July 2022

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Demolition approved for Amsterdam Riverfront Center car park – The Daily Gazette

AMSTERDAM – Plans to demolish the Amsterdam Riverfront Center parking garage to make way for ground floor parking and storefront entrances have been approved by the Planning Commission despite concerns over the unknown condition of the walls of the shopping center which will be exposed.

Plans call for the demolition of the 48,000 square foot parking garage at the southwest corner of the mall owned by Cranesville Properties and managing member Joseph Tesiero. The basement of the existing three-storey structure will be filled in to create the surface for an 80-space level parking lot.

The parking area will span approximately 36,200 square feet, covering approximately 75% of the just over one acre space. The lot will be accessible by car from Washington Street, which winds its way around the back of the mall.

Landscaping will be installed around the perimeter of the land with several patches of grass within. A sidewalk from the south end of the mall will cross the center of the lot and connect to an existing public walkway behind the property.

The concrete corner parking lot slated for demolition is a separate structure from the rest of the mall, Owen Speulstra, lead site civil engineer for CT Male Associates, told the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

The surrounding mall rooftop parking areas will remain intact, including the section carrying the walkway to Riverlink Park. A sloping driveway leading from the new parking lot to the southernmost rooftop parking area will be installed.

The project aims to help attract new tenants to the southwest section of the mall by allowing the installation of individual storefront entrances on the ground floor along the exterior walls that will be exposed. The shopping center is mainly used for medical premises and offices.

The timing and specific design of entries would depend on the needs of individual tenants as leases are secured, Speulstra acknowledged.

‘There are no particular tenants now, so a doctor might not want a front bay window and a shop would. There might be different considerations for different tenants,” Speulstra said.

Plans to initially paint the uncovered masonry walls to match the colors of the surrounding shopping center until the available spaces are gradually filled and individual storefronts are installed created unease within the Planning Commission.

“I’m concerned about the aesthetics of it,” said chairman Paul Gavry.

Amanda Bearcroft, director of Amsterdam’s community and economic development department, pointed out that the tentative plans to simply paint the walls without any other treatment fell short of the design standards of the city’s form-based code.

The city could trade one horror for another since the condition of the walls will not be known until the parking lot is demolished, Bearcroft added.

“Now we don’t have to look at an abandoned parking lot when you come to town, but now we might be looking at an even worse wall,” Bearcroft said.

The parking lot was closed to the public after it was declared unsafe due to failing structural components by former Amsterdam Fire Chief Michael Whitty on January 3, 2019. Cranesville Properties were commissioned to repair or remove the structure, but the demolition plans are the first steps. taken to finally remedy the unhealthy structure.

Housing inspector Grant Egelston pointed out that council approval of the plans would technically give the owners a year to complete the demolition and update the building’s facade with the planned entrances. The approval would simply expire if none of the work is done or code violations could be issued if the facade work is only partially done.

Recognizing the varied needs of future tenants, Egelston suggested the commission could allow housing inspectors to internally review individual driveway plans when building permits are sought to ensure they are up to code.

“I can see some flexibility with showcases because things change,” he said.

If the project with the facade work is not completed within a year, Egelston said Cranesville Properties could potentially request a one-year extension to avoid receiving violations from the city.

“I could see it becoming a problem if it all came to a halt, but as long as there’s progress and it’s being actively worked on, we shouldn’t see a problem,” Egelston said.

The Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan application for the demolition of the parking garage at the Riverfront Center and the installation of surface parking provided that the improvements to the facade of the building comply to the form-based code under review by city housing inspectors. Tesiero indicated earlier this week that the demolition could be carried out later this year.

Contact Ashley Onyon at [email protected] or @AshleyOnyon on Twitter.

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Vail Village Parking Lot Gets New Art Installations

Visitors admire the myriad of nest boxes in “We All Build Nests,” one of four works donated by the Logans.
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Four new art sculptures were installed in Vail Village this summer, thanks to a generous donation from local art collectors Kent and Vicki Logan. Each of the sculptures was hand-selected by the Logans from their extensive private art collection, which specializes in contemporary works by modern artists.

The pieces celebrate a connection to nature, with a strong focus on indigenous artists and art forms.

All of the new sculptures have been installed around the Vail Village parking lot, where visitors will encounter them as they enter and exit the village. Molly Eppard, coordinator of Art in Public Places, said these new works by the Logans help Vail elevate its collection and expand its artistic presence beyond what is normally expected of a ski resort.

Art in Public Places recently installed descriptive plaques at the base of each sculpture to help provide context about the artists and their works, and will add the latest acquisitions to the interactive ART in Vail map on soon.

We all build nests

The most significant new installation is a sculpture by Jason Middlebrook entitled “We All Build Nests”, created in 2014-2015. Middlebrook conceptualized the piece while staying in Vail with the Logans and noticing the many species of birds that inhabit the valley.

The sculpture is made up of dozens of birdhouses, each matching the sizing specifications of a local bird species so they can be used as living spaces. Each birdhouse is designed to mimic an iconic architectural structure, and those viewing the artwork can spend time identifying sites from around the world such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Roman Pantheon, an Arctic igloo, a Native American teepee and many more. others.

The grouping of birdhouses atop a pole-like base is meant to mimic the shape of an aspen tree, giving the whimsical concept a root in a natural environment.

“We All Build Nests” is set up directly in front of the Vail Village parking lot, across from the covered bridge bus stop. Eppard said he chose the location because it allows viewers to view the work from all angles and heights, thanks to the staircase that wraps around the work. With so many separate birdhouses in one piece, each angle reveals a different collection of houses, and seeing the work from above, below, and at eye level makes it easy to notice and appreciate them.

“Killer Whale Totem”

Looking at the parking lot from East Meadow Drive, if you go up the left side of the stairs you will come across the “Killer Whale Totem”, a bronze sculpture by Native American sculptor Preston Singletary.

Singletary, a Seattle-based artist, is a member of the Pacific Northwest Tlingit tribe. His eight-foot-tall “Killer Whale Totem” depicts his clan’s crest, the killer whale, in the center. The eagle at the top of the totem is the symbol of Singletary’s half or family group, and the red thunderbird in the center represents David Svenson, one of his mentors. At the bottom is a drawing of a wolf, which was the original half of the Tlingit tribe before being replaced by the Eagle.

“Killer Whale Totem” replaced Robert Tully’s sculpture, which is now moved across the street.
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The Logans are among the leading patrons of contemporary Native American art and help local museums and curators, including the Denver Art Museum, place greater emphasis on modern ingenious artists.

The ‘Killer Whale Totem’ replaced the Robert Tully sculpture that stood in its place, which is now moved across the street, right next to the bus stop. Eppard said Tully’s 1999 sculpture, “Branching Pattern,” blended into the rocky background and could be best appreciated in its new location.

‘Waqui Totem USA (Urban Class Mark V)

Directly in front, on the right side of the central staircase, is another totem created by Brad Kahlhamer.

Kahlhamer is of Native American descent, but was adopted by German-American parents. Kahlamer’s birth records were sealed, which cut him off from information about his Native American ancestry, and he uses art as an exploration of what he calls the “third place” – the meeting point of his two personal stories.

“Waqui Totem USA (Urban Class Mark V)” is one of many milestones Kahlamer has taken on this journey of self-discovery, a milestone that can be mirrored in Vail and all Western communities on ancient native lands.

Kahlamer’s work explores his personal history as a Native American adopted by German-American parents.
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The totem, made in 2008, was originally made of cardboard, but is now cast in bronze and stands 10 feet tall next to the staircase. Eppard said the location was chosen because it creates a natural triangulation with the works of Singletary and Middlebrook, but also because the totem had to face west as part of its spiritual essence.

The sculpture was commissioned as an original piece by the Logans, who have become close friends with Kahlamer, and are now finding a permanent home in the city of Vail.

“Two Ships (Unpacked)”

The fourth and final piece in the Logans’ donation is a large bronze sculpture by Durango-born artist Nathan Mabry, located on the far left of the parking lot, next to Solaris Vail.

Mabry draws his influence for his characters from archaeological and historical sources, ranging from ancient civilization to popular culture. The figure of “Two Vessels” comes from those used in the fertility rites of Jalisco in Mexico, placed in a position that instantly evokes links with “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin.

The sculptural, totem-like style and intense facial expression contrast with the minimalist base of the box, and Kent Logan said he wanted the contemplative nature of the piece to make people stop and think.

“It defies the senses,” Kent Logan told the Vail Daily after finalizing the donation in December. “I like a lot of different decorative arts, but they don’t make you think. You can have a great sculpture of a bear or a mountain, and you can admire the technique and the representation, but all of a sudden somebody bumps into this piece of Mabry, and they say, “What is- he ?”

The ‘Two Vessels’ of Mabry contemplate the village.
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The sculpture is placed alone in an enclave at the side of the staircase, with a tree growing above the figure which reinforces the contemplative nature of the piece. There’s also a natural connection between the new Mabry and an old donation from the Logans, “As Far as the Depth of the Valley At One Time” by Lawrence Weiner, located on the same side of the parking lot.

For those who want more information about new works, Art in Public Places is running free guided art tours every Wednesday through August 31. Tours are held at the Vail Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and cover many works in Vail Village. area within an hour, including the last four pieces. For more information, visit or contact Molly Eppard at [email protected].

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Lycoming County Commissioners Accept $1 Million for Old Town Project Parking Lot | News, Sports, Jobs

RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent A groundbreaking ceremony for the next phase of the Old Town development project was held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Williamsport. The college-owned property at Basin and E. Third Streets will see the construction of a mixed-use building that will house retail, office and residential units.

The revitalization of Williamsport’s Old Town neighborhood took another step forward when Lycoming County Commissioners approved a grant application totaling $1,012,240 to support the construction of a parking structure there.

The request was made by Old City Williamsport LLC, a limited liability partnership between Lycoming College and Pine Ridge Construction Management.

The parking structure is 165 spaces which could support the commercial building, which is 40,000 square feet, and

12 residential townhouses with 60,000 square feet of retail space, according to Jerry Lariviere of Pine Ridge Construction.

Speaking at the weekly commissioners’ meeting, Dr Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College, said the parking structure will help build the mixed-use development planned for this area.

“What we’re asking you to do is not support our building or not support the mixed-use structure, but support a parking structure that will be needed to keep this development going,” said Trachte.

The more than $20 million development will be built in the area between Basin and Third Streets and Fourth and Academy Streets.

Trachte said he was first approached by business and public community leaders about the college’s partnership with private and public entities to advance the vision for the Old City area where is the college.

Following the formation of a commission and the formulation of a plan, things appear to be stalling, Trachte said.

“It was clear that for the action to actually happen, the college had to move forward,” he said.

By then, the college had embarked on a comprehensive master plan and strategic plan. Part of that, Trachte said, was the vision for a new college entrance along Basin Street.

“From a college perspective, we made the decision to start locating some of our new buildings in this particular area,” said Trachte.

“The college has invested approximately $20 million in donations that we have raised or funds from our endowment, so the college has stepped forward and made a substantial investment to bring this vision of a revitalized Old Town to fruition. “, he said.

During this time, the college worked with the city, county, and PennDot to secure grants to improve infrastructure in that area, which Trachte said was the government’s role in economic development.

“The job of the college is to buy buildings for learning and to bring students to the area and to have our employees use things,” he said, adding that they found a private developer for “Bring in the investment dollars to put the mixed-use structure in there.”

“The college has taken the next step of bringing in a private developer to complete a mixed-use project that will anchor the revitalization of this neighborhood and utilize our land. So we are forming two limited liability companies together and the college will continue to be a partner going forward with Pine Ridge,” he explained.

The county will have 42 spaces in the parking structure that it will be permitted to use or rent, Commissioner Rick Mirabito said.

“I want the public to understand that the commissioners are not proposing to use property tax money for this,” said Mirabito.

Other funding such as Act 13 funds will be allocated. The total amount of city, county, and state funding is 11%, with the county contributing approximately 3.9% specifically.

“This means that 89% of the funds come from private entities, with the college or Pine Ridge”, said Mirabito.

“I think it’s important for the public to understand that it’s not like we’re making a 30% investment in this,” he added.

One of the objectives of the Old Town project is to improve the economic vitality as well as the appearance of the district.

“The quality of life at Williamsport impacts our ability to recruit students,” said Trachte.

“There is a personal interest in the college, which when we were doing our strategic planning, we determined that the environment was a negative factor in terms of our ability to attract students,” He continued.

“So, yes, the board is happy to invest in Williamsport, but they are happy to invest in Williamsport because they understand that the vitality of Williamsport is integral to maintaining both fiscal integrity and the vitality of Lycoming College as a center of learning community,” Trachte added.

