June 2022

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Parking spaces sold at NYU Langone

Nicole Fuentes

The Village of Patchogue recently sold approximately 30 spaces to NYU Langone. According to village officials, NYU is paying the estimated price of $315,000 for the land directly behind the old and recently purchased Burlington Building.

The space, according to the village, will be used for employee parking. The decision, said Mayor Paul Pontieri, made sense, given that it is not a heavily used car park and the money made from the sale can be used to develop more car parks closer to Main Street.

“The Village is proud to continue its commitment to redevelop empty or derelict properties into a revitalized and vibrant Main Street,” said Village Solicitor Brian Egan. “The project is a perfect example of Mayor Pontieri’s vision of a main street for the future, the transition of properties from the old economy to meet the needs of the future economy. The Burlington property needed some creative thinking to fill what would have been a significant hole on our main street, and this parking transaction is a critical part of getting it over the finish line.

Earlier this month, NYU Langone and Long Island Community Hospital confirmed plans to fill the approximately 55,000 square foot structure at 196 East Main Street in Patchogue, formerly Burlington Coat Factory. The facility will be transformed into an outpatient surgical center with medical offices.

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SLO to build new parking lot, update structure security

More than two years after a man died in a San Luis Obispo parking lot, the city is looking to improve the safety of its existing parking lots and the planned future garage in the Cultural Arts District.

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously at its June 21 meeting to approve the parking expense. They include $1.4 million for the new structure and $200,000 for the existing buildings.

“We have three people who have died falling out of these parking lots in San Luis Obispo, and I really wish this didn’t happen to anyone else,” Atascadero resident Mary Jane Jodry told The Tribune. “The last was my son two and a half years ago.”

Her son, Thomas Jodry, 21, died after falling from the third floor of the Marsh Street parking lot in San Luis Obispo in September 2019.

Jodry’s cause of death was ultimately ruled “undetermined”, but his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against David Allen Knight, who had been drinking with Jodry before his death.

Mary Jane Jodry believes there are several areas where the city can improve the safety of its downtown parking structures, and has attended council meetings and met with city staff to talk about safety.

Thomas Jodry (known as Tommy) died in a fall from the Marsh Street parking lot in San Luis Obispo on September 14, 2019. David Middlecamp [email protected]

Do SLO parking structures have to meet new safety standards?

The parking structure at the corner of Palm and Morro streets opened in 1988, while the Marsh Street garage opened in 1990 and expanded in 2002. The city’s third parking structure, also located on Palm Street, opened in 2006.

The report presented a maintenance project plan for these structures, which included repairing cracked concrete, loose barrier cables and deteriorated concrete joint sealants.

But renovating old garages is difficult, said Gaven Hussey, the city’s parking program manager.

Because the structures were built before many safety standards were in place, he said, the city is not required to update them under state and federal laws.

The old section of the Marsh Street parking garage has open windows, the new annex on the right has many screened windows. Mary Jane Jodry calls for safety improvements in city parking lots on May 10, 2022; his son Thomas died in a fall from the Marsh Street structure. David Middlecamp [email protected]

The city council recently approved funding to consider adding security features such as phone booths to older structures, Hussey said, but it’s unclear when those additional security upgrades will be in place. The city is currently evaluating which security features are most feasible to add.

Phone booths are concentrated in the expanded portion of the Marsh Street structure and the Palm 2006 structure.

Hussey said phone booths allow people to connect with law enforcement, especially when alone.

In order to prevent fatal falls, Hussey said San Luis Obispo is considering adding wiring and netting to its parking structures.

The city recently added barriers around heating and cooling units on upper floors of structures, he said, as well as signs displaying the phone number of a suicide prevention hotline. .

“We understand things are going to happen, but anything we can do to help mitigate these incidents in our parking structures is our goal,” Hussey said.

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Signs are posted on parking structures in San Luis Obispo offering help for depression on May 10, 2022; Thomas Jodry died in a fall from the third level of the Marsh Street structure. David Middlecamp [email protected]

Cameras in parking lots are a tough job, city says

One of the main changes Jodry would like to see in parking structures in San Luis Obispo is more security cameras.

Security cameras currently only cover pay stations, so when an incident occurs, it’s hard to know what happened.

