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Wink from Pscl to the transport hub, multi-level car parks | Patna News

A pedestrian subway under construction near Patna Junction

PATNA: People will be relieved from heavy traffic congestion on Station Road as board members of Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL) on Monday passed the proposal to construct a two-story multi-modal transport building on more than 10 acres of land in the former Bakri Bazaar area as part of the station redevelopment project. The facility would serve as a terminal or depot for city buses, autorickshaws and private taxis.
The estimated cost for the G+2 multimodal transport hub is around Rs 66 crore. A pedestrian metro is under construction to link Patna Junction with a multi-level car park and the proposed multi-modal transport building. The metro and the redevelopment of the multi-level car park near Buddha Smriti Park are part of the project.
PSCL has also approved the proposed construction of multi-level parking lots at eight locations in the city to reduce random parking on the roads. The eight locations are Gandhi Maidan Road, Exhibition Road, Fraser Road, Station Road, Budh Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, East Boring Canal Road and Boring Road. In addition, pedestrian bridges will be constructed near Gola Road Mor, RPS Mor, Patna Zoo (Gate Number 1), Sheikhpura Mor, Vidyut Bhawan, Visvesvaraya Bhawan, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bhootnath Road crossing and Kumhrar crossing, so people can cross the road without any hassle.
PSCL board members approved a total of 13 schemes including installation of LED display on the roof of Bihar Museum, beautification of flyovers, bridges and roundabouts and construction of a biodiversity park near Digha Ghat. A yoga and naturopathy center will also be established at the biodiversity park.
The Maurya Tower will be developed as a nine-storey building with the facilities of a rooftop garden, food court and parking lot. Under the flyover beautification project, PSCL selected Chiraiyatand flyover, R-Block-Beerchand flyover and Atal Path-Hatali Mor Bridge.
GPO, Fraser Road, Income Tax, Railway Station, Ramgoolam Chowk, Chiraiyatand, Dinkar, Premchand Rangshala, McDowell and Rajendra Nagar golambar are some of the roundabouts to be beautified.

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A car park close to becoming a reality in Fondren

The developers of a 500-space parking lot, 200 apartments, and possibly some retail and dining spaces in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood have taken a small step forward in their mixed-use project.

Jason Watkins, one of the developers involved, said the project will strengthen the economic center of Fondren.

The plan addresses parking and housing, which are important to the continued success of Fondren’s business district, and does more, said Rebecca Garrison, executive director of Fondren Renaissance.

“It extends the footprint of the business district to the west where there are more opportunities for residential and mixed-use redevelopment,” she said.

The City of Jackson Planning Board recommended at its July 27 meeting that City Council approve the rezoning of 3012, 3016, 3024, 3032, 3038, and 3046 Oxford Ave. and 510, 518 and 524 Mitchell Ave. in Urban Town Center. Current zoning ranges from R-4 to Village Urbain.

The planning board also recommended that the council grant a special use permit for the nine parcels on Oxford Avenue and Mitchell Avenue plus 3009 N. State Street.

City Council will vote on the planning board’s recommendation at its August 15 meeting.

Watkins, one of the developers who is part of Whitney Place LLC, said the zoning change would align this stretch along Oxford Avenue and Mitchell Avenue with the Urban Downtown zoning designation for the rest of the center. – town of Fondren. “It would give us a set of (zoning) rules to follow,” he said.

Whitney Place LLC owns or has all nine buildings under contract, Watkins said. All are currently rental duplexes, some vacant and some rented. Rental duplexes represent a change from the days when structures were owner-occupied and primarily single-family dwellings.

Architects are still determining where the apartments would be located on the site, but some of those duplexes could be demolished, Watkins said.

“It really depends on what architects and apartment developers come up with as the best layout,” he said.

The apartments, which would be on par with the District Lofts, The Quarter House and the Meridian, will be built by an as-yet-unnamed developer, he said. “I think we should be able to announce apartment details shortly after the city council vote on rezoning,” Watkins said.