The county will also benefit from the project as it seeks to repopulate.

“We have to grow” said Commissioner Tony Mussare. “We need to increase our population and this will be one of the mechanisms we use to do that.”

In other cases, commissioners have approved the following:

• A sub-recipient agreement with STEP, Inc. for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant funds for $96,000.

• An amendment to a sub-recipient agreement with YWCA Northcentral PA for the 2019-20 PA Housing Affordability Funds program to extend the grant until November 30 for their Liberty House program.

• A rental contract with LAMAR companies for a payment of $900 per month to the county.

• A grant from 902 Developing and Implementing Municipal Recycling Programs of $233,918 for the replacement container truck and reimbursement for a skid steer loader. This grant is 90% from the Department of Environmental Protection and the county will take the remaining 10%, or approximately $23,000.

The next meeting of Commissioners will be at 10 a.m. on August 4 in the Board of Commissioners Room, 1st Floor Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.

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Uttarakhand to set up 22 parking spaces inside tunnels to overcome parking problem in hilly neighborhoods

Dehradun: The cabinet of Uttarakhand decided to set up car parks inside the tunnels to alleviate the problem of parking in the hilly districts of the state. 22 car parks of this type will be built in the first phase.
At a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday, 28 major decisions were taken. In another major move, permission to provide grants to non-pre-registered beneficiary MSMEs has been exempted.
Under the 2015 MSME policy, it was necessary to be pre-registered to obtain a grant, but due to a lack of information, around 100 beneficiaries linked to it were deprived of the grant.
The Cabinet has given approval to the company which is preparing the Kedarnath reconstruction master plan to also prepare a master plan for Sonprayag. Approval to increase consultancy fees from 3 to 4% as part of the new master plan at Kedarnath Badrinath has been given.
The Dhami-led government has approved the exemption for height increase in the construction of the terminal at Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway.
In addition, permission in principle has been granted to high-rise commercial buildings located near metro stations. This should help people reach subway stations from one place. (ANI)

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The demolition of the parking lot should not start before September | New

QUINCY — The president of the architectural design firm that’s leading the redevelopment of the vacant parking lot at 123 S. Fifth said Wednesday that demolition of the structure isn’t expected to begin until Sept. 1.

Todd Moore, managing partner and president of Architechnics, said Marschel Wrecking of suburban St. Louis submitted the lowest of four bids for the project.

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Parking garage next to Bridgeport Arena in need of repairs

But a damaged and closed stairwell in a state-owned parking garage on South Frontage Road, used by patrons of the amphitheater, entertainment arena and other visitors, makes a bad impression.

Built in 2000 by the city, the state took over ownership of the structure in question – known as the Bridgeport Transportation Center garage and located next to the Total Mortgage Arena – in 2012.

In January, city officials notified the state Department of Transportation that some of the concrete on the West Staircase was crumbling, prompting the closure that lasted a few months.

Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater officials said they also contacted DOT about complaints shared earlier this month on a fan-created Facebook page.

Some ticket holders complained online about the situation on the Friends of the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Facebook page, posting a photo of the closed stairwell doors, blocked with orange netting and a sign to use the lifts.

Complaints ranged from long elevator lines to questions about security.

“And if there is a fire?” one person wrote.

A few people said they saw frustrated members of the public remove the netting and risk using the stairs. Others worried about the general condition of the garage and how long it took to fix the problem.

The DOT, in a statement emailed to Hearst Connecticut Media on Monday, said that “upon being alerted to concerns regarding the West Staircase by the city,” the agency “took immediate action,” inspecting the site and closing it “indefinitely in the interest of public safety.”

“Due to the structural issues, CT DOT will be performing a complete replacement of the West Staircase,” the statement continued. “The design will start soon. The overall parking lot structure and inspection of the east stairway revealed no other structural issues. »

Additionally, the DOT pointed out in the email, elevators on the west and east sides and an open staircase on the east allow “multiple points of entry and exit.”

Amphitheater officials, in a statement to Hearst Connecticut Media, urged state officials to act more quickly.

“This is one of the first impressions you get of the amphitheater and we, unfortunately, have no control over it,” read the venue’s statement. “We appreciate that they are working to get it done, but time is running out.”

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Manatee and Holmes Beach County leaders remain at odds over beach parking lot and garage

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Manatee County and City of Holmes Beach leaders have been at odds over beach parking for two years.

That was in 2020, when city officials reduced on-street parking on residential streets by around 1,100 spaces, police said. City officials said they have received complaints from residents saying their front yards are turning into parking lots.

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge urged the city to bring the spaces back, arguing that ratepayers who live off the island are losing access to the beach. However, the city has not moved and on-street parking remains as it was in 2020.

In a meeting with state and local officials, Commissioner Van Ostenbridge said the city’s mayor had signaled support for the possibility of parking.

“During the meeting, the mayor said she thought building a parking lot was something she could support and was ready to bring it to council for a vote. She asked me to talk to the commission, make a proposal and bring it to Holmes Beach Before we can start planning for parking, Holmes Beach proactively decided to ban parking lots in town, eliminating the possibility to build a garage,” Van Ostenbridge said. “It looks like Holmes Beach basically doesn’t want any visitors. It’s concerning because a lot of those visitors, most of them, are from Manatee County. residents and taxpayers of the county who own these beaches and they have the right to go to the beaches,” he continued.

The first reading of the ordinance took place last week. The proposed local law, which would prohibit multi-level parking structures, states that the commission wishes to “maintain the residential character of the Town of Holmes Beach” and “finds that multi-level parking facilities are not supported by the vision” throughout the city. to plan.

“It will not solve the parking problem. We have a traffic problem and until the county recognizes the traffic, the horrible traffic that has been created by the promotion over the years, we will never be able to fix these problems. Whatever a three storey car park would have created would not solve the problem as there is just a lack of infrastructure on the island to support the traffic we are now receiving,” said the Commissioner of Holmes Beach , Terry Schaefer. “I think it’s pretty well established that people come here because they feel like they’re in a very welcoming community. Without residential integrity to sustain the residents who stay here, this is where we see a long-term problem that continues to exist. We are trying to shape our ordinances to find a balance to accommodate everyone we can who wishes to be here, but we have not had the cooperation of Manatee County, acknowledging that the problem has always been the over-promotion of this island “, he continued.

The parking battle reached new heights in 2021, when Manatee County leaders denied Holmes Beach nearly $300,000 in tourist dollars. Commissioner Van Ostenbridge told 8 On Your Side that he plans to propose that less money go to Holmes Beach due to the ongoing parking dispute.

“I am not comfortable allocating tax dollars from outside Holmes Beach to enter Holmes Beach when they are so unwelcoming to visitors,” said the Commissioner of the county.

“I think a lot of us really didn’t appreciate the threat, that’s what home rule is. Thank goodness we have a domestic regime in the State of Florida and we intend to handle our issues and do so in accordance with the statutes, but also to protect both our residents and visitors who come to our city” , said Commissioner Schaefer.

The second reading of the order is scheduled for next month.

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Further safety improvements are planned for the parking lot known for its suicides

Following the addition of a fence in January in an effort to prevent suicides on the upper level of the Fifth and Walnut municipal parking garage, further glazed space safety upgrades are planned for the downtown structure this fall. .

The City of Columbia is working to finalize a contract to install steel screens on the lower levels. Although a contractor has been selected, City staff could not reveal which company as a notice to proceed has not yet been issued.

The Columbia City Council in March authorized the public works department to solicit bids for the screens.

The staff had originally aimed for a summer start date, the Tribune previously reported.

Previously: What the Fifth and Walnut downtown Columbia parking lot window screens might look like

The screens will cover 150 openings of varying lengths.

The project is expected to cost $504,000 from the city’s general fund.

Action has been taken by the city following more than half a dozen suicides at the parking lot since its construction in 2011. The city also received a citizen petition asking for safety improvements.

After: New security barriers under construction at Columbia at the Fifth and Walnut parking garage

The National Suicide Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 and is always open. The Mid-Missouri Crisis Line is 1-800-395-2132. The Missouri Suicide/Crisis hotline is 314-469-6644.

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Runaway man jumps 60 feet from parking lot, Georgia cops say


A man jumped 60 feet from a parking lot as he ran from officers, Georgia police said.

A man has been hospitalized after jumping 60 feet from a parking lot while fleeing police, Georgia officials said.

Officers responded to the parking lot just before 3 a.m. July 22 to a report of vehicle break-ins, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers found three men, who attempted to flee in a car but crashed. The driver was arrested on the spot, but the two passengers fled on foot, police said.

One of the men jumped from the fifth level of the garage, falling 60 feet and injuring himself, police said. The other man fled.

Officers took the 20-year-old driver to Fulton County Jail. The 19-year-old who jumped was taken to hospital and was in stable condition, police said. He will be taken to prison once released from the hospital.

Both men are charged with aggravated assault, attempted theft of a car and possession of a firearm while committing a crime, according to the police department.

Madeleine List is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.

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Jeffco’s parking lot is a ‘public building’, appeals court says in green light trial | Courts

Although Jefferson County insisted its parking lot was not a “public building” and therefore the county could not be sued under Colorado law for a woman’s injuries. , the state’s second-highest court denied those claims on Thursday.

Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act generally protects public entities from civil liability to prevent taxpayer dollars from being diverted to lawsuits and to ensure that government officials can continue to provide services. There is an exception, however, if a person is injured due to an “unsafe condition of any public building”.

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel determined that a two-level parking garage in the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building is itself a building under ordinary and statutory definitions of the word.

“More fundamentally, while we accept the county’s position that a public parking structure — such as a public parking lot — may be a ‘public facility,'” Judge Anthony J. Navarro wrote in the July 21 opinion, “We reject the idea that a public parking structure cannot also be a ‘public building’.”

The appeal ruling allows Beverly Stickle to continue her lawsuit against Jeffco for injuries she sustained in the garage.

On February 6, 2018, Stickle went to the courthouse to serve a ticket. She used the north parking structure, a triangle-shaped garage with parking on the second level. Drivers can then descend the stairs to the campus, which also houses the sheriff’s department, jail, and other government buildings.

When Stickle returned to her car, she walked up the stairs to the second level. On the upper landing was a dark gray walkway, with a descent to the car park – painted the same color of gray. The elevation change was marked with yellow paint, which was more evident when looking from the field towards the landing.

From the catwalk, however, the identical grays created an illusion obscuring the descent. Stickle fell and suffered an open fracture to her right arm.

The catwalk, on the left, over the north parking structure, with a descent to the parking lot. Photo of district court order in Stickle v. County of Jefferson

Top of Jeffco North Parking Structure

A view from the north parking structure walkway, in the foreground, towards the parking area. The yellow line is the dividing point, with a descent. Photo of district court order in Stickle v. County of Jefferson

She sued Jefferson County, which countered that it was immune from liability under Colorado’s governmental immunity law. He disputed that the parking lot meets the law’s definition of a “public building” or that the descent is an unsafe condition.

After a hearing, during which there was testimony about others falling into the garage because of the delusion of resignation, District Court Judge Russell B. Klein sided with Jeffco.

“Defendants argue that the rooftop is just another parking lot,” he wrote in March 2021. “However, decisions about how to use rooftop space should not be determinative of whether a structure is a “building” any more than the construction of a roof terrace or a roof garden would prevent a structure from being a building.”

To demonstrate that the garage exhibited an unsafe condition, Stickle had to show that the descent hazard resulted from the county’s actions or inability to act during the construction or maintenance of the facility. Although Klein ruled out that the hazard stemmed from the maintenance of the garage, he suggested that building the walkway and parking lot using the same paint color met the criteria for an unsafe condition.

The county turned to the Court of Appeals, arguing that the coloring obscuring the reduction was the result of design, not construction. Jeffco also disputed Klein’s conclusion that the north parking structure was a building.

“None of the distinguishing characteristics that make a structure a building exist in this case. The north parking structure is simply one level of an open parking lot stacked on top of another level of a parking lot – and nothing more,” the county attorney wrote. Desk.

Stickle’s attorneys observed that Jefferson County witnesses testified in district court that the resurfacing of the garage’s second level was in fact part of a maintenance project.

“These same witnesses confirmed that the purpose of resurfacing the parking structure was to prevent water and chemical ingress from damaging the parking structure. This falls squarely within the definition of maintenance under the CGIA,” wrote Thomas A. Bulger.

The appeal panel agreed with Klein’s reasoning that the garage was a public building. He differed slightly in finding, as argued by Stickle’s attorney, an unsafe condition existed due to the maintenance of the garage. The evidence, Navarro wrote, showed the county chose the surfacing material for the walkway and parking lot to prevent further decline or failure of the material — which fell under the category of maintenance.