“If people saw cameras, they wouldn’t even hang around here,” Jodry said, adding that cameras could also help prevent vagrancy and crime.

According to Jodry, the presence of more cameras could have given more answers to his family. The circumstances surrounding her son’s death remain a mystery as there is little documentation of what happened, she said.

Hussey said San Luis Obispo is studying the possibility of adding security cameras to parking lots, but added that the city does not currently have the online storage capacity needed for more video footage.

He noted that the presence of cameras does not necessarily prevent a crime from occurring.

According to Hussey, the new garage to be built near Palm and Nipomo streets will have security cameras on each floor that will both help with security and also calculate the structure’s occupancy rate.

The new structure will also have a taller barrier and more fencing in areas with larger windows.

Additionally, Hussey said, the city is considering adding more daytime staff and nighttime security to parking structures. The city currently has one security guard to patrol all three parking lots, but hopes to have more by the end of July.

Jodry hopes that the efforts of his family and other members of the community will improve safety inside the city’s parking lots.

“It won’t bring my son back. There’s a lot at stake in our case,” Jodry said. “That’s just one aspect that I really want taken care of.”

This story was originally published June 28, 2022 9:39 a.m.

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Chloe Jones is a forensic and crime reporter at the San Luis Obispo Tribune. She is originally from Phoenix, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree in investigative journalism from Arizona State University. When she’s not reporting, she loves exploring the outdoors and spoiling her two rescue dogs, Camilla and Bugsy Malone.

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Parking services will transition to ParkMobile for downtown structures and parking lots

The City of Fort Collins Parking Services Department announces that ParkMobile will begin operations as a single provider to pay for parking in downtown structures and parking lots beginning this weekend.

Users of the three downtown parking structures and the Mason Street lot who pay for parking using a smartphone app will need to download and start using ParkMobile starting July 1, as the old app FC Parking will stop working.

Payment kiosks will remain at all parking structures and the Mason Street lot, and the payment process for parking at kiosks will remain unchanged.

“We are excited about our partnership with ParkMobile,” said Eric Keselburg, director of parking services for the city. “I think users will appreciate being able to have one app for parking downtown, at CSU and other places in the area.”

ParkMobile already provides app-based parking payment services at Colorado State University, and those who already have ParkMobile to use at CSU can use the same app to park at downtown structures and Mason Lot.

Many communities in Colorado and across the country also use ParkMobile for public parking, including Estes Park, Boulder, and Idaho Springs, among others.

Hourly parking rates at parking structures and the Mason lot remain unchanged, and parking is still free for the first hour, although users must still initiate a parking session during this time.

ParkMobile is available in the Apple App Store for iOS devices, the Google Play Store for Android devices and can also be accessed via a web browser.

Questions regarding parking can be directed to Parking Services at [email protected] or by calling 970-221-6617 and pressing 0.

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Residents of the Concourse Village housing complex are upset over the loss of parking spaces

Some residents who live in the Concourse Village housing complex are outraged after learning that they are about to lose their parking spots.

Residents tell News 12 they received a letter from management on Friday telling them they must move their cars by Monday.

They say they are unhappy after learning their cars could be towed away if they don’t get their vehicles out of the garage by Monday.

They complain that the letter they received on Friday was sent at short notice and that their needs are not being taken into account.

Residents say they currently pay $40 a month for parking and if they try to go elsewhere they fear they will end up paying hundreds of dollars.

Some older people call this an inconvenience because not having their car nearby is problematic and dangerous. They say they are worried about having to walk long distances at night to park their car.

Finding parking is already a challenge in the South Bronx, so with potentially hundreds of residents now forced to park on the street, they fear it could get even worse.

They are now calling on Concourse Village Management to offer them alternatives.

News 12 has reached out to building management to find out more about the situation and whether they are providing assistance to residents, but has yet to hear back.

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Rome will spend ARPA money to demolish a parking lot

Rome’s Common Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to use nearly $3.5 million in American Restoration Plan Act (ARPA) funding to demolish the James Street parking lot and replace it with surface land with green spaces.

Using ARPA funds to demolish the parking lot was one of the ideas floated in March by the Common Council’s ARPA Committee, a group created to help influence where the city spends the nearly $25 million. dollars of ARPA funding it received earlier this year.

The ARPA funding will be in addition to the $1,046,000 in Downtown Revitalization (DRI) funding the city has already allocated for the demolition of the garage. This brings the project total to $4.5 million.