The Planning Board also recommended that a use permit be granted for a parking garage which the developers, consisting of Watkins, David Pharr and several others, plan to build behind the Fondren Strip on North State Street. The strip includes the Capri Theatre, Pearl tiki bar and Highball Lanes and other businesses.

Construction is expected to begin at the parking lot in late fall, assuming materials are available, Watkins said. It is expected to be partially open by spring 2023 and complete by next summer.

The parking lot, whose construction is estimated at 13 million dollars, is in the design phase.

Senate Bill 3150 authorized up to $20 million in bonds to be issued by the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund “to assist in the development and construction of infrastructure improvements, including structured parking , and other enhancements associated with an entertainment development project”.

“The leadership of the state — the governor and the speaker of the House of Representatives — led it that way,” Watkins said. “They saw the need for this garage. It was their choice to help him in this way.

In February, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved the garage’s general concept and voted to move forward with the legislation.

“We have a few loose ends with the county regarding the structure of the loan agreement,” he said. “After that, the design phase will begin, and then construction, which will take six to nine months.”

Hinds County will own the garage once it is completed, Watkins said.

“It will be the county’s long-term asset,” he said. “We have no interest in owning the garage.”

Plans call for a professional management company to lease and operate the garage, Watkins said. As is the case in many cities, drivers will pay a fee to park in the garage.

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Social media weighs in on house bill requiring parking spaces before car registration

An enforcer from the Quezon City Government Public Order and Security Department guards Arayat Street in Cubao to prevent illegal parking and vendors from occupying the sidewalk yesterday by order of Mayor Joy Belmonte. (The STAR/Boy Santos)

A legislator has proposed adding parking spaces as a requirement when registering vehicles with the Land Transport Office.

This bill has elicited various reactions from motorists on social networks.

Some hailed the long-awaited proposal to help solve traffic congestion. Other Filipinos were skeptical about its implementation. Some Filipinos criticized him.

Under Bill 31, Rep. Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) look for requiring anyone considering the purchase of a motor vehicle to first obtain a permanent parking space or garage.

Velasco said traffic congestion worsens when car owners park their vehicles on public roads, especially in metropolitan areas.

The bill will also require LTO officials to certify or verify the car owner’s parking space request before granting registration.

LTO staff or officials who have not verified the application will be suspended for three months without pay.

Vehicle owners, meanwhile, will have their registration revoked, pay a 50,000 peso fine and be banned from registering a vehicle for the next three years.

How Filipinos Reacted Online

Some Filipinos have expressed support for the tabling of this bill. They said it was time to tackle the problem of cars parked along streets and other roads for commercial purposes.

“I should have done this a long time ago…please also include cars parked along the road in housing estates,” one Facebook user said. said.

“Tama. Really should decongest or clear the roads. NO PARKING. No car policy,” another user said.

Other Filipinos pointed out that such measures had already been proposed. They expressed skepticism about how it will be implemented without corruption.

“Your solution is the right one, but it adds bureaucracy that can be inefficient or prone to corruption. Why not simply prohibit parking on public roads and then offer paid parking in each barangay? » a Facebook user asked.

“It’s not a problem of law – it’s a question of implementation. Common sense is that roads are used for driving and NOT for parking. Magic way for corruption na naman sa LTO ‘yan’, another user said.

Some Filipinos, meanwhile, again cited the public transport crisis as the reason the public first resorts to buying motor vehicles.

“If you fix public transport, people won’t need so many cars and it will be useless. They focus on the surface problems and not the root causes,” a Facebook user said.

“Kaya lang naman napapabili ng sasakyan ang tao dahil walang kwenta ang public transpo”, another user called.

Not the first in parking spaces

Before that. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian also introduced a similar bill called “Parking Space Proof Act.”

Under this bill, individuals and businesses in Metro Manila are required to file an affidavit that they have acquired parking spaces before they are allowed to purchase their vehicles.

