

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Love’s adds 150 parking spaces with 2 new locations

The new Love’s site in Pageland, SC will have 70 parking spaces for truckers. (Courtesy of Love’s)
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The new Love’s in Moses Lake, Wash. will have 80 truck parking spaces. (Courtesy of Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love opened two new sites at Pageland, South Carolinaand Lake Moses, WashingtonThursday.

The Pageland store adds 70 truck parking spaces and 60 jobs in Chesterfield County. The Moses Lake store adds 80 truck parking spaces and 85 jobs to Grant County.

“As we open our 12th location in South Carolina and our sixth location in Washington, we reaffirm Love’s commitment to providing quality services and products at competitive prices,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Our team members are ready to help customers get back on the road quickly and safely in Pageland and Moses Lake.”

Pitches are open 24/7 and offer many amenities, including:

Pageland, South Carolina
  • Over 9,000 square feet.
  • Hardee’s (opening April 25).
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 58 parking spaces.
  • Two motorhome parking spaces.
  • Five diesel bays.
  • Four showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.
Lake Moses, Washington
  • Over 11,000 square feet.
  • Taco John’s (opening April 25).
  • 80 truck parking spaces.
  • 92 parking spaces.
  • Nine diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • 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 nonprofit organizations in each community.

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Pierce council allows safe car parks for the homeless

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Religious organizations, civic groups and commercial landlords in unincorporated Pierce County may soon be allowed to reserve their unused parking spaces and give them to residents who live off their vehicles as a safe and secure place to stay.

Pierce County Council passed a temporary secure parking policy on Tuesday. If it receives approval from Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, starting June 1, community groups, landlords and anyone with parking spots to resell will have six months to set up and operate sites safe parking spaces. Sites can accommodate up to seven vehicles each in all zoning designations. Sites with eight or more vehicles are limited to urban areas and require additional agreement with the county. Recreational vehicles would also be restricted to large urban sites.

“We know that there are countless people who are currently living in their cars without a safe place to stay. Allowing individuals and families to park in regulated and safe parking sites provides them with a safe and temporary place to find stability as they work to improve their financial situation and seek permanent housing,” Council Chairman Derek Young said in a statement. “We have waited too long to respond to the growing homelessness crisis. This is just one way to begin to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents.”

The proposal is part of the broader comprehensive plan to end homelessness, which the council approved in March. The plan is comprised of several short- and long-term solutions to the county’s recent rapid growth in homelessness. There are approximately 2,300 Pierce County residents who are unhoused, the council said.

Before their parking spaces can be occupied, host organizations must meet with community members to discuss neighborhood concerns. They should also check state and local sex offender registrations to see if anyone using their site is a registered sex offender.

The secure parking spaces can accommodate 2 passenger vehicles, without stipulations. The requirements for large sites are as follows:

  • Sites for three to seven vehicles must provide access to on-site washrooms or portable washrooms, drinking water and garbage cans.
  • Sites for eight or more vehicles must meet the above public health needs, as well as the creation of a safety and security plan, a code of conduct addressing behaviors such as drug and alcohol use, cleanliness and hours of silence. Site operators must also enter into an agreement with Pierce County to ensure the above requirements are met.

A supporter like council member Jani Hitchens says the goal of the parking proposal is to create smaller places where people can stay, even in communities that don’t have the space or need for one. full homeless shelter.

“It will provide a network of possible spaces across our entire geographic area, from both sides of the water to the mountain,” Hitchens said during a public meeting on the ordinance last month.

Although the secure parking program only lasts six months, it has a chance of becoming permanent. Once it is in full swing, the county’s Planning and Public Works Department will conduct an analysis of its effectiveness and may recommend permanent regulations for safe parking facilities. This decision should be made by September 1, 2022.

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McMaster University’s Cootes Drive Parking Garage Suspended After Conditional Approval Expires

Conditional approval for a six-story parking garage at McMaster University off Cootes Drive expired April 14 before conditions were lifted, with no request for an extension to the approval.

City of Hamilton spokeswoman Michelle Shantz said planning staff were told by McMaster’s agent on April 13 that the university was not pursuing the application that had originally received conditional approval from the sitemap a year ago.

McMaster University spokeswoman Michelle Donovan confirmed that demand for the 567-space parking structure north of Thorndale Crescent is not continuing now, but left the door open for it to progress to the ‘coming.