At the March ARPA committee meeting, there were three possible scenarios for the use of ARPA funding:

  • Repair the garage, which would cost around $8 million.
  • Demolish the garage and retain a parking area only at ground level, which would cost approximately $1.2 million.
  • Demolish the garage and install a one-story garage, which would cost approximately $8 million.

Rome City Council president Stephanie Viscelli said the city opted to demolish the current garage and provide a surface parking area, complete with green space.

“The cost of demolition and resurfacing was significantly less than repair or replacement, which could each cost upwards of $10 million, with repairs resulting in approximately 15 years of use and a new garage with 50 years,” Viscelli said. . “A parking study indicated that our current parking lot is underutilized, and even with only surface land, we will have enough parking spaces downtown, even during peak hours.”

Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo agreed to use the combination of DRI and ARPA funding to demolish the parking lot.

She said the garage was carefully assessed by structural engineers and architects who determined that even major repairs would only give the garage another decade of life.

It’s in the city’s best interest to demolish the structure and go with the surface lot, Izzo said.

“The garage has been identified as a DRI priority project and as such the city is required to provide gap funding at the DRI award to complete the project,” Izzo said. “Fortunately, US bailout (ARPA) funds are available and the cost to our taxpayers will be nil, while fulfilling the city’s obligation to provide the best and most used parking lot for those who work and visit the downtown.”

Possible expenses of the town hall

The city has also talked about spending ARPA money on renovations to City Hall. This was another main topic at the March ARPA committee meeting.

As with the parking lot, the city is also already using DRI funding for the project.

As described in the DRI, City Hall is in need of replacement windows, has leaks, roof issues, and electrical and ventilation issues. There was also talk of including a public area in City Hall that would allow residents access to certain parts of the building when it was closed.

Although not yet finalized, a possible price for ARPA funding for the renovation of City Hall was estimated at $1.8 million in March.

Viscelli said the city has yet to make a decision on whether to use ARPA funding for the City Hall rehabilitation.

Izzo said the town hall is almost 50 years old and has many shortcomings.

The possible use of ARPA money would help provide needed renovations at no cost to the taxpayer.

“Looking ahead to the next 50 years, the building requires substantial renovation,” Izzo said. “We are working on these issues with our consulting team of architects and engineers to come up with the best possible solution to fortify the building for the next 50 years.”

Expenses already known

The city has already spent approximately $2 million in ARPA funding to support the Rome Fire Department with the purchase of a new 100ft tower truck and engine 1 replacement.

On March 9, City Council passed a resolution authorizing the transfer of $343,500 in ARPA funding to a capital account. These funds will be used for the contract with Dodson and Associates to prepare the design and layout of the new water infrastructure at the Woodhaven site.

Overall, the city plans to use nearly $4 million in total ARPA funding for various infrastructure works in the residential Woodhaven neighborhood on Park Drive.

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Never mind traffic backups or fewer drivers. This parking lot owner buys in major cities.

Gregg Reuben, CEO and founder of parking lot owner and operator Centerpark, credited the first company he started when he was 19 and a student at UCLA for his 30-year career. For a gig hosting a weekend car show, he rented a 100,000 square foot space on a development site off Interstate 405 in Los Angeles and turned it into a public parking lot during the week when not needed for the event.

It was a risk because no one knew “if there was a need for parking,” Reuben said in an interview. “It became a hit. During the week we filled the lot. This really sets the theme for my business going forward: you want to have as much control over your underlying property as possible. You want to diversify your revenue and maximizing usage. Over the next 30 years, that will become my theme.

Gregg Reuben has worked in the parking industry for 30 years. (Center Park)

Fast forward, after stints with what he said were America’s three largest parking lot operators – ABM Parking, Laz Parking and SP Plus – graduating from Harvard Business School, and founding another management company parking lot before selling it, now Centerpark is his answer to applying everything he’s learned to capitalize on what he calls a “niche” space in New York City. He also sees similar opportunities in other hub cities, including Boston and Washington, D.C.

Reuben is bullish on parking despite a drop in ridership as more people work from home and shop online, reducing the need to travel to urban centers.