In July 2019, Gatchalian asked former President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the passage of this bill as urgent following his State of the Nation Address that year.

“I hope President Duterte will certify that this bill is as urgent as it is entirely consistent with his vision to alleviate the constant struggles of the commuter public,” the lawmaker said. quoted in a report as told.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vail Village Parking Lot Gets New Art Installations

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

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

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



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

We all build nests

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



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

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

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



“Killer Whale Totem”

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

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

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

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

‘Waqui Totem USA (Urban Class Mark V)

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

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

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

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

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

“Two Ships (Unpacked)”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In other cases, commissioners have approved the following:

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

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

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

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

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



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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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








Top of Jeffco North Parking Structure

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The case is Stickle c. Jefferson County.

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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.

(See the Hillsboro Avenue project here: https://www.rjc.ca/project-details/30-50-hillsboro-avenue-building-rehabilitation.html)

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.

RJC engineers are focused on a comprehensive restoration strategy. Contact us today to get started https://www.rjc.ca/locations.html

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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.

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Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

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

(photo courtesy of IBJ)

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 Biddingo.com, 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 Biddingo.com. 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.”

Conviction

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

Editor,

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.,

B.Dutta,

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Pathetic road conditions in Upper Shillong

Editor,

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

Shillong-1

Despair of those affected by the floods

Editor,

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)

Silchar

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Parking spaces sold at NYU Langone

Nicole Fuentes

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

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

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

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

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SLO to build new parking lot, update structure security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do SLO parking structures have to meet new safety standards?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cameras in parking lots are a tough job, city says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rome will spend ARPA money to demolish a parking lot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possible expenses of the town hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expenses already known

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Then there are traffic jams.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Courtesy of City of Stamford website)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With precast concrete slabs, work progresses quickly

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

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

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

And quick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hotel owner challenges potential for nearby eight-story parking garage


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Batteries explode in Milwaukee hospital parking lot

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

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

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

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

Fire sent their Hazmat team to clean up this spill.

We don’t know what their injuries are.

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

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Planned Replacement of Manatee County Parking Garage






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Readers’ comments

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

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Van Ostenbridge opposes Holmes Beach parking ban

Readers’ comments

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

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Proposed Multi-Family Housing Units for Future Kalispell Parking Garage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dedicated Purple Heart parking spaces

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

Companies Wanted for Purple Heart Parking Project

I never imagined that there would be such a turnout.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

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

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

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

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

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

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

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

Tim Lemasters, Front End Coach, Walmart

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

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

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

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

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

Kim Stevey, Asset Protection Team Leader, Walmart

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

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

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

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

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

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

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

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

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The developer offers an 8-storey parking garage with housing


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Councilor Sid Daoud said the town would benefit from housing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The estimated parking cost is $9.2 million.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s on purpose, state transportation officials say.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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State College Pugh Street parking lot temporarily closed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Manatee County parking lot ‘deteriorating from inside’ needs replacement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bricktown Parking Garage in Oklahoma City sold to Ohio investor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Engineering report reveals issues with county parking lot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the reading. Visit your local library soon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise Ventures plans to fill vacant retail and restaurant spaces.

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

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

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

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

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

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Lakewood Parking Garage Collapse Court Hearing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parking garage under Chestnut Street condo tower reopens after repairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CR 700W and 500N

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traffic problems were among Sandra Hudson’s concerns.

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

Connie Flanagan agreed.

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

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

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

CR 700W and 300N

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Comfort Road and CR 500N

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

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

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

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

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

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Missoula Parking Commission to Explore Citywide Expansion, New Parking Lot

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

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

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

Part 3: Where to build a new parking garage?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hereford Old Market shopping center could lose parking spaces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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California’s War on Drivers, Driving and Parking Spaces – Press Enterprise

In the 1970s, when an energy crisis held the nation hostage to the whims of OPEC, politicians and planners thought it would be a great idea for Americans to carpool. The idea never caught on, perhaps because politicians and planners had seen too many episodes of “The Flintstones” and had the false impression that everyone was working in the same career, going to the same whistle and went home to the same suburb.