The case is Stickle c. Jefferson County.

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ASU parking structures begin charging for weekend visitors

ASU’s Tempe campus parking structures stopped offering free parking to visitors on weekends beginning July 16. Previously, all Tempe campus parking lots were free on non-event weekends.

A July 5 announcement of the change from ASU Business and Finance attributed the adjustment to “more activity around the Tempe campus in recent years.”

The announcement also indicated that charging for parking in the structures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week would allow better monitoring of weekend activity, cover the expenses of maintenance and repair of the garage, the updating level of technology and other program improvements. It would also improve event planning and provide additional accountability in campus parking lots, according to the announcement.

ASU spokesman Jay Thorne added that the adjustment is also intended to alleviate “incidents in garages over the weekend and in particular auto parts (catalytic converter) thefts,” which have increased in the past. course of the last year.

The Parking and Transit Services Daily and Hourly Parking website states that weekend garage parking rates will be the same as weekday parking. Visitors will pay $4 for up to one hour of parking and up to $16 for up to four hours, the website said.

Prior to mid-2020, visitor rates were $3 for up to one hour of parking and up to $15 for up to four hours.

Permit holders will still be able to access their assigned garage on weekends at no additional cost, according to the announcement.

Students were quick to voice their concerns about the new system, with several taking to Reddit to discuss the change.

“This is a blatant cash grab on ASU’s part,” said Patrick Hays, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering. “They just raised the hourly rate, so where is that money going?”

Thorne said that no tuition dollars or other University funds are used to fund parking and transit services; all of its income is reinvested in operations. These include shuttle services and subsidized transit passes, Thorne said.

There are options in a price range available for students in need of parking or transportation services, Thorne said. ASU offers a Valley Metro Bus and Light Rail U-Pass, which costs $150 per academic year and allows unlimited rides. Nearby Park-and-Ride locations are free to park and board a bus or tram from there as well, he said.

Zak Gutzwiler, a senior film media production student and Herberger Senator for Tempe’s undergraduate student government, said he intends to introduce legislation to the USGT in response to the change.

The legislation “would better advance the idea of ​​weekend and overnight permits”, he said. Thorne said the University is not considering weekend or overnight permits as an option at this time.

“This has a negative impact on me and many other film and theater students as many of our productions take place outside of class hours. Until 11 p.m. or midnight and all day on weekends,” Gutzwiler said.

“There’s an additional garage (Mill Avenue parking structure) being built for over $42 million, so I doubt they’ll need that funding for additional technology if we’re able to fund any. new builds,” Gutzwiler said.

ASU began work on the Mill Avenue parking structure in June and is expected to complete it in July 2023, the project’s website said. It will also have to pay for weekend parking when it’s finished in 2023, Thorne said.

The adjustment includes all ASU parking lots on the Tempe campus. Parking lots on all four campuses require payment to park 24/7, however weekend staffing shortages force visitors to pay to park on weekends,” Thorne said.

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Plan for more parking in Rochester moves forward

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – A plan that adds more parking in downtown Rochester has taken a step closer to reality.

Rochester City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a proposal that would add more surface parking spaces at the former Kmart and AMPI sites along Southeast 3rd Avenue. City documents indicate nearly 400 parking spaces would be added on the AMPI property and nearly 250 additional parking spaces would enter the former Kmart building.

Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document
Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document

The plan calls for the demolition of the western part of the old Kmart building as well as some of the structures of the old AMPI complex. Currently, there are approximately 740 parking spaces on site. The proposal would bring that total to nearly 1,400.

The majority of parking spaces are and will be used by Mayo Clinic employees, but some spaces are also available to the general public. City officials say the AMPI site needs to be cleared before more motorists can start parking there. They plan to seek grants to fund the cleanup effort.

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50 vehicles remain stuck in a condemned parking lot in Baltimore; cause of ramp collapse still under investigation – Baltimore Sun

Fifty vehicles remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot on Monday after the garage’s second-story ramp partially collapsed on Friday and blocked the entrance with concrete debris.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation. When and how the vehicles will be removed from the Inner Harbor condemned garage at 1 E. Pratt St. is unknown.

The 45-year-old garage is owned by Banyan Street Capital, a Miami-based real estate firm, which said via its public relations firm Monday that it plans to remove the vehicles “as soon as the structure is deemed safe by the City of Baltimore. .”

The company contacted a demolition crew to begin shoring up the garage deck – the first step towards removing the vehicle.

City of Baltimore structural engineers oversaw the temporary shoring of the three-story garage immediately after the collapse. Jason Hessler, deputy commissioner of permits and litigation for the Department of Housing and Community Development, said the garage will need to be stabilized before motorists can collect their belongings. They will not be allowed to take their vehicle out of the garage.

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Until then, no one is allowed inside the garage except engineers assessing the property or construction workers stabilizing the garage.

“Debris removal, shoring and further assessment will be required before it can be determined how and when the vehicles can be removed,” Hessler said in a statement.

The right lane of South Charles Street will be closed indefinitely between West Conway and Pratt streets while the garage undergoes repairs.

No one was injured when a section of a concrete ramp crashed to ground level around 10 a.m. Friday. A driver had just entered the garage a few minutes before and had witnessed its collapse. No vehicle was damaged.

Baltimore City Fire Deputy Chief Dante Stewart said Friday that most of the garage remains stable and is not expected to collapse again. The fire department last inspected the garage in July 2017 and determined it met the city’s fire code.

The garage is managed by SP Plus Corp., a Chicago-based parking facility management company, which has directed questions to Banyan Street Capital.

“Most importantly, we are relieved that no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged,” said Jill Nagel, SP+ spokesperson.

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Demand for parking spaces fuels growth of city garages

By April 2020, the number of vehicles in the city had dropped by two-thirds, to just over 9 million cars, from a year earlier, according to city records. But a year later, vehicle traffic was almost at pre-pandemic levels, with 25 million cars on the road. By October 2021, that number had returned to more than 27 million cars, on par with 2019 levels, according to city records.

Last year, the city also added 538,330 newly registered vehicles, a 34% increase from 2020, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Monthly demand for garages in residential neighborhoods like the Upper East Side has recovered now that New Yorkers are returning to the city in droves, said Chicago-based SPPlus chief strategy officer Chris Sherman. His company runs about 250 garages in New York and recently leased up to 20 that were previously operated by Icon Parking.

He added that he is also seeing an increase in demand for short-term parking in office districts and for hotels around Times Square.

A parking condo at 15 William Street in the Financial District, operated by Icon Parking, is now for sale. It has 200 parking spaces and is located below a building with 320 apartments.

Rent there costs Icon about $1 million a year, but landlords are selling it to raise money for a separate project, broker Eric Anton said.

New York’s Centerpark is another business in growth mode, citing higher demand than before the pandemic. The company recently acquired two Midtown garages from Muss Development for $8.3 million which are currently operated by Icon Parking, adding 40,000 square feet of parking space to its portfolio of 20 facilities.

Centerpark expects to end the year with 26 garages under its belt and has spent $100 million over the past three years to approach owners and grow its portfolio.

“Overall, we’ve done well, more post-pandemic than during,” said the company’s chief executive, Gregg Reuben.

Demand was low at the height of the pandemic, so the company filled its spaces with monthly rather than daily parking lots.

“We also found that transient parking recovered very quickly. Even though there weren’t many people and we’re hovering around 40% in terms of office occupancy, the percentage of people driving into town is much higher than it was before. the pandemic,” he said.

The company’s revenue in 2021 was up 15% from 2019, he said, both due to an increase in demand for spaces and also because it raised its prices. 5% overall. The company now charges between $500 and $800 per month for a spot depending on the garage.

On the other hand, Icon, which has nearly 200 garages in its portfolio, collectively owes its owners more than $20 million, according to multiple lawsuits.

Since the start of the pandemic, Icon has claimed in court documents to have lost income and said he has been unable to pay rent to the owners of the garages he rents out. But attorneys representing the owners say they uncovered a scheme in which Icon diverted revenue from its garages, which are operated under individual LLCs, to a large master bank account to make the garages appear insolvent.

There are other garages Icon walked away from because they were underperforming and in default, said Deborah Reigel, an attorney at Rosenberg & Estis representing multiple owners in the lawsuits.

“The cool thing about Icon is that they don’t give up all of their space,” she said. “They’re trying to pick and keep some of their garages.”

Icon Parking did not respond to a request for comment.

Owning a garage as a landlord isn’t always lucrative, said David Schwartz, director of the Slate Property Group. His company builds affordable housing around New York.

“Many developers wouldn’t build a parking lot if they didn’t have to,” he said, referring to city parking regulations in outlying boroughs. “I wouldn’t build most of my garages if I didn’t have to.” He added that they are expensive to build and do not generate much revenue, especially if they are smaller.

Schwartz advocates congestion pricing to reduce the number of cars on the road, but doesn’t think that will continue to be a problem in the city much longer.

“New York City can’t grow if we depend on cars,” he said. “I think in the same way that the stories of New Yorkers moving to Florida are a short-lived phenomenon, I think it will be a short-lived phenomenon as well.”

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Selectors discuss demand for outdoor retail ‘nodes’ in parking lots on Greenwich Ave

On Thursday, the Board of Selectmen discussed a retail owner’s request for a ‘node’ in a parking space outside his store to display his wares on an ‘equity’ basis with restaurants.

Restaurants near Greenwich Avenue operate both on sidewalks and in “nodes” created inside jersey barriers from April through November. Catering fees were waived in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. In 2021, they were reduced to 25%. This year, restaurants can’t exceed four parking spaces and the fee is 100%, averaging $23 per day.

Tory Lenzo, owner of Blankenship Dry Goods at 16 Greenwich Avenue, said restaurateurs and retailers should have the same rights.

Blankenship Dry Goods set up for the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce sidewalk sales. July 15, 2022 Photo: Leslie Yager

Mr Lenzo, who participated in P&Z’s outdoor dining discussion via Zoom earlier in the week, originally said that when the pandemic swept through, outdoor dining made sense as a way to keep restaurants afloat. But he noted that with the pandemic dissipating, the situation has changed.

“It’s become a transaction with the city, for little money, and they’re really expanding their space,” he said. “It’s a raise for their businesses and it has nothing to do with Covid because no one has a mask inside.”

Lenzo asked the Selectmen to vote to give retailers the same right.

“Let every business have the same right – whether or not you allow outdoor space, I don’t understand why these restaurants have these extra spaces.”

Lenzo said he estimated his sales would triple if he was allowed to use a parking space to sell his merchandise.

History of outdoor dining

First Selectman Fred Camillo said that before the pandemic, Selectmen were already considering outdoor dining as a way to enhance the experience in the central business district of Greenwich Avenue.

At the time, there were dozens of empty storefronts on the avenue.

“People seem to like it,” Camillo said.

“If everyone wanted to get out, there wouldn’t be any parking spaces,” Camillo said, referring to retailers. “If you want me to say, ‘Get rid of outdoor dining now,’ that would probably fail 90-10. I’m pretty sure on that one.

“I wouldn’t be in favor of removing outdoor dining,” Camillo said.

Mr. Lenzo said that was not his request.

He said his request was to give outdoor parking spots to retailers for nodes, just like restaurants.

“I view it as an inequality, a matter of government dictating to Company A what it is allowed to do and Company B is not,” Lenzo said.

There were discussions about whether retailers were allowed to display goods on the sidewalk, and Mr Lenzo said police responded quickly when he displayed goods outside his door.

Coach Lauren Rabin said she understood the issue of fairness.

“Parking is a decades-long problem,” Rabin said. “There’s the concept of what people need on foot, what people on bike need, Complete Streets – as we think about what we want Greenwich Ave to be is part of a larger discussion and the parking lot is in the center of it.”

Is it time for downtown multi level parking?

Mr. Lenzo suggested adding a multi-level car park in the Greenwich Ave area.

“Do we now crave parking structures that we didn’t have years ago? Ms. Rabin asked. “Do we want very tasteful lampposts at intersections? It is worth revisiting strategically rather than an individual request.

Mr Camillo said there were efforts to stop shopkeepers and employees from supplying meters on Greenwich Ave. He highlighted the 12 new parking spaces proposed near Greenwich Ave as part of the intersection improvement projects, and the 200 spaces in 12-municipal lots available by the hour by permit for residents and merchants. of Greenwich Ave.

He said that in the past, residents had balked at the idea of ​​parking garages, but agreed they could be done up tastefully, especially if they were integrated into the existing level. He specifies that this was done at the town hall.