“I started Centerpark with the intention of building a business that is primarily focused on real estate ownership,” Reuben told CoStar News. He adds that he learned working for these parking companies that most owners don’t operate and that there are “very few” who both own and operate. “There is a misalignment of interests between operators and owners.”

Here’s the supply and demand formula behind parking in the heart of New York: From 2015 to 2022, the number of off-street parking lots and licensed garages in Manhattan has declined by more than 14%, while vehicles registered to households have increased. more than 27% during the same period, according to Reuben.

“There continues to be a significant loss of parking in Manhattan as vehicle ownership and use continues to grow,” he said.

Against this backdrop, Centerpark spent approximately $100 million to purchase a portfolio of 20 parking properties, primarily in or around midtown Manhattan. This includes the recent purchase of two parking condominiums totaling 40,000 sq. units. residential tower, respectively – from Muss Development for $8.25 million.

Icon Parking leases and operates space at both properties, with Centerpark becoming the operator after Icon’s lease at one of the properties expires next year. Icon still has 15 years left in his lease on the other property.

Centerpark is still actively seeking and expects to have 25 or 26 properties by the end of the year, Reuben said. He declined to identify his source of funding, except to say that one of his former Harvard professors is an investor and also sits on the company’s advisory board.

“We believe the parking fundamentals in Manhattan remain strong,” he said. “It is unlike any other market. When you look at demand versus supply, it’s very unique. … The challenge for anyone else is that it’s an esoteric asset class. This requires specific industry knowledge.

Even though data shows that only about two-fifths of New York City employees have returned to their desks, the Centerpark study citing various research shows that the total number of vehicles entering Manhattan has returned to pre-pandemic levels while that safety and other concerns reduce transit ridership.

A case in point: The number of cars in Manhattan’s Centerpark garages was up about 10% last year from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, Reuben told CoStar.

Reuben admits there are market challenges. On the one hand, supply is an issue. “There aren’t a lot of buying opportunities,” he said, adding that there were only more than 1,050 parking lots in Manhattan compared to 60,000 buildings. Centerpark often proactively contacts sellers, many of whom have “multi-generational ownership,” he said.

Then there are traffic jams.

“The biggest threat to the industry is slow traffic,” he said. “Congestion is our biggest threat. … The convenience of driving and parking in Manhattan is at the heart of our value proposition. Congestion can deteriorate this part of the parking proposal.

Meanwhile, despite inbound traffic recovering after the pandemic, there have actually been fewer cars entering Manhattan over the past decade, according to Reuben. Still, he believes there are “significant opportunities for growth”.

“There are always challenges in the market. We see it more as a contrarian strategy,” Reuben said. “We identify properties where we believe we still have the opportunity to improve performance by owning and operating them. … We invest heavily in technology. Car park [operators] slow to adopt the technology. They have been slow to take sophisticated approaches to parking.

Centerpark is one of the first companies in the industry to create and use mobile booking functionality, he said, adding that it is also continuing its “technology efforts” including ticketless transactions and digital payments.

As the owner of parking properties, Centerpark has also created spaces for other uses, including self-storage, restaurants, gyms and newsstands, according to Reuben. The company said it has developed a full-service private parking condominium at 301 E. 69th St., where spaces sell for at least $199,000 each.

“It’s an advantage to be an owner-operator,” said Reuben, whose penchant for entrepreneurship dates back to age 7, when he was delivering newspapers. “We are profitable. Our investors are happy.

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Construction of the Connecticut parking garage at the new station on the rails: CEG

(Courtesy of City of Stamford website)

One week, there was little to see of the parking lot waiting near the Stamford Transportation Center in southwestern Connecticut.

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

This is on purpose, according to officials of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

Contractors working on the site are on track to complete the second stage of the 928-space parking lot by September to serve one of the busiest stations in the state, said CTDOT spokesman Josh Morgan. , at the Stamford Advocate.

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

City and state leaders opened the $81.7 million parking lot in October 2021 to much fanfare. The building is intended to replace a crumbling garage on Station Place, just across the street.

Both CTDOT and Stamford characterize the new garage as part of a plan to reorganize an area near the station plagued by wider transport problems.

With precast concrete slabs, work progresses quickly

The state agency launched a master planning process earlier this year for the Stamford Transportation Hub, which included floating options for a dedicated carpool area and pedestrian improvements, the lawyer reported on 15 June.