Nonetheless, politicians liked the fact that they could paint diamonds on an existing lane, ban single-passenger vehicles from using it, and claim they were reducing reliance on foreign oil because of carpooling.

So began the government’s scowl on driving, which paved the way for an orgy of spending on public transport projects in the name of “getting people out of their cars”. Los Angeles County residents are paying a total of four sales tax increases, half a percent each, to fund public transit. Billions of dollars have been poured into subway and rail line projects, but public transit ridership is lower than it was in the 1980s, when Metro was just a bus service.

Why is attendance so low? This may be because the county has allowed trains and buses to become rolling homeless encampments, or because people don’t feel safe standing on a platform or at a bus stop for a while. time, or because of sexual harassment on buses and trains. , or because it is not practical.

A public transit trip can be a long ordeal. Recently I had to be at a 43 mile engagement. Google Maps helpfully informed me that I could take public transit and be there in five hours and 51 minutes. The route included a bus that makes 34 stops, another bus that makes 7 stops, a train that makes 12 stops, a bus rapid transit line that makes 14 stops, another bus that makes 25 stops, a final bus that makes three stops, and a total of about 2 miles of walking.

Or I could drive there in a little over an hour.

It is a fact that there are more job opportunities for people who have a car and are not limited by public transport routes. And of course, people need transportation for reasons other than employment. People are running errands, shopping, picking up their children, watching over their parents. Even commuters who use public transport are also likely to have a car.

That’s why you should know that in California, the war on cars has turned into a war on parking spaces.

Assembly Bill 2097 would abolish minimum parking requirements. Cities and other local government entities would be prohibited from requiring developers to provide parking spaces in any residential, commercial or other development located within half a mile of public transit, defined as a line of bus with frequent service during peak hours. Developers could voluntarily include parking spaces, but if they do, local agencies could restrict their use. A number of spaces may need to be reserved for electric charging stations or carpooling vehicles, or reserved for use by the general public. Local agencies might even require parking lot owners to charge for parking.

All of this makes it likely that people with cars who live, work or shop in these new developments will drive around the neighborhood in search of increasingly scarce on-street parking, negatively impacting all other residents of the region.

Incidentally, the war against cars is no longer a question of energy supply. Now it’s about housing and climate.

“Removing parking minimums in our transit priority areas – places with convenient access to transit – has been effective in spurring the development of more affordable, accessible and inclusive housing and also supports changes that help address the climate crisis,” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria wrote. in an op-ed for CalMatters. Calling for “statewide parking reforms,” ​​he said California needed to build on “the successful efforts of cities like San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco.”

You’ll notice he didn’t mention Los Angeles, where it can take five hours and 51 minutes to cover 43 miles and you’ll need an extra pair of shoes.

Politicians’ passion for apartment buildings close to public transport has taken on an almost religious fervor. Governor Gavin Newsom told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, “We’re going to demand more from our cities and counties,” promising to hold them “accountable.” Newsom’s appointed Attorney General Rob Bonta has previously threatened legal action against cities that try to evade the state’s latest density-building law, Senate Bill 9, which authorizes construction of two houses and at least two granny flats on land zoned for a single family home.

In fact, the state doesn’t need to sue cities or force density into existing single-family neighborhoods because there’s no need to block new suburban housing developments.

If you honestly want to solve California’s housing crisis, support an end to the “vehicle miles traveled” calculation required by law that stops new home development in outlying areas. This silly policy is based on the belief that suburban homes in California are causing climate change. The state as a whole accounts for only 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A little more driving in California is a negligible fraction of a negligible fraction on a global scale, and it certainly shouldn’t be a reason to keep new homes from being built in the midst of a housing shortage.