“We have an idea to build in or below level by the Board of Education (the Havemeyer Building at 290 Greenwich Ave). Where the baseball field is, you can probably find a lot of space there, and it’s right off Greenwich Avenue,” Camillo said.

But, he says, “I don’t think there’s an appetite for stand-alone parking structures. We had this conversation 20 years ago at RTM and people were fiercely against them. I don’t blame them.

By-law concerning the posting of merchandise on sidewalks and in the street

P&Z Commission Chair Margarita Alban said during the pandemic, executive orders overruled local zoning and retailers had the ability to display merchandise on sidewalks. But the executive orders have expired.

Today, retailers are not allowed to display their wares on the street or on sidewalks, except during the annual sidewalk sale days, which run until Sunday.

“We don’t allow traders to take to the streets,” she continued. “It is not permitted by zoning to have an outdoor display of merchandise.”

That said, Alban said the Board of Selectmen could approve Nodes for retail use.

“We would then have to change our zoning regulations to allow retailers to put their merchandise in nodes that you approved,” she explained.

Alban noted that the Selectmen have “control of what happens on the streets” and if the Selectmen had to vote to approve retailers with nodes, P&Z would take care of that.

“Just like you did outdoor dining, you have to approve knots on the street,” Alban said. “Then we (P&Z) for example do how many tables you can have, how to get permission and how to comply with the fire code.”

P&Z manager Katie DeLuca explained that the Chamber of Commerce’s sidewalk sales days, in accordance with the city’s charter, are operated by the Greenwich Police Department.

“We don’t allow any display of retail products on city sidewalks, outside of what’s in the charter for sidewalk sales,” DeLuca said.

“The reason we don’t have (retail products on sidewalks) is if you look at the statement of purpose in most of our retail area regulations, it’s about “the orderly display,” and when you have things that are on the outside, there are ADA issues and visual impact issues,” DeLuca said.

“I think Mr. Lenzo’s point is that there is a fairness issue,” DeLuca continued. “From a zoning perspective, all restaurants in the zone are permitted to dine al fresco as long as they can meet the criteria.”

She said a request from one retailer should apply to all retailers.

Ms. Alban said that during the outdoor dining workshop on Tuesday evening, there were voices very concerned about the tight parking on the avenue. She said 16% of parking spaces on Greenwich Avenue are currently reserved for outdoor dining nodes.

Mr. Camillo said the issue merited further discussion.

Although no votes were taken, Mr. Camillo offered to visit Mr. Lenzo’s store in person.

The parking space in front of Blankenship Dry Goods is partially blocked by an outdoor catering node for La Taqueria and unusable.
Outdoor food node outside La Taqueria on Greenwich AVe.

See also:

P&Z Outdoor Restoration Workshop Comments: Unsightly, Unnecessary, Unfair
July 13, 2022

Glenville Pizza seeks permission from P&Z for temporary outdoor dining
July 11, 2022

Elected officials vote to return outdoor dining on April 15 and end the Monday before Thanksgiving
March 12, 2022

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The importance of restoring a parking garage

Why consider a car park restoration project?

A common misconception in building construction is that concrete lasts forever. However, car parks – especially underground car parks – face many problems during use that can cause structural damage and affect the life of concrete. These can include delamination due to salt, chemicals, vehicle fluids, general wear and tear, as well as damaged columns and soffits, and other outside factors such as erosion and ground shifts all of which negatively affect the life of your parking structure and can lead to large, costly repairs if left unaddressed.

Commercial business owners and property managers often fear the high costs associated with parking garage restoration projects and tend to wait until damage becomes a serious issue before contacting a professional for repairs. However, a comprehensive and proactive maintenance plan that detects initial damage and problems within the parking structure is essential to prevent aggravating problems.

Why consider a car park restoration project?

When people enter your building or establishment, one of the first things they notice is the condition of the parking structure. This provides a representation of your business or building that potential customers and tenants use to judge the quality of your establishment, either positively or negatively. In fact, CBRE found that 93% of respondents believe that a business’s amenities, such as a parking structure, are a big contributor to the company’s bottom line. If people notice more consistent issues, they may eventually choose to go elsewhere, regardless of your products, services, or other amenities.

Any parking garage restoration project requires experience and attention to detail. Hiring a team of professional engineers ensures that the project is carried out efficiently, with the right materials, methods, technology and a focus on delivering a comprehensive restoration strategy that increases the value and extends the life of the structure.

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30-50 Hillsboro Avenue Parking Garage Rehabilitation Project

Located in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighborhoods, 30 & 50 Hillsboro Avenue was built in the mid to late 1960s and consists of two 24-storey high-rise residential buildings on a 4-storey underground parking lot. levels. The footprint of the underground parking structure was much larger than the buildings above, and an assessment determined that the parking structure was in poor condition due to exposure to de-icing salts and moisture , which justified the need for major concrete repairs and replacement of the waterproofing system.

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RJC Engineers acted as prime consultant on this project, which involved large-scale concrete and waterproofing repairs to the underground structure, as well as complete demolition and reconstruction of the podium landscape around the perimeter of the two buildings. The podium landscaping was replaced with new hard and soft landscaping elements to meet the requirements and criteria of a high profile property and included repairs to the building facade to improve its aesthetics and appeal outside.

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No parking spaces, Mandi residents harassed: The Tribune India

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Dipender Manta

Mandi, July 15

The city of Mandi lacks parking for residents as well as for those who come from outside. As a result, a large number of vehicles can be seen parked on the roadsides of the city at various locations such as Jail Road Mandi, School Bazaar, Mangvain and Hospital Road. This results in inconvenience for both pedestrians and motorists.

People harassed in an emergency

We had proposed to the authorities to join the IIT-Mandi to find solutions to this problem but nothing materialized. Vehicle parking even in an emergency is a big problem in the city. P Kapoor, Chairman, Citizens Council, Mandi

Roadside parking causes traffic jams, forcing police authorities to check vehicles. The townspeople lobbied the Mandi Municipal Corporation to develop adequate parking lots for their convenience, but nothing was done.

OP Kapoor, Chairman of Citizens Council, Mandi, said: “Parking has become a major problem in Mandi. The number of vehicles increases every year but we do not have enough parking spaces to accommodate them.

The Citizens Council has been lobbying the government as well as the local urban body for many years to develop car parks inside and outside the city.

However, little has been done in this regard.

“Traffic congestion in the city is also due to the non-availability of parking lots on the outskirts of the city. The foundation stone for two car parks was laid but the projects could not see the light of day for one reason or another,” Kapoor said.

“We had suggested to the authorities concerned to call on experts from IIT-Mandi to find a solution to the problem, but nothing materialized. The parking of vehicles at the time of emergency is a huge problem in the city, which should be dealt with as a priority. Parking at the Zone Hospital is a nightmare. We have raised this issue several times with Rogi Kalyan Samiti and the Chief Medical Officer but no solution has been found,” he added.

Narender Saini, a resident, said that in addition to developing parking lots in Mandi town, there is a need to make it mandatory for residents to have their own parking lot before buying a new car.

Virender Bhatt, Deputy Mayor of Mandi Municipal Corporation, said, “A parking lot with a capacity of 600 vehicles is under construction in the school bazaar area. A sum of Rs 1 crore was sanctioned for parking at Purani Mandi.

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Simcoe parking garage in downtown Peterborough reopens July 18

The Simcoe Parking Garage is located above the Peterborough Transit Terminal at 190 Simcoe Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

After nearly 13 months of closure, Simcoe’s parking garage in downtown Peterborough will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday (July 18).

As part of the garage rehabilitation work, the City of Peterborough has installed a new automated parking control system, which is expected to be operational on August 2. Parking at the 190 Simcoe Street structure will be free for all customers between July 18 and August 2. .

The new automated parking control system includes barriers controlling entry and exit from the garage. Customers will receive their ticket at the entrance and must have it validated before leaving the car park. Validated tickets inserted into the machine on exit will raise the gate arm for the vehicle to exit the parking lot.

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Customers have several options for paying for parking and having their ticket validated.

They can pay by debit or credit card at the exit machine by inserting their ticket at the exit door. They can also pay before going to the exit gate using the automatic pay stations located in the car park (there is a 15-minute period after a ticket has been validated for customers to return to their vehicle and proceed towards the exit door). New signs are installed to guide customers to payment terminals, which are fully accessible.

Customers paying in cash can insert their ticket at the new cash desk located on the lower level near the elevators and the walkway leading to the transit platform (the cash desk also accepts payment by debit or credit). There is also a new payment terminal on level 2A, near the rear stairwell, which only accepts debit or credit for parking payment and validation of parking tickets before exiting.

Customers can also pay for their parking using their HotSpot account. HotSpot readers are provided on all pay stations so customers can activate the portals using their phone.

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Monthly pass holders will be given a new proximity card or can get an RFID tag to put on their windshield, which will automatically open the gates when entering and exiting the garage, as long as their monthly pass is active and renewed before the beginning of the following month.

A deposit will be required for new proximity cards or RFID tags, which will be refunded when the customer no longer requires a monthly pass. Parking staff will contact current monthly pass holders to arrange for new passes to be issued or customers can call the Parking Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 2802 to purchase a monthly pass.

After the free parking period between July 18 and August 2, parking rates remain unchanged and the first hour of parking is free.

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Work began in June 2021 for a full rehabilitation of Simcoe’s parking garage and the culvert that supports Jackson Creek below the garage.

Work on the garage included replacing the waterproofing system at all levels, repairing deteriorated concrete, painting the entire garage, replacing the asphalt on the ground floor east of the structure parking lots, replacement of damaged parking ramps and completion of contrast painting of stairwells for better accessibility.

The Simcoe parking garage was built in 1974 and underwent a major rehabilitation program between 2002 and 2005. A structural review in 2013 identified the need for repairs, and the first phase was completed in 2016 An updated structural review in 2017 confirmed the second phase of rehabilitation work to replace the waterproofing system and repair deteriorated concrete.

The project has been postponed to 2021 to allow the project to be coordinated with work on the Jackson Creek culvert under the parking garage to provide cost savings and minimize disruption to the parking garage.

Work on the garage and culvert was carried out by Brook Restoration Ltd. at a cost of $4.5 million.

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Structural inspections underway after parking lot collapse in downtown Baltimore

A parking lot in downtown Baltimore collapsed Friday morning, according to firefighters.

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The Baltimore Fire Department said crews arrived at the garage, located at 1 E. Pratt Street, just before 10 a.m. Friday to find a partial structural collapse near the rear of the garage.

Crews say no cars or people were trapped by the collapsed structure after sweeping the scene multiple times.

Officials say there are several cars that remain parked in the intact parts of the garage and they will endeavor to return these cars to their owners.

They ask anyone who might have a car inside the garage to call the garage management company Standard Parking Plus.

Building inspectors and engineers remain at the scene of the collapse Friday. Officials say they will conduct structural integrity assessments.

As a result of these assessments, Charles Street will be closed indefinitely between Pratt and Conway streets.


Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Stick with FOX 5 for updates as they become available.

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Airport moves forward with $76 million parking garage expansion – Inside Indiana Business

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Plans to expand the $76.6 million parking garage at Indianapolis International Airport are moving forward again, after the project was delayed more than two years by the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority’s Board of Directors in June approved funding for a five-story, 1,500-space addition to the north side of its existing parking structure. About 1,000 of the spaces will be used by car rental companies while the rest will be reserved for daily or hourly parking.

Jarod Klaas, senior director of planning and development at the airport authority, told IBJ that the project would benefit both automakers and general users.

“The benefits are really two-fold,” Klaas said. “Our desire to continue to deliver a world-class experience and convenience really played into” the decision to move the project forward.

Indeed, many car rental companies are expanding their fleets and moving towards more electric vehicles (the airport is separately planning to add chargers to support more electric vehicles). Additionally, the airport faces a shortage of garage space, with at least two floors at or near capacity most days of any given week.

The garage expansion will be connected to the existing facility and designed in a similar fashion, allowing it to blend into the current structure. Because of this, some disruption is expected to occur in the existing facility, such as unavailable spaces in part of the structure during construction, Klaas said.

The addition includes a $14.4 million fifth-level canopy with solar panels that will power the parking lot. In terms of electric vehicles, the airport already has some available for users, but more are expected to be added as part of future improvement projects.

Klaas said long-term conversations about airport parking facilities are underway as part of a master plan, including whether more garages could be added. The airport’s existing car park has 7,100 parking spaces on five floors: 1,200 for rental car fleets and 5,900 for public paid parking.