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. At the same time, “hundreds and hundreds” of the necessary precast concrete slabs were created offsite, he said.

When preliminary work on South State Street was completed, the concrete slabs were moved into place and construction could begin.

And quick.

Using prefabricated elements, such as prefabricated construction, tends to speed up a project’s construction time by reducing common obstacles such as weather-related delays, Morgan said.

“So if you walk past today and again this time…next week, it’s probably [going to] a little bit different,” he added. “After a year without much, everything is [now] happens all of a sudden.”

Prefabricated products aren’t the only reason the structure will be built by September.

According to Morgan, the agreement with the parking lot contractors states that construction “should be completed in approximately five months” and that part of the work began in May.

But once the building is complete, there is still work to be done, he said. From late 2022 through summer 2023 – when CTDOT plans to unveil the garage – contractors will work on interior finishes.

Next, CTDOT will connect the garage to the Stamford transport hub via an enclosed pedestrian bridge. Morgan said the term should be in place “by the end of the year.”

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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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Planned Replacement of Manatee County Parking Garage

MANATEE COUNTY – After recent engineering investigations revealed structural issues in the county’s parking structure, Manatee County officials are taking action to mitigate risk while continuing to keep employees and citizens safe.

“The garage is safe to park,” County Administrator Scott Hopes said. “Technical studies have confirmed this.”

But these studies also confirmed that the concrete and steel car park – built in the late 1980s in a very wet and humid environment – began to weaken from the inside.

“There may have been a period of deferred maintenance,” he explained. This resulted in water intrusion into the concrete, causing the steel to deteriorate. Dr Hopes went on to say that the problem now is the estimated costs to carry out several repairs. recommended by the technical study and the duration of these repairs over the now limited lifetime of the structure.

“It would only save us five to seven years of useful life,” he said. The decision to replace the garage with a new one – designed to last 50 years or more – was therefore made.

“It will be safe today,” county commission chairman Kevin Van Ostenbridge said. “It will be safe tomorrow.”

But he says that by taking decisive action and moving quickly to put contingencies in place, all sorts of potential disasters are averted.

“We allocate funds in advance so that even if the situation changes and we need to act quickly, we will have the funds to do so,” he said.

Although there is no timeline for demolition or construction, plans and schedules are being developed, and these details will be shared with employees and other stakeholders as they unfold. progress of the garage replacement process.


Readers’ comments

George Mendez
JUNE 22, 2022 • Every parking garage in Florida is built in an environment of humidity, rain, storms, and the occasional “nameless storm” or hurricane. Factors that MUST BE considered during design and construction. Contractors bid for the project, with the winner bringing in subcontractors who may or may not be familiar with building parking garages. The government entity responsible for oversight should ensure that building inspectors should be trained for this type of construction. This idea of ​​allowing self-inspections has been the downfall of several condominium buildings built on the river. Taxpayers’ money is used and must be accountable to them.
Paul Finner
JUNE 19, 2022 • Figures. Farewell library. Farewell Btown Town Hall. Farewell to the old little theater where they said there was no room to build a new theater so they built a giant hotel. Rename Manatee County “Builders County”.

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Van Ostenbridge opposes Holmes Beach parking ban