Gavin Newsom lives in a mansion on a sprawling estate. All Californians value their space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Legislative parking garage OKd, accompanying a watered down housing bill

(Dave Cummings/New Hampshire Bulletin)

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Monster of a Bill’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lexington KY Library parking garage closed; lots available

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The Lexington Public Library in downtown Lexington.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“When we build it,” Clark said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Willey said customers knew there was a parking problem.

Perkins thanked the two businessmen for their support of Ashland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wyndham Street gets new corner parking spaces

Corner parking came from one side of Wyndham Street North.

The change sees 34 corner parking spaces on the west side of the street between Woolwich Street and Quebec Street, rising to 41 when patio season ends and on-street patios in the Wyndham section are removed.

This is an addition of 21 new spaces to the previous 20 spaces on the west side of Wyndham Street.

Previously, the street had parallel parking on both sides of the street. Wyndham Street will be reconfigured into two lanes, one lane in each direction with corner parking to the west and the original parallel parking remaining to the east.

This is only a temporary parking solution, as parking will return to parallel and there will again be four lanes, two in each direction, in late summer 2023.

“In order to implement the inclined parking bays, we had to reduce the width of the lanes just to accommodate the width required for the inclined parking bays and to make everything work,” said Paul Hutchison, supervisor of city ​​traffic engineering and transportation services.

He said the corner parking on both sides of the street would be too tight, even with the space of the lane setback.

The usual two-hour limit remains in place.

“There’s definitely a desire for more parking in the area, especially with the Baker Street project going on, so we’re really trying to add parking spaces where we can help manage that,” he said. said Hutchison.

Baker Street previously had a municipal parking lot and there was the Wyndham Street parking lot, both closed October 1, 2021. There is now a construction site on the old parking lots to build the Baker District. In an article previously reported by GuelphToday, businesses in the area expressed concerns about the lack of parking spaces for their customers once the parking lots have closed.

The Baker District development will include a new main library, two buildings for 371 residential units, commercial and public spaces.

The site will also have 156 parking spaces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“There are already too few places around here.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



More parking spaces are needed on North Dryburgh Road

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

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

“How does this benefit the Coltness community?”

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

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



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

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

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

North Lanarkshire Council has been approached for comment.

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Watch SC Police Dogpile on 9ft Alligator in Parking Garage

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

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

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

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

All this happens in just 30 seconds.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A comprehensive competitive analysis that covers relevant data on industry leaders is intended to help potential market entrants and existing players competing with the right direction to arrive at their decisions. Market structure analysis discusses in detail Find and reserve parking spaces companies with their profiles, market revenue shares, full portfolio of their offerings, networking and distribution strategies, regional market footprints, and much more.

Parking Search and Reservation Market: Segmentation

Key players in the Find and Book Parking Spots Market are:

Parkopedia
hiding place
Spot-hero
Parklet
parkingform
appyparking
Bestparking
RingGo
Your parking space
Parkme
Parkhound
Just Park

Major Types of Parking Search and Reservation Products covered in this report are:

Provide a reservation
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The most widely used downstream areas of the Find and Book Parking Spots Market covered in this report are:

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1 Finding and Booking Parking Spaces Introduction and Market Overview

2 Industry Chain Analysis

3 Global Parking Finder and Reservation Market, by Type

4 Find and Reserve Parking Space Market, by Application

5 Global Car Parking Consumption, Revenue ($) by Region (2016-2021)

6 Global Car Parking Finder Production by Major Regions (2016-2021)

7 Global Car Parking Consumption by Region (2016-2021)

8 Competitive Landscape

9 Global Find and Book Parking Spots Market Analysis and Forecast by Type and Application

10 Finding and Booking Parking Spaces Market Supply and Demand Forecast by Regions

11 New Project Feasibility Analysis

12 Expert interview file

13 Research finding and conclusion

14 Appendix

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

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

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

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

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

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

City of San Diego/Civic of San Diego

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Urban search and rescue team simulate parking lot collapse during test

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright 2022 WCSC. All rights reserved.