“The project continues to be put on hold,” Donovan said on April 14. “Until this status changes, no further work on the project is undertaken.”

The proposed six-story, 20.4-meter-tall structure was the first of a dozen possible parking garages in the university’s campus master plan to reach the request stage.

According to the conditional site plan approval letter from the City of Hamilton’s Director of Development Planning, Anita Fabac, to McMaster Planning Consultant Katelyn Gillis of T. Johns Consulting Group dated April 14, 2021, it there were 17 conditions to be removed – including erosion and siltation control, grading and drainage control, tree preservation and enhancement plan, landscaping plan, stormwater management and site lighting plan — before any building permits are issued.

Shantz and Donovan did not say whether any conditions were waived or whether McMaster submitted anything for review.

In addition, there were eight special conditions on the issuance of building permits, including a transportation impact study, City approval of parking garage paving materials and color, and two minor variances. to the zoning by-law.

McMaster’s proposal would require approval of two minor variances by the Committee of Adjustment to allow for the proposed building height of six stories and 20.4 meters where a maximum of 2.5 stories and 11 meters is permitted.

McMaster also needed a waiver to allow parking space dimensions of 2.8 meters by 5.8 meters and 2.6 meters by 5.8 meters where a minimum space of 2.7 meters by 6 .0 meters is required.

The city had not yet received the required minor variance applications.

The application came as a surprise to nearby residents, as well as others who wondered about the structure’s impacts on the surrounding environment.

Questions have been raised as to whether the proposed change to height limits is actually minor in nature or should require a rezoning application to the city’s planning committee.

The six-story parking garage on the existing K parking lot was the first of several parking garages envisioned in McMaster’s campus master plan. The plan includes up to three parking structures on Westaway Road and one at the corner of Main Street West and Cootes Drive as part of a planned transit hub.

The plan also proposes a second vehicle entrance from Cootes Drive at College Crescent, where the majority of vehicles, including all buses, would access campus.

The city has apparently not yet received planning applications for McMaster’s other parking and transit development concepts.

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The parking garage is closed after three beams cracked on the upper deck

Wheeling, W. Va. (WTRF) – The Center Wheeling parking garage is now closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

The garage which was originally built to hold 853 vehicles was only used by 35 to 40 nowadays, and only on the lower floors.

Then last week it had to be closed.

Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron said the former Valley Professional Center next to the garage is being converted into a new police headquarters. In the midst of construction, a problem arose on the upper deck of the parking garage.

The contractor used the parking structure to access the various floors of the police headquarters project, including the roof. Even if they had permission to do so, we believe the weight of one of these vehicles caused three of the beams on the upper level of the parking structure to crack to a point where we thought it would safer to close the parking structure. entirely.

Robert Herron, Wheeling City Manager

Herron said the garage is closed for the foreseeable future.

It will be reviewed by engineers. Based on their findings, Herron explained that the city would decide to do one of three things: rehabilitate the structure, partially demolish it, or completely demolish it.

He hopes the lower levels can be reopened in the coming weeks.

Stay with 7News for updates.

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Towards car parks dedicated to cargo bikes in Brussels

The Brussels region should soon have parking lots specially dedicated to cargo bikes, which are more and more numerous in the Belgian capital. According to figures from the Belgian bicycle observatory, in 2020 they represented 6% of bicycles in circulation, compared to only 2% in 2018.

The Brussels authorities hope to encourage the use of cargo bikes, but to do so obviously requires a minimum of suitable infrastructure, starting with car parks capable of accommodating these bulky bikes.

It is indeed very difficult today to park these bicycles in the city, especially near public places such as schools, administrative sites or department stores. It should be noted that one of the rare underground car parks capable of accommodating cargo bikes in Brussels, right in the city centre, even has a lift sized accordingly. This shows how important constraints can be for this type of transport.

However, a secure and sheltered parking lot for cargo bikes could soon see the light of day. The idea could even be to increase the standard to one cargo bike space for every 10 bike spaces in multi-unit residential buildings. This is still in the planning stage, however, and will need to be voted on to be implemented.

Parking spaces alone will not necessarily be enough to convince people to buy a cargo bike, and other infrastructure will also have to be adapted. For its part, the Daily Cyclists Research and Action Group (GRACQ), which represents and defends the interests of cyclists in French-speaking Belgium, is campaigning for adapted cycle paths, in terms of width and turning radius, in Brussels. and its surroundings

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David Benard

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