Readers’ comments

paul reed
JUNE 22, 2022 • Leave AMI alone. stop the 5 million which is 5 million to be spent on the kingfisher boat launch and cutting down 61 trees there. After 27 years on AMI, we are ready to go. Too many people in a small space.
David Levin
JUNE 20, 2022 • Just corporate wellness for developers. They’re posing as Republicans, but it’s just a Halloween cosplay. I will say this, Little Kevy looks like Lord Varys the eunuch from Game of Thrones – meme coming soon! Buck gets ten jobs from Kathy and Ray for the developers one way or another.
Kathy T.
JUNE 20, 2022 • I agree with Ray, we need to keep up with and develop the growing population and their rights as beachgoers. Whether tourists or residents. Also, parking garages are no different from the huge rental condominiums that are allowed to build. Just a suggestion, but instead of just the builder making a profit, maybe a certain percentage of the profit should be spent on beach preservation to even be allowed to build parking lots. Something to discuss that would benefit the earth as well as the people.
Carol Ann Felt Pens
JUNE 19, 2022 • No matter how we try to stretch it, the islands can only handle so many people and traffic before they ruin what people want to go there in the first place. Island cities have formed to protect their communities and the citizens who live there, with a decent respect for their guests as rendered, and reliance on funds from this and other sources to maintain their environment for all . The art of being a statesman is to reach an honorable compromise and solutions, without denying the inevitable or inflicting new unproductive conflicts.
hong kong
JUNE 19, 2022 • The island is as big as the island. They can put 5 parking garages there and as soon as the county approves building east there will still never be enough parking. It looks like an exercise in futility that will only ruin the quality of the island. Trying to think of other islands/keys in the area that have public parking lots…no, I can’t think of any. There may be a reason for this.
Katie Pierola
JUNE 19, 2022 • Here we go again, Commissioner Van Ostenbridge threatens the town of Holmes Beach for state appropriations for the storm water problem. He still wants the parking lot. His job as District 3 Commissioner is to help them. The 3 cities should levy 1% more on the tourist tax for infrastructure. Tourism development gets 3% and doesn’t need it. Their marketing tool is AMI beach. If they only got 2%, it might slow down traffic + parking. Please, the mayors of the island are fighting for that extra penny! Fl lawmakers must take Fl’s coastline as gospel.
Russell Owens
JUNE 19, 2022 • The island has about as much population and construction as it can support. What are the environmental issues of placing such a large, heavy building on what is mostly a sandbar? The best solution to this problem is a shuttle for day users with a garage on the mainland.
Arthur Tooth
JUNE 19, 2022 • Anyone who objects to kids visiting the beach on a sunny Florida afternoon is just plain unethical. The rest of the discussion is just noise meant to distract you from the real issue. Families should be able to use public beaches. That’s all. There is nothing more.
David Daniel
JUNE 19, 2022 • Hooray for Mayor Titsworth! You go girl…and continue down a path to a Manatee County District 3 race to topple a pompous, arrogant, uncivil, and indifferent commissioner. When a person writes to VanOstenbridge – his response is always a few cut-and-paste words that mean he doesn’t care what his constituents say. It’s not like he gets so many letters he doesn’t have time. Leave me alone. He must go !!
JUNE 19, 2022 • REAP what you sow in manatee county….the chair is a LOSER…he has a takeover mind and the chair title went to his head…then we have an ethics complaints individual whose lips continue to lie… then we have a drunken individual whose dui investigation takes 2 months to determine when his wife aided and aided her drunken husband and was ALLOWED to bring him back home while other normal citizens would be in jail with bail and a lawyer…then we have a preacher boy who should have stayed a preacher or saved prostitutes and wrote bounced checks…HOPES will continue to ‘to be hopeless…Maybe there will be investigations by OUTSIDE AGENCIES…something positive has to happen in our county.
JUNE 19, 2022 • Citizens should be informed that this demagoguery by the KVO started because the mayor would not endorse any candidate for county commissioner in 2020. He entered his new role as commissioner with a chip on his shoulder from the beginning not for the reasons of helping to govern the citizens. Just look at any motion he has made in 2020. Unfortunately for him, he has no mind of his own and is just ruled by those he owes for campaign finance. It’s quite sad because if he had really taken a step back and thought about it, he could have made a difference instead of silencing those who want to debate.
David Levin
JUNE 19, 2022 • Obviously benefits the developer who requested it the most. Wants to pour concrete everywhere in paradise.
Rick Lewis
JUNE 19, 2022 • Short man syndrome refers to a condition in which a man feels inadequate due to his short stature and may try to compensate for it with overly aggressive behavior. The syndrome is often called Napoleon complex in reference to the famous military leader
JUNE 19, 2022 • It is evident that a parking garage on county-owned Holmes Beach property would benefit the citizens of Manatee County on the mainland. I have lived at Holmes Beach three times over many years and yes the island has changed and so has Manatee County. We have to accept that change is not necessarily good or bad, it is right and you have to adapt and adapt to the times you live in. Limiting beach access by preventing a parking option on county owned land seems pretty selfish and mean to me. . On a different note, how about the County Commission address the Coquina Beach parking debacle. About 1/3 of the public parking spaces are not usable due, I am told, to the bankruptcy of the contractor who worked on the site. It’s been going on for about a year and no one is saying anything about it.

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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.

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

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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.

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• 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


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.

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.

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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