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Two teenagers cited for vandalizing city parking lot | Local News

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2 teenagers cited for vandalizing city parking lot | Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sian Wilkerson, [email protected], 757-342-6616

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

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

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

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

“Park & ​​Ride programs like this are essential to developing the Greater Manchester Bee Network’s vision of providing a truly integrated public transport system, making travel around our city-region easier, more accessible and affordable. .

“This latest project means that we have now created nearly 600 new Park & ​​Ride spaces at three different tram stops across the city-region over the past 18 months, in addition to thousands of Park & ​​Ride spaces. Ride already available on the Metrolink network.

“By allowing people to get out of their vehicles and use public transport – even if only for part of their journey – we can help reduce traffic congestion and reduce harmful emissions that harm our air quality.

Radcliffe Park & ​​Ride // Credit: TfGM

Finishing ahead of schedule, the project also includes a brand new electric vehicle (EV) charging point and also denotes the finalization of Metrolink Park & ​​Ride’s wider expansion works programme, which also saw the placement of a new bridge and the creation of 123 additional spaces in Whitefield alongside a 360-seater Park & ​​Ride venue being built at Parkway on the Trafford Park line.

Plans for the future will see a brand new Park & ​​Ride for Walkden station, which will start later in 2022 and will include over 100 parking spaces, fourth motorbike spaces, electric vehicle charging facilities and a bicycle room.

Chris Barnes, Projects Group Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester, said:
“We are delighted to have successfully completed the Metrolink Park & ​​Ride expansion, increasing parking capacity at Radcliffe and Whitefield stops.

“Before the pandemic, the car parks at both sites were at capacity at 8 a.m., so the additional spaces will allow even more people to travel sustainably on the 99-stop Metrolink network and all the many locations that he serves.

To find out more about Park & ​​Ride, please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website: http://www.tfgm.com/park-and-ride

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Parking spaces, oil drilling and university debt

Doubling the parking spaces is a bad move

City of Oyster Bay is considering a zoning change that will double the number of parking lots required for industrial facilities [“Code change reservations,” News, May 17]. As a director of one of Long Island’s largest and busiest commercial brokerage firms specializing solely in industrial facilities, I consider this not only unnecessary but highly restrictive for new developments and redevelopments. This would have a very negative economic impact on the surrounding businesses of the city. Just walk past any industrial warehouse and you’ll quickly see how underutilized the parking lots are. If the city believes there is a potential parking problem, perhaps they should consider a more reasonable increase (10% to 20%) in the parking requirement. Increasing the parking requirement by 100% is like trying to kill a mosquito with a hammer.

Jeff Schwartzberg, Massapequa

Biden has OKd more drilling than Trump

A reader accused President Joe Biden of ‘stopping various means of domestic oil production’ [“Clean energy is part of LI’s best future,” Letters, May 16]. In fact, Biden has approved more national drilling permits than former President Donald Trump. Due to an expected drop in oil prices, oil companies, like those in Texas, are refusing to restart full oil drilling production for fear of losing money.

Pete Scott, Central Harbor

Mull alternatives to college

I have a unique view of student loans and the university in general [“Dealing with student loan debt,” Letters, May 6]. We need to stop obsessing over college – it’s being touted as a panacea. We also need to advocate for alternatives to college, such as trade school, and — I know this sounds strange — maybe the military.

Joe Domhan, West Babylon

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Additional approved parking spaces at Bramley Ambulance Station

Additional staff and ambulance parking at Bramley Ambulance Station has been approved by council planners.

The proposals, by West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, will help solve parking problems at the Stanningley Road site, which has 50 staff working there but only enough parking space for 30.

Grassed areas on site are to be removed to increase the number of emergency ambulance bays from two to 12, and increase the number of personnel bays from 30 to 52.

The existing fuel tank and bay would be relocated, and new lighting and electric car charging points would be installed.