The airport’s board of directors first approved contracts for the new garage in August 2019, allocating $2.34 million to Indianapolis architectural firm CSO Inc. to design the project. The company was also involved in the construction of the airport terminal, which opened in 2008. Around this time, the airport also contracted with Cincinnati-based Messer Construction Co. for construction services. project management.

But the project – originally slated for completion in early 2021 – was put on hold in early 2020 when the pandemic brought the travel industry to a halt. The companies were re-engaged by the airport in late 2021 to complete construction documents and prepare for the start of work, Klaas said.

The garage expansion will be covered by debt service through municipal bonds, which will be repaid using parking fees, which constitute a significant portion of the airport’s revenue. In 2019, the airport generated approximately $59.4 million in parking fees.

Work on the garage is expected to begin by the end of this year and be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

The garage project comes as the airport continues work to completely rebuild one of the airport’s three runways. The $73 million project, which is expected to be completed by late fall, will be the first since the runway was built in 1989. About three-quarters of the $56 million project is funded by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. Program.

The concrete for the reconstructed runway and taxiway will be approximately 22 inches thick and expected to last approximately 40 years. Plans for rebuilding the other two runways, including one of a similar age, will likely come in the next few years, Klaas said.

“We have already started the…capital program to reflect the likely need to make the northern parallel [runway] the same way,” he said.

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Councilor Stroud challenges restoration of $579,000 single-bid parking garage – Kingston News

If you’re someone who regularly parks in downtown Kingston, you’ll probably agree that the Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Garage near Bagot Street is in desperate need of some serious restoration.

A van navigates the narrow entrance to the Robert Bruce Memorial parking garage near Bagot Street in downtown Kingston, where emergency shoring is currently in place pending restoration of the parking structure. Photo by Josie Vallier.

Councilor Peter Stroud for Sydenham District – the district that adjoins King’s Town District one block from where the parking lot is – doesn’t disagree with that. The self-proclaimed ‘downtown guy’ however challenged the awarding of the recommended contract for this restoration work which was presented to Council in a report at its meeting on Tuesday July 13, 2022.

The request for proposals (RFP) for the restoration project, which sought to address the deterioration of the parking structure of this lot, originally closed on Thursday, June 16, 2022, according to the report by Neil Carbone, Commissioner of Corporate Services for the Kingston city. Two bids were received from contractors, one of which “did not exceed the minimum threshold and therefore did not proceed with the evaluation process”, the report said.

The other bid, from Brook Restoration Ltd., scored above the minimum threshold as stated in the original RFP. A bid must score a minimum of 34/45 in the non-price criteria, with Brook Restoration scoring 18% on “experience and qualifications”, 24% on “proposed methodology” and 3% on “accessibility”. . On price criteria, the company scored 55% on “pricing and related costs,” with the final bid being $579,000, and a score of 81% for city staff . To be clear, the City of Kingston’s tender score is over 100%, which is not the case with all tender scoring systems.

“Much of the deterioration to be addressed by this project is progressing, which means that a delay in reissuing this RFP would result in increased repair quantities and overall project costs. As much of the work requires good weather to be completed, reissue of RFP would delay work to summer 2023,” the report said, noting that City staff “consulted with contractors on the lack of bids received on requests proposals such as this,” and that due to the large amount of work available to local contractors, many are not currently seeking additional work. 27 companies have uploaded the tender documents in question, however, only two were submitted, and only Brook Restoration’s offer was considered.

“Ministry staff are satisfied with the bid and it is recommended that this contract be awarded to Brook Restoration Ltd. who submitted a bid with a high score. The mandatory submission and technical requirements of the RFP were met, and their submitted proposal articulated an acceptable methodology to meet the requirements outlined in the RFP,” the report concludes.

Councilor Stroud was the only member of council to request that the item on the recommended contract be separated from the rest of the report, in order to discuss it on the floor of the council chamber.

“If you read the report, you will see the large sum of money that is needed for this restoration. And you might be thinking…that’s a maintenance cost we can’t avoid. But I think before committing this amount of public funds, we need to have a good understanding of the pros and cons,” Stroud began.

The actual age of the structure was not stated in the report to Council, however, the RFP for the project includes “original construction drawings from 1966”. Acknowledging that parking has been around “for a long time,” Stroud explained that with parking systems there are capital costs, operating costs and maintenance costs, and they also have revenue from parking. , which enter every day.

“It’s not in the report, but is there a way to see the cost-benefit analysis, or even at a very high level of what this work accomplishes…rather than considering that it’s about necessary repairs? Obviously the alternative would be to downgrade the garage and go in a different direction with that money… So maybe the staff could talk about… what’s the income of that garage on an annual basis and then we can compare to cost? he posed.

Paige Agnew, Community Services Commissioner for the City of Kingston, responded first, indicating that she did not have this information in front of her at the time of the meeting.

“We certainly have that broken down by structure in terms of overall parking revenue. I just don’t have that information available to me right now,” she said.

“It’s a shame; it’s hard to make a decision without it,” Stroud replied before quickly moving on to her next question. (Agnew later said she was able to extract the numbers and that “c is approximately $250,000 per year associated that comes from the parking reserve fund”.)

Councilor Peter Stroud asks questions to City of Kingston staff regarding the contract to restore the Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Garage during the Tuesday July 12, 2022 City Council meeting. Paige Agnew, Community Services Commissioner for the City of Kingston (left) and Councilman Jim Neill inset. Image captured on screen.

Pointing out that there was only one bid on the RFP, Stroud asked if the City was able to keep the RFP open or resubmit a new RFP for bids, noting how the work in question is urgent.

Agnew noted that the RFP was actually issued by the facilities department, not her (community services) department, so she couldn’t answer her questions “with 100% certainty,” but said that to receive further bids, the first bidding would have to be canceled and reissued, the caveats being price and time.

After more back and forth between Stroud and Agnew, Jeff Rempel, Director of Facilities and Building Services for the City of Kingston, joined the conversation.

“We only got one responsive bid, the second bidder,” he said, noting that, compared to the estimate the City received from a consultant, “we were very pleased of that number, based on the extended scope they are that we ask them to play.

“[It was u]below what was expected,” Rempel noted, referring to the size of Brook Restoration’s offer. “The price that was received for the breadth of services they provide is a very good price in this market. We could definitely cancel [the RFP, but] we would run the risk of prices going up from what we have now.

Finally, Stroud wondered if this should be a “warning sign” that the bid was lower than expected, thinking, “you wonder if they’ll be able to finish the job with the level of quality you would expect.”

Rempel said city staff interviewed Brook Restoration as part of the negotiation process, asking similar questions of the contractor regarding quality, scope and risk mitigation. “We were very pleased with their responses to this interview,” Rempel concluded.

Currently under emergency construction, the Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Garage shows a clear need for repair, as emergency shoring has been put in place to ensure structural integrity until the on-site restoration project begins. Photo by Josie Vallier.

Councilor Bridget Doherty, representing the Portsmouth Borough, also asked about the contractor’s reputation and ability, wanting to know if the town has worked with Brook Restoration in the past. Rempel explained that the City has indeed worked with this company in the past, and that the contractor is actually the one currently working on the structure of the Robert Bruce Memorial parking garage, performing “emergency shoring” to maintain the stability of the structure pending complete restoration. .

The only other Council member to speak on the issue was Simon Chapelle of the Loyalist-Cataraqui District, who asked if the RFP had only been advertised on, a popular online bidding platform. He also asked if work on the parking structure in question should take place this year, or if it could be postponed until next year in the hope of obtaining “more competitive offers” afterwards.

Desiree Kennedy, the city’s chief financial officer and treasurer, confirmed that the RFP was only posted on Chapelle’s second question remained momentarily unanswered.

“There have been repeated questions from me about the bidding processes and the procurement processes used, which suggests that we are considering using other sources of bidding,” said continued Chapelle. “When you stop ‘Mom and Pop’s Fish and Chips’ for a construction project, I don’t think they’re capable of doing the job,” he said, apparently implying that major municipal projects shouldn’t not be attributed to smaller or less important projects. -experienced companies. “So I think we need to expand our network or just say no to these kinds of projects.”

At that time the vote was called and the recommendation passed by a vote of 11 to 1, Councilor Stroud opposing it. No official timeline for the construction project was provided at the meeting, however, City of Kingston staff said work would begin this summer.

The full meeting can be viewed on the Kingston City Council YouTube channel.

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Love’s Travel Stops New Location in Illinois Adds 70 Parking Spaces

Love’s Travel Stops now serves customers in Monroe Center, Ill., with a stopover that opened Thursday. The store, located on Interstate 39 at exit 111 (16991 East Illinois Route 72), adds 70 truck parking spaces and 55 jobs in Ogle County. (courtesy Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love now serves customers in Monroe Center, Ill., with a stopover that opened Thursday. The store, located on Interstate 39 at exit 111 (16991 East Illinois Route 72), adds 70 truck parking spaces and 55 jobs in Ogle County.

“Love’s continues to open new locations to provide customers with clean, safe places to stop, making summer travel more convenient,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Love’s in Monroe Center is the company’s 32nd location in Illinois, and our team members are excited to help professional truck drivers and four-wheeler customers get back on the road quickly and safely. .”

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

  • Over 12,000 square feet.
  • Godfather’s Pizza and Subway (opening July 18).
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 64 parking spaces.
  • Four RV parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Six showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Fresh cooking concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to Stillman Valley High School.

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Airport Moves Forward With $76 Million Parking Garage Expansion – Indianapolis Business Journal

Plans to expand the $76.6 million parking garage at Indianapolis International Airport are moving forward again, after the project was delayed more than two years by the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority Board in June approved funding for a five-story, 1,500-space addition to the north side of its existing parking structure. About 1,000 of the spaces will be used by car rental companies while the rest will be reserved for daily or hourly parking.

Jarod Klaas, senior director of planning and development at the airport authority, told IBJ that the project would benefit both automakers and general users.

“The benefits are really two-fold,” Klaas said. “Our desire to continue to deliver a world-class experience and convenience really played into” the decision to move the project forward.

Indeed, many car rental companies are expanding their fleets and moving towards more electric vehicles (the airport is separately planning to add chargers to support more electric vehicles). Additionally, the airport faces a shortage of garage space, with at least two floors at or near capacity most days of any given week.

The garage expansion will be connected to the existing facility and designed in a similar fashion, allowing it to blend into the current structure. Because of this, some disruption is expected to occur in the existing facility, such as unavailable spaces in part of the structure during construction, Klaas said.

The addition includes a $14.4 million fifth-level canopy with solar panels that will power the parking lot. In terms of electric vehicles, the airport already has some available for users, but more are expected to be added as part of future improvement projects.

Klaas said long-term conversations about airport parking facilities are underway as part of a master plan, including whether more garages could be added. The airport’s existing car park has 7,100 parking spaces on five floors: 1,200 for rental car fleets and 5,900 for public paid parking.

The airport’s board of directors first approved contracts for the new garage in August 2019, allocating $2.34 million to Indianapolis architectural firm CSO Inc. to design the project. The company also participated in the construction of the airport terminal, which opened in 2008. Around this time, the airport also engaged with Cincinnati-based Messer Construction Co. for project management services.

But the project – originally slated for completion in early 2021 – was put on hold in early 2020 when the pandemic brought the travel industry to a halt. The companies were re-engaged by the airport in late 2021 to complete construction documents and prepare for the start of work, Klaas said.

The garage expansion will be covered by debt service through municipal bonds, which will be repaid using parking fees, which constitute a significant portion of the airport’s revenue. In 2019, the airport generated approximately $59.4 million in parking fees.

Work on the garage is expected to begin by the end of this year and be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

The garage project comes as the airport continues work to completely rebuild one of the airport’s three runways. The $73 million project, which is expected to be completed by late fall, will be the first since the runway was built in 1989. About three-quarters of the $56 million project is funded by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. Program.

The concrete for the rebuilt runway and taxiway will be approximately 22 inches thick and expected to last approximately 40 years. Plans for rebuilding the other two runways, including one of a similar age, will likely come in the next few years, Klaas said.

“We have already started the…capital program to reflect the probable need to make the parallel north [runway] the same way,” he said.

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Man pleads guilty after fatally injuring wife in Salt Lake City International Airport parking lot

Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 13, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A man pleaded guilty to reduced charges after fatally injuring his wife in a parking lot at Salt Lake International Airport on April 4 of this year.

Shawn Christopher Sturgeon, 38, pleaded guilty to:

  • Homicide/motor vehicle homicide, a second-degree felony
  • Domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third degree crime

An additional charge of manslaughter, a second-degree felony, was dropped as part of the plea deal.

The victim was Charlotte Marie Dalton-Sturgeon, 29.

Charlotte Marie Dalton-Sturgeon. Photo: Obituary

The Incident

At 2:39 p.m. on April 4, Salt Lake City police were called to the airport.