A planning statement accompanying the application stated:

“In addition to this, the entire site needs to be redone to remove potholes and ripples that damage emergency vehicles. Finally, the site will integrate the infrastructure for future electric car charging facilities for emergency and personnel vehicles.

“The proposed development will provide sufficient parking spaces for staff to address current parking issues at the site, creating a safer and smoother parking area and working environment for staff.”

Bramley Ambulance Station is based on Railsford Rise on the corner of Stanningley Road.

The plans view in full here.

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Lakewood Parking Garage Collapse Fee

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) — A grand jury has returned an indictment charging a construction company and its owner and foreman in the collapse of a parking lot in Lakewood late last year, the court said. Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office.

Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance, owner Elmer Mekker and foreman Charles Hawley are accused of causing panic.

According to the indictment, jurors found that the defendants “caused the evacuation of a public place, or otherwise caused serious inconvenience or public alarm by committing an offence, without regard to the likelihood that its commission would cause serious public inconvenience or alarm and resulted in economic damage of $150,000 or more.

The collapse took place on December 23, resulting in major damage to the two-level underground parking structure at Marine Towers West, as well as the crushing of dozens of cars. However, no one was reported injured in the incident.

The district attorney’s office confirmed to FOX 8 that damages are estimated at more than $1 million and those charged face up to 36 months in prison.

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The company had been hired to perform concrete repairs to the structure. The prosecutor’s office said Hawley and another employee removed concrete around some of the support pillars on the lower level of the garage, leaving only rebar. About 18 hours later, the structure began to shake, which led to the collapse.

Lakewood Police discovered in an investigation that plans to fully secure the pillars were non-existent.

The building, which was built in 1963 and has 171 units, was evacuated at the time of the incident, with residents allowed to return the next day.

Marine Towers West has been owned and operated by Burton Carol Management for over 25 years.

Joy Anzalone, chief operating officer, says they are still appalled at what happened because they have worked with the contractor several times over the years.

“The owner has always done a great job,” she said, “However, you’re only as good as your last job and it was horrible for everyone.”

When asked what they thought of the indictments, she replied: “Relieved, we were confident that the Town of Lakewood and the entire investigation team were incredibly thorough and would uncover the truth. and background of what had happened.”

The contractor’s actions also led Burton Carol to pay a $250 fine and plead no contest to a misdemeanor for failing to obtain a work permit.

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement. communicated. “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

The construction company was also found guilty last month of failing to obtain a permit before working on the Lakewood municipal yard garage.

No arraignment date has yet been set in this new indictment.

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Charges filed for Lakewood Marine Towers West parking lot collapse

CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office announced charges for last year’s parking lot collapse at Marine Towers West in Lakewood.

In November 2021, a month before the collapse, Marine Towers contracted with Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance to perform concrete repairs on the property.

On December 22, 2021, the project foreman and another worker removed two support pillars on the lower level of the parking garage. Only the reinforcing bars remained to support the structure.

That evening, a tenant took photos of the exposed rebar after spotting it while taking out the trash. The tenant said he was in the garage hauling trash into the dumpster when he noticed the concrete collars forming the exterior of two support columns appeared to have been cut. The support columns were on the lower level of the garage and located on the left side, precisely in the area that collapsed, he said.

Courtesy of Stephen Myers

The previous month, the tenant said he noticed that the concrete at the bottom of the pillars had started to deteriorate and large cracks had started to form. The construction crew, which the city said was working without a permit, worked at the parking lot, which was built in 1963, in the two weeks before the collapse.

Tenant: Missing concrete, exposed rebar structure found night before parking deck collapse

On December 23, the garage collapsed. Residents of Marine Towers West, which is the adjacent building next to the collapsed garage, have been asked to vacate their residences while authorities investigate the collapse.

Emergency crews at the scene of the parking garage collapse on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” said prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. . “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

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According to the prosecutor’s