“The details were that a woman was run over by a vehicle,” Sturgeon’s probable cause statement reads. “Shawn Sturgeon, his wife Charlotte and their small child were returning to town after a vacation. The incident happened in the short-term parking lot.

“When officers arrived at the scene, they found Charlotte sitting in the front seat of a vehicle near the toll plaza. She was unresponsive but breathing. Charlotte was taken to hospital where she was later treated. declared dead.

Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

Video surveillance obtained from the airport garage showed that prior to the crash, the statement said, Sturgeon placed the child on the right passenger side of the vehicle. Sturgeon then got into the driver’s seat, and then the vehicle’s brake lights came on.

“Charlotte appeared to be sitting in the front passenger seat and then she is seen exiting the vehicle,” Sturgeon’s probable cause statement reads. “She walked to the rear passenger side seat of the vehicle and opened the door as Sturgeon began to reverse. He accelerated sharply and then stopped the car. Charlotte lost her balance during this sudden movement. The vehicle door was still open. Within seconds, Sturgeon slammed on the gas again and backed up quickly.

“You could see Charlotte’s legs flailing as Sturgeon continued to step back. Being dragged caused Charlotte to fall to the ground under the vehicle. Sturgeon then put the vehicle into gear, accelerated forward rapidly and pushed the throttle and quickly onto Charlotte’s body with the right rear passenger tire, leaving a tire print on her body and the weight of the vehicle. causing serious bodily harm to its internal organs. .

“Sturgeon then exited the vehicle screaming and waving his arms and told Charlotte to get into the vehicle, which she did shortly before succumbing to her injuries,” Sturgeon’s probable cause statement reads. .

Officers who arrived noted that Sturgeon appeared drunk and had glassy bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol.

As he was transported to the Utilities Building for an interview, “Sturgeon made several off-the-cuff statements including ‘I ran my wife over’, ‘I killed my wife’ and ‘I accidentally ran her over’. .

Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

Views of Witnesses

Witness statements also revealed that Sturgeon appeared angry with his wife.

A witness “heard screaming and arguing between a man and a woman, later identified as Charlotte and Sturgeon, before observing the vehicle above Charlotte and driving over her. The witness said he “ yelled at Sturgeon not to go anywhere as he filmed what was happening. Sturgeon ignored pleas to stay there and instead left the scene.

A second witness told investigators she was in her car getting ready to leave when she heard a loud noise. She turned around and saw a woman on the ground and saw the car go over her. The witness said he heard Charlotte scream and scream as Charlotte was on the ground.

“The driver then got out of the car and asked the woman (victim) why she had just done this. The man then said, “Now I have to take you to the emergency room,” then he aggressively picked her up and pushed her into the front passenger seat.

“The second witness explained that she saw a woman lying on the ground and then observed a vehicle drive over the body. (Witness 2) heard crying and moaning from the woman. The driver stopped abruptly, then got out of the car yelling at the woman saying, “Are you fucking crazy”, and continued yelling at the woman. The driver then said to the woman (victim): “Get up right now. Get off the ground and get in the car. The woman got up and limped towards the vehicle and the vehicle drove off.

A preliminary toxicology examination showed Sturgeon had a blood alcohol level of 0.13. In Utah, the legal limit for intoxication is 0.05.

An autopsy performed on 29-year-old Charlotte Sturgeon revealed that her death was caused by blunt trauma, the statement said, adding that “Charlotte’s pulmonary artery had been severed and her liver lacerated.”


The felony/vehicular homicide conviction carries a maximum penalty of 1 to 15 years (with no minimum penalty) in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Domestic violence in the presence of a child carries a maximum penalty of zero to 5 years in prison with a fine of $5,000.

Thus, during his conviction, not yet planned, Sturgeon risks zero to 20 years in prison.

Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department
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4th Street parking garage has unused capacity, based on midway through 2022 data – The B Square

The new public parking lot at 4th and Walnut streets, which opened in late August 2021, has a lot of unused capacity.

This is based on entry/exit and occupancy data for the first half of 2022, which was provided to The B Square by the City of Bloomington in response to a registration request.

For the first six months of 2022, peak garage occupancy occurred on June 22 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., when 315 cars were parked in the garage, based on numbers provided by the city. The most typical peak occupancy for a weekday is around 150 cars.

Reports generated by the parking system software show the capacity of the garage at 500 spaces, but during the design and approval phase of the garage, the number was set at 537 spaces. A manual count by B Square this week put the total number of seats at 560.

Based on 560 seats, a typical peak occupancy of 150 people on any given day equates to around 27%. A conventional parking industry benchmark is that an occupancy rate of 85% is perceived as full.

The garage replaced by the newly built structure, because it was structurally failing, had 352 spaces.

The figures confirm some expected trends.

In the morning, the garage starts to fill up mainly with customers who have a monthly permit (contracted parking lots), as opposed to people who pay to park on an hourly basis. The cost is $0.50 per hour, half the cost of powering a meter to park on the street. The cost of a permit depends on whether the space is reserved, but it’s at least $107 per month.

After 5:00 p.m., people who park by the hour (or “transient parkers”) outnumber those who use a permit to enter the garage. This is consistent with the idea that during the day, it is people who drive to work who park in the garage, and in the evening, people who park there do so on an ad hoc basis.

Many monthly permit holders work at businesses located in the Fountain Square Mall, which is connected to the garage to the north by an overhead walkway.

According to Bloomington Parking Services, the number of monthly permit holders for each of the first six months of 2022 averaged about 280: (Per month: 262, 264, 320, 292, 279, and 280.)

Measured by week, the garage shows slightly higher figures from the end of March. This would be consistent with the closure of certain sections of Kirkwood Avenue at this time, to allow more dining out. But that doesn’t necessarily mean drivers who parked on Kirkwood Avenue until it closed now choose to park in the 4th Street garage.

Duration data – how long each vehicle has been in the garage – was not part of the records requested by The B Square.

Entry/exit reports extracted from Amano McGann’s parking lot equipment were provided to The B Square in the form of 180 separate Excel spreadsheets, one for each day in the first half of the year. The B Square has confirmed with a representative of Evens Time Parking Control, which is the Amano McGann Inc. service provider for the Bloomington portion of the country, that there is no standard way to extract a single set of data for input/output data.

The B Square counts among its readers some who have the technical skills to quickly combine 180 spreadsheets into a single table. Here is a link to this table: 4th Street Garage Parking Data Excel Table.

[The fields t_entry and t_exit are for transient parkers. The fields c_entry and c_exit are for contract parkers. Fields with the word “total” indicate occupancy.]


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Fredericton creates 45 parking spaces to encourage travel on the pedestrian bridge

A popular section of a multi-use trail in Fredericton is getting a facelift and more parking.

But not everyone is convinced that creating dozens of new spaces to park cars is the right move to encourage more people to use the trail.

City crews are working on a project to create 45 parking spaces along Station Road on the north side, as well as planting flowers and shrubs to create what the city calls a ‘living wall’ at the edge of the fairway past the north end of the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge.

According to city traffic engineer Tyson Aubie, the parking spaces will accommodate trail users and allow easier access for travel on the pedestrian bridge.

The parking spaces could have a small positive impact on reducing the number of people driving north to south of the Saint John River, said Benoît LeBlanc, president of the Fredericton Active Transportation Coalition.

But the city’s efforts would be better served improving overall cycling infrastructure or creating a North Side hub for bus services, he said.

Benoit LeBlanc, president of the Fredericton Trails Coalition, said parking spaces might have a small positive impact, but it would be better if the city improved cycling infrastructure to make it safer to cycle to the pedestrian bridge. (Zoom/CTF)

“Improving cycling accessibility to the bridge will likely do a lot more in terms of increasing the number of bridge crossings, if that is their goal,” he said.

“If their goal is to help a few people in their cars, I guess they’ll achieve that goal, but I’m not sure it serves the community as a whole.”

Improved bridge access

The nearby Carleton Park boat ramp has long served as a parking lot for people wishing to access the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge from the north side.

And last year the city added 20 parking spaces along Union Street in front of the same park.

Work is underway by the City of Fredericton to create new spaces on Station Road, as well as the installation of a retaining wall on which to grow plants. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

The idea with the 45 spaces created on Station Road is to give better access to the bridge for people with reduced mobility, Aubie said.

“It was above all a priority because [the walking bridge] wasn’t as accessible to users as it could have been,” he said.

“Let’s say you were mobility impaired, there wasn’t really a way for you to pull out, park somewhere, and then get on the trail,” he said, adding that three of the spaces will be accessible parking spaces.

Tyson Aubie, traffic engineer at the city, said the 45 spaces will provide better accessibility to the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge for people with reduced mobility. (Zoom/CTF)

Aubie said people were already using the land along Station Road to park informally, but it was not being done “efficiently”.

In addition to people with reduced mobility, Aubie said, parking spots are being created for people who might feel like they live too far away to cycle or walk from their house to the bridge, but don’t want to get to the city center by car.

“It’s a great place to park in the morning, hop on your bike, bike across the rail bridge, get to work. It allows more people to use it.”

The flower and shrub wall being constructed along Station Road will be designed to resemble that which has already been constructed further south along the embankment from the trail. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

Aubie said improving the city’s overall cycling infrastructure to make it safer to cycle from other areas to the trails is also a priority, but he didn’t give a timeline for any improvements other than to cite the ongoing project to add bike lanes to Brookside Drive. .

“It’s really high on our list of priorities, but in many cases if we don’t completely dig the road in for some distinct reason, it’s hard to justify tearing down a perfectly good street for [create bike lanes].”

Aubie said work on Station Road is expected to be completed in September.

It is one of 15 construction projects City of Fredericton work this summer.

Fears of “chaotic” traffic

Patricia Ward uses the trail often as it is a short walk from her home on Barker Street.

She said she thinks the trail could benefit from 15-20 parking spots, but thinks 45 is too much.

Patricia Ward lives close to Barker Street and says she’s worried traffic in her neighborhood will get ‘chaotic’ with so many new parking spaces. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

“It’s nice to have extra parking spaces but really, I think it’s going to be a little chaotic in some ways with a lot of people,” she said.

Denis Gallant likes to walk the trail during his lunch hour while at work, and he said he thinks the extra parking spots are a good thing.

“Not everyone lives in town, so if you want people to come to town and walk and enjoy the facilities, you have to give them a place to park,” he said.

Loss of trail visitor center

Part of the work to create the new parking spaces involved removing the building that once housed the City Trail Visitor Center.

City spokesman Shasta Stairs said the city donated it to St. Mary’s First Nation.

Kandise Brown, spokesperson for the Fredericton Trails Coalition, said the group typically hires summer students to work in the building and provide directions to trail users.

However, summer 2019 was the last time the center was open.

Earth marks the area along the Nashwaak Trail where the Visitor Center stood before it was removed as part of work to create 45 parking spaces on Station Road. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

“From what I understand, some of the services that were offered by the coalition at the time in terms of, you know, basically like tourist information, are either duplicated by the city tourist information at the city ​​hall, or replaced by cellphones and GPS, so it wasn’t really a great use of resources,” Brown said.

Brown said the coalition recently held a community engagement session and there was general support among attendees for another center to be established in a different location.

“So we’re in a listening phase and trying to think about what might be helpful, and what we’ve heard from, you know, from the neighborhood is that lights are helpful, signage is helpful, maps are useful.”

Brown said the Trails Coalition is fine with the Station Road project, but said she would also like to see the streets improved with better cycling infrastructure to make it safer for people to cycle onto the trails. .

“I think there’s a lot of work to be done to make these connections between streets and pathways, to make them feel really safe and inviting for cyclists and pedestrians, but I still think that, you know , every step forward is positive.”

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The Santa Cruz Parking Lot Mistake: It Would Undermine the Library Project and Make Affordable Housing More Difficult

Santa Cruz City voters deviated from historic election trends in June by defeating Measure F, which sought to add a half cent to the municipal sales tax. This is the first sales or property tax to fail in the past 40 years. By comparison, in 2018, 72% of Santa Cruz voters passed a sales tax increase.

What explains this change?

Rick Longinotti, Chair of the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation

Rick Longinotti, Chairman of Campaign for sustainable transport

(courtesy of Rick Longinotti)

A survey commissioned by the city before the city council that placed the sales tax on the June ballot says, “33% [of respondents] said they would be much more likely to oppose the measure because “we can’t trust the city council to deliver on its promise to use the money properly unless the tax measure specifically says how the ‘money must be used’.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel editorial endorsed the No to Vote F vote, stating, “Many voters and residents are still angry about the 2016 Measure S County tax that led to the planned multi-project library for the downtown. We called for a follow-up vote on this draft, as the original measure said nothing about such a plan and many residents remain convinced that they were misled by the measure.

The Sentinel refers to the city’s proposal for a new downtown library with a 310-space parking structure and potentially more than 100 affordable housing units.

I agree with Sentinel’s assessment.

The City’s promotion of parking does not meet good governance standards.

In December 2016, city staff presented a proposal for a new parking structure to city council without key information. Specifically, they presented a plan for a five-level parking structure without waiting for the results of the Strategic downtown parking plan – which NelsonNygaard Consultants conducted under a $100,000 contract with the city.

When NelsonNygaard submitted his report, city staff never presented it to city council for consideration. The contract called for a presentation to the board. It never happened. The report was also never on the board’s agenda.

I believe it is because the report did not recommend a new parking structure. Instead, it says, “The most fiscally prudent approach to meeting the additional demand: modernize parking management and better align parking prices with the cost of building and maintaining the system. »

On a 4-2 vote, council approved the concept of a parking structure, without the benefit of this crucial information.

The lack of transparency on the garage continues.

The city ​​reports council could approve mixed-use project in 2023, which will begin construction in 2024. However, there will be no construction unless the garage can obtain bond financing. And there are no bond agencies that will extend credit to the city’s downtown parking district if it cannot show annual revenue to pay the bond debt.

The city budget shows that in fiscal year 2022, the pandemic-affected downtown parking district’s deficit was $4 million, which is huge compared to the size of its expenditures of just over $8 million.

For 2023, the City forecasts a deficit of $2.6 million. There is no estimate of when the parking district will make ends meet, let alone generate the $2.9 million surplus according to city staff is required to make bond payments.

This surplus may never occur, because parking demand tends to decline in urban areas due, in part, to Uber and Lyft. Santa Cruz is no exception.

In 2019, parking advisor Patrick Siegmann told City Council, “Downtown Santa Cruz parking demand is down 10% from its 2008 peak.” The city council has already doubled parking rates from 2019. There is no quick fix to make city center parking profitable.

I believe that our community’s best hope for the upcoming construction of downtown housing is the Our Downtown, Our Future election measure, which modify the general plan to “require, where possible, that certain designated parcels within the Downtown Plan Area of ​​the City of Santa Cruz…be developed with affordable housing at all times, with parking permitted on the ground floor …”

These plots are currently municipal parking lots. The general plan would also recognize City Lot 4 (Cedar St. where the Farmers’ Market meets) as “the preferred long-term location of the downtown Farmers’ Market as well as other public fairs and events… This policy priority will not specifically prevent the development of affordable housing and associated uses on Lot 4.”

Without the cornerstone of funding a parking garage, the process of developing city housing on these downtown lots becomes simpler.

Opponents of the Our Town Center initiative embrace the false premise that we cannot have affordable housing while creating a permanent home for our beloved Farmer’s Market on an enhanced community commons on Cedar Street.

Fortunately, we can do both.

Rick Longinotti is Chairman of the Campaign for sustainable transport, which aims to reduce our community’s reliance on car travel by making it safe and convenient to get around without a private car. Rick is a marriage and family therapist and a former electrical contractor. He has lived in Santa Cruz for 33 years.

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Government Center Parking Garage Demolition to Resume – NECN

Demolition of the Government Center parking lot in downtown Boston is set to resume on Monday, nearly four months after a deadly collapse.

Road closures at the demolition site are expected to be in effect until Labor Day.

“It seems to be some kind of cursed project,” said Mike Werner, who usually walks under the Congress Street garage on his way to work.

Demolition of the Government Center parking lot in downtown Boston is set to resume on Monday, nearly four months after a deadly collapse.

The garage was being demolished as part of a $1.5 billion development project. Work was suspended after part of the ninth floor collapsed on March 26, killing Peter Monsini, a 51-year-old wrecker who was driving a construction vehicle.

“In my mind, the sooner they can get rid of this thing and have it demolished, get all the dodgy beams out of the tunnels,” Werner said, “the better.”

Crews will return to Boston’s Government Center Garage to resume demolition months after a deadly collapse.

As work continued on Monday, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said the investigation is continuing as prosecutors await a final report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For its part, OSHA said Monday it is continuing to investigate and has no timeline for when it will complete its investigation.

“I think it’s a big mess,” Orlando Abreu said Monday as he left work. “I grew up here, I saw this building, it’s a mess, it’s a big mess.”

The collapse that killed Monsini reportedly caused structural damage to rail tunnels under the garage, prompting the MBTA to announce a temporary suspension of rail service in June.

Extent of demolition work, starting July 11. (Courtesy of HYM Investment Group LLC)

HYM Investment Group, the company behind the Bullfinch Crossing project, said it was ready to resume operations on Monday.

Project-related road closures began on Sunday, leaving drivers and pedestrians to experience the new routes.

Temporary routes for vehicles and pedestrians, from July 10. (Courtesy of HYM Investment Group LLC)

The section of Congress and Merrimack streets that runs under the garage will be closed for about two months, diverting traffic around the block.

“It’s pretty new. I’ve been walking under it for a while,” said Julian Rossello. “It’s definitely embarrassing, but I understand, with what’s going on with the demolition of the parking lot.”

“Maybe that [will] take me five more minutes,” said LingXi Yen. “It’s a small inconvenience, not a lot.”

A call for a “dangerous and unstable work site” was issued at this same construction site at the Government Center garage in January 2022.

In addition to the road closure, a section of Sudbury Street will be changed from a one-way street to a two-way street until the demolition is complete.

With respect to the MBTA, no impact to bus and train service at Haymarket station is anticipated.

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Dealing with parking problems | News, Sports, Jobs

It’s been more than two months since the Center Wheeling parking garage closed due to structural issues that surfaced during work on the adjacent Valley Professional building, which will soon be the new home of the Wheeling Police Department.

The garage, which once served as the main parking spot for workers and visitors to the Ohio Valley Medical Center, needed to undergo much-needed repairs before its closure, estimated to be worth millions of dollars. Plans for the structure are currently unknown, meaning it will likely remain closed for the foreseeable future.

“We don’t have all the numbers yet,” City Manager Robert Herron told our reporter last week when asked for an update.

Leaving the structure closed adds to the concern that many in Wheeling have over a number of issues. It adds to the feeling that when things break in Wheeling — downtown streets and the Market Street Bridge are two examples — they’re never fixed.

Let the public know the status of the garage and what will be done. It’s the least the city should do for a taxpayer-owned structure.

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Stop turning parking lots into shops


Many letters were published in The Shillong Times and other newspapers and there was endless discussion of the growing traffic problems and shortage of car parks in the capital city of Shillong. As discussions and deliberations continue, an unpleasant “change of use” is taking place in the few parking spaces that have been created in previous years. All of these car parks were previously built by the Department of Urban Affairs to deal with the on-street parking that was rampant in the city.
Things are changing for the worse today. Take the example of the parking space that was created in Dhankheti. Today more of the parking lot has been taken up by shops and very little space is left for parking. In the car park opposite the main branch of the State Bank of India, new stores are added almost every month. In the end, if the powers that be get their way, there will be no more space to park. Two years ago, there were only three or four stores in this parking lot. Today, shops have settled all along the border. Even now, the construction of new stores seems to be underway. No consideration for the structural safety of the building or how it affects public and vehicular traffic or where the liquid discharge goes. We will dread going into the basement. It looks more like a den of criminals.
Take the case of the parking space near Mahavir Park, you have to see it to believe it. For the namesake, public toilets have been built but the use is more commercial in nature. In fact, it looks like a store selling groceries inside the toilet. A few dilapidated looking shops have also been built right in the middle and God knows for what purpose. The same goes for the car parks at Khlieh Iewduh, opposite Anjalee Cinema, Mawlong Hat and other car parks, all of which are gradually being converted to commercial use. Nobody can guess how such a “change of use” occurs and how the authorities concerned turn a blind eye.
There had always been a demand to convert parking lots into shops in the hope of creating jobs, but common sense had prevailed before. Now, however, it appears to be a different story. There seems to be no objection from anywhere to such actions which run counter to the public interest. It’s more like a complete surrender to the powers that be by the relevant departments resulting in a free-for-all. If the government of the day has not learned from the experience of the shopping complex in the parking lot of Police Bazar and still wants to continue the failed job creation policy by building shops everywhere, it may very well do the same in the New Shillong area instead of destroying the limited infrastructure available in the city today.
In case the government of the day has a sense of responsibility towards its citizens and cares about the future of the town, it would do well to remove all encroachments from public places in Shillong and instead create other opportunities in New Shillong which appears to be developing into another government township with no provision for the public.

yours, etc.,



Pathetic road conditions in Upper Shillong


Through your newspaper, I would like to raise a serious complaint about the pitiful and extremely bad condition of certain sections of the Shillong-Milliem-Nongstoin road. One part is at Sawmer, Upper Shillong, and the other part is near the trijunction area at Hynniewmer (just before reaching the junction point from Shillong to Mylliem or Nongstoin), which has caused huge inconvenience to commuters daily life and which is also dangerous for vehicles. fold over. These particular stretches of the road are full of potholes and are rough terrain. During the rainy season, these portions are flooded and cause huge passage problems. The fact that these are on a national road is another very disappointing fact.
By this letter, we, the citizens, demand that the PWD Roads (National Highway Division) or other relevant central/state road department immediately initiate repairs to the roads, failing which the concerned citizens will be forced to address to the High Court. We also urge the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Shillong, to follow this issue closely.

yours, etc.,

Ardor Hynniewta


Despair of those affected by the floods


Flood-affected Barak Valley passengers in Assam have been without proper rail and road connection for weeks. The union and state governments know that for an essential flight requiring 25 to 28 minutes between Guwahati and Silchar, private airlines charge Rs 6,200 to Rs 24,000 per passenger for a one-way trip. For a very limited short period, the Chief Minister of Assam arranged special low cost flights, but this facility is no longer available today.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, PMO, CM (Assam) and the administration are just spectators. This is an indirect support to the operation by different airlines at a time when the situation warrants frequent low cost flights between the Guwahati-Silchar and Kolkata-Silchar sectors.
We call on the government to intervene strictly in the matter to bring the cost down to Rs 4000 for the short flight between Silchar-Guwahati until regular trains are restored. A similar action is requested for air tickets between Silchar and Kolkata on the same grounds. Additional flights in both sectors are essential to alleviate public suffering under the Act East policy of the Government of India and the Ministry of Development of the North East Region (MDoNER).
Your kind urgent intervention is requested.

yours, etc.,

Professor Dilip Kumar Dey

General secretary,

Pro-active Senior Citizens’ Forum, (An apolitical organization of senior citizens)


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Demolition of Government Center parking lot to resume – NBC Boston

Demolition of Boston’s Government Center garage is set to resume next week, shutting down part of Congress Street for the rest of the summer.

The portion of Congress Street below the garage will be closed from July 10 through Labor Day to allow demolition of the garage to safely resume, developer HYM Construction said in a statement on Tuesday.

Extent of demolition work, from July 11. (Courtesy of HYM Investment Group LLC)

The closure is part of previously planned work, HYM said. Demolition work is expected to resume on July 11.

While this section of Congress Street is closed, Sudbury Street will change from a one-way street to a two-way street to alleviate traffic issues.

No impact to MBTA service in the region is expected.

Temporary roads for vehicles and pedestrians, from July 10. (Courtesy of HYM Investment Group LLC)

HYM said the demolition plans had been reviewed by inspectors and engineers and the company had been cleared to resume work. They said there was no fear that the columns under the garage could pose a safety hazard as they had recently been reinforced.

“The resumption of work on the Government Center Garage is being conducted with the utmost respect for strict industry protocol, ensuring the safety of our workers and the public is a priority at all times,” the company said.

At this stage, no night work is planned.

Congress Street is expected to reopen to the public after Labor Day, but HYM said future demolition work will be required.

Demolition of the garage has been on hold since March 26, when several floors collapsed, killing a construction worker.

Peter Monsini, 51, from Easton, was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle which rolled over the side of the barn when the structure collapsed, falling from a significant height. He was found under a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.

Monsini was the single father of a 17-year-old son, his family said.

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate his death.

A call for a “dangerous and unstable work site” was issued at this same construction site at the Government Center garage in January 2022.

Less than two weeks ago, the MBTA was forced to suspend Green Line and Orange Line service after it discovered that at least one support column under the Government Center garage was “severely deteriorated” due to years of water damage.

Service was allowed to resume a few days later after the support column was reinforced.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Parking is a problem for commissioners

HOLMES BEACH — Parking always creates problems for city commissioners.

Commissioners reignited a conversation about banning parking garages in the city during a June 28 business session. Unfortunately for them, that conversation got a little murky when they started looking at offsite and business parking regulations that force drivers to back up on busy roads.

At the urging of Mayor Judy Titsworth, commissioners agreed to move the ordinance to first reading for further discussion and review due to a shortened meeting schedule for the summer.

The discussion began with a discussion about banning multi-level parking structures, or garages, in the city. Multi-level parking garages are not currently an approved use in any Holmes Beach zoning district, but may be approved through a special exception. If the proposed settlement is enacted, the special exceptions approval pathway would be lost. While the commissioners are not opposed to covered parking, the draft ordinance states that parking can only take place on the ground floor. It does not prohibit housing or business on the second floor.

If it passes two public hearings and votes by commissioners, the proposed ban on parking garages would derail Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge’s plans to sue a parking garage.

When the subject was previously raised at a Holmes Beach commission working session, Van Ostenbridge took to the podium during public comments to warn city commissioners of the proposed ban, saying he planned to submit a proposal for parking in the county. -owned public beach. He left before the discussion started but told Titsworth he was listening to the meeting on Zoom.

While the commissioners were able to agree on the issue of parking, the discussion got a bit derailed when they ventured into other points, including how and where to allow off-site parking for businesses. City Attorney Erica Augello warned commissioners that any changes to current offsite parking regulations will affect existing businesses and commercial properties if those properties undergo major renovations or need to be rebuilt.

Augello noted that paid parking is already banned in all areas of the city.

In an additional discussion about parking, Police Chief Bill Tokajer said city leaders have spoken with representatives from Hancock Whitney Bank. During this conversation, he said that while bank officials were willing to pursue the beach parking deal with the city, they were unhappy with the arrangement, causing problems for bank customers.

He said the tow zone signs placed on the grounds by the bank were causing confusion for bathers and the parking lot was not well used by visitors. Tokajer recommended against attempting to re-establish a beach parking arrangement with the bank.

“I can’t find a compelling reason to reopen it,” commissioner Terry Schaefer said of the lot. He added that the city does not benefit Manatee County by opening the lot to after-hours beachgoers and that insurance for parking costs the city money.

“I think the bank has done a very good public service to our island and our visitors,” Commissioner Jayne Christenson said. “I congratulate them.”

The Stewards elected not to proceed with the attempt to renew the parking contract.

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We make up to £16,000 per FORTNIGHT of parking spots flogged – that’s easy money

Residents of THRIFTY earn a small fortune flogging parking spots in their driveways during the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Landlords in affluent south London charge up to £65 a day for a coveted spot near the All England Club, meaning those with the biggest properties can rake in £16,000 in just 14 days.


John Lloyd charges between £20 and £30 for a place on his recordCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Wimbledon is full of signs directing drivers to private parking spaces


Wimbledon is full of signs directing drivers to private parking spacesCredit: Kevin Dunnett

Terry Moore, who has lived in the area with his wife of 47 years, is earning just over a grand over the two-week Championships.

But neighbors who have room for 15 vehicles to park on their lot can earn a lot more.

The 76-year-old, who has only attended one game as he prefers to watch the action on TV, said: “I’ve been doing this for about eight years and it’s very popular.

“People can book ahead or I’ll stand in my way with a sign until someone walks past.

“Sometimes people line up for a seat, other times I have to wait an hour or two.”

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Terry, who charges £20 a day, added: “I keep the money.

“If I charged more I would probably give it to charity, but I charge less than my neighbors who charge £30 and £40.

“Over the two weeks I will probably earn around £1,000.

“I’m going to Amsterdam in August so it will pay for that – and a present for the wife.”

Further down the leafy suburban street of Terry is a mother-of-two who rents out five or six spaces in her driveway for £30 a day.

The owner, who has lived in the area with her partner and two sons for 30 years, said: “My neighbors charge £40 but I charge less.

“What I do varies, but I don’t need to advertise as I’m usually very busy.”

The woman, from Pakistan, who did not want to give her name, added: “At first we weren’t doing this, but five or six years ago I started and I can use this money well. .”

While most locals say they earn modest sums, those with the biggest homes can take in big bucks.

A homeowner stood with a clipboard and a pen in front of his sprawling detached house where 15 cars were already parked.

He declined to give his name or reveal exactly how much he charges, but two women who had just left their keys with his pal said they paid £65 for 24 hours.

There was space for at least three other vehicles, meaning the guy could earn up to £16,000 over the two weeks if he charged the same rate at 18 cars a day.

I’m going to Amsterdam in August so it will pay for that, and a present for the wife.

Terry Moore

One of the women, who had just left her car, said: “We paid £65 which we thought was pretty good.

“When we tried to book parking elsewhere there were lots of different prices, even up to £150 a day.

“Apparently they go very, very fast, so we just wanted to get it straightened out. Also, we’re only a three-minute walk from the courts.”

While it’s completely legitimate to rent out space on your property, there are a few things you need to consider first.

Be sure to check with your home insurance provider, in case this invalidates your policy. You may need to purchase additional coverage to protect yourself in case someone causes damage while parking.

Don’t forget the tax department either. You can earn £1,000 a year before paying tax by renting space on your land, such as your driveway, carport or garage.

This is due to something called the property allowance, which resets with each new tax year’s stat on April 6.

But any profits you make above this amount must be declared to HMRC through a self-assessment tax return.


Many of those who rent parking spaces pocket the money for themselves, but many also donate their proceeds to charity.

John Lloyd has lived in Wimbledon with his wife for 40 years and has rented his car for 30 years.

The retired conference interpreter said: “We’ve been busy every day so far, mostly with regular clients.

“I believe All England charge £35, but I charge less than that.

“It’s always a maximum of £30, often £25, but it depends on who it is and the brand of car.

“The smaller the better so I can fit in more and they are easier to move around.”

The 86-year-old, who speaks Russian, French and German, added: “All the money I earn goes to good causes, as it does for a lot of locals, but not everyone. .

“Charitable donations will be well into the four figures.

“As my son has autism, we donate a lot of the money to the National Autistic Society, as well as various animal charities.

“My wife cares a lot about birds, so we also donate the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.”

Another woman, who rents out space on her record for £30 a day, also said she donates the money she earns to charity.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I am sponsoring a student at Nottingham Trent University and the money is funding his summer to do guided research into malnutrition.

“The university has a fairly high proportion of less privileged students, so they apply for this award and this money covers their fees.

“I’ve been doing this for about 28 years and have donated to various causes.”

Some residents donate the money they earn to charity while others keep it for themselves


Some residents donate the money they earn to charity while others keep it for themselvesCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A house charging £40 a day


A house charging £40 a dayCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Some landlords offer all-day and overnight parking


Some landlords offer all-day and overnight parkingCredit: Kevin Dunnett

The owner, who has lived at Wimbledon since 1987, added: “I can fit 10 cars on my ride, 11 if they’re small, so I usually earn between £2,500 and £3,000.

“But this year won’t be the same because they redirected all the traffic.

“We have the miserable buses going by. Apparently they changed the system.

“We used to get streams of traffic here, but now they’ve sent it elsewhere.

“There’s not really competition between the neighbors because we all have our regulars.

“Many people have been coming to see me for years and years.”

The secondary hustle and bustle is so lucrative that some locals even employ people to sit on their records and take money from Wimbledon goers for them.

One man, who said he worked the gates of the house where he was stationed every year, said: ‘I charge £25 but some people charge a lot more. It’s very popular.

The official Wimbledon Championships car park costs tennis fans £35 a day, but spaces are ‘strictly limited’.

There’s also the option to “park and ride” for £15 a day, but it’s like a bus ride away from the action.

Parking prices elsewhere in the area, where the average house costs £622,579 compared to the UK average of £278,000, vary – and there is stiff competition for bays too.

No less than 500,000 people attend the tournament over the two weeks, with a daily ground capacity of 42,000 spectators.

This year’s championships started on June 27 and will end on July 10.

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Elsewhere in the UK, families are also earning a fortune by renting parking spaces at the Glastonbury Festival.

Rich Rayner, 64, grabbed a field just 10 minutes’ walk from the world famous site in 1992 and is now earning £30,000 in a week.

The official Wimbledon Championships parking lot is


Official Wimbledon Championships parking is ‘strictly limited’Credit: Kevin Dunnett
Another house offering private parking spaces


Another house offering private parking spacesCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A house with room for a car donates money to Unicef


A house with room for a car donates money to UnicefCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Some houses can accommodate up to 18 cars


Some houses can accommodate up to 18 carsCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Tennis fans arriving at the tournament in South London


Tennis fans arriving at the tournament in South LondonCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A sign for more charity parking in the area


A sign for more charity parking in the areaCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Official parking costs £35 per day


Official parking costs £35 per dayCredit: Kevin Dunnett

What to pay attention to when renting your car

BEFORE you dive in and start renting parking spaces in your car, you need to do a few checks first:

1. If you don’t own your home, check to see if your landlord is okay with you renting the space.

2. Check whether renting your parking space will invalidate your home insurance – this may increase your insurance risk and therefore your premium, or you may need a separate liability policy.

3. Check how payments are made through rental sites. It’s best to withdraw money as soon as possible to protect your money should the worst happen and the business goes bankrupt.

4. Check if you have to declare your income. Property Allowance allows you to earn £1,000 a year by renting out your driveway, but you will need to notify the Inland Revenue of any profit over this amount.

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Fire in North West London car park deemed suspicious

Police believe a fire in an underground car park that filled the north-west London air with thick smoke may have been deliberately started.

Fire crews were called to the parking lot of an apartment building at 50 Capulet Lane near Beaverbrook Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Several people had called 911 to report heavy smoke visible over several blocks.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and no injuries were reported.

A damage estimate has not yet been released.

“The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature and the investigation has been entrusted to members of the London Police Service’s Street Crime Unit, with assistance from the London Fire Service and the Office of the fire marshal,” London police said.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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How should Norwalk redesign the Yankee Doodle parking lot?

NORWALK — The city is seeking public comment on the Yankee Doodle Garage renovation designs.

The city held a public event this week at the Wall Street District parking lot for community members to view the proposed paint colors and remodeling of the structure and discuss what they want to see done with the area.

Nearly two dozen people attended the event with various stations showcasing design options, including a virtual reality headset allowing attendees to view potential garage designs, said Jim Travers, transportation manager, Norwalk mobility and parking.

“We got good guidelines from people who were there to set up. We’re going through some of the notes tonight,” Travers said Wednesday morning. “We really heard the desire to have it look nicer and the lower level brighter. We are looking at putting a canopy over the entrance and exits and seeing how to increase the lighting there. We have heard a lot about lighting.

Two main designs offered to public opinion are to cut the concrete ribs of the first floor of the garage, brighten and open up the space. Both designs paint the exterior of the garage in different shades of blue or paint the building in rainbow colors, Travers said.

With both designs, the garage will receive a pressure wash before work begins and the removal of the first floor ribs, Travers said. There is no cost difference between the two models, he said.

Both designs also plan to paint the interior of each level a different color, which will make it easier for people to remember where they parked, Travers said. The project is expected to cost between $1.2 million and $1.3 million, he said.

“It was the most profitable. the others we were hiding the ribs,” Travers said. “We avoid long-term maintenance costs for the ribs and take advantage of what’s here instead of hiding.”

Since the garage, which was built in 1975, is somewhat underutilized, closing several parts at once for construction does not pose a major problem for operations, Travers said.

After gathering feedback on potential garage upgrades, the city intends to post an online survey next week to finalize design plans, Travers said.

The survey will remain open for several weeks, depending on the response rate from the public, and along with the two paint options, different landscaping and lighting designs will be chosen, Travers said.

“I think our wish is that we go through the design process towards the end of this year, and we would go out to bid, choosing a contractor to start in the spring,” Travers said. “With any luck, we’ll start construction in the spring and finish in the fall of next year. This brings us in line with what we see to intersect Belden and Mott.

The garage design plans are part of a larger project, presented to the public in mid-June, reinvigorating the Wall Street district, including rebuilding the intersection outside the Wall Street Library and Theater , widening the neighborhood’s sidewalks and improving the neighborhood’s appearance.

The Yankee Doodle and Wall Street events were designed to involve the public in the decision-making process, city spokeswoman Michelle Woods Matthews said.

“Wall Street’s launch goal was to be interactive with the community, transparent, and to really engage with it right away,” Woods Matthews said. “So we had the same goals for this event.”

Flyers for the public inquiry will be posted in the Wall Street area in the coming weeks, along with online outreach related to the inquiry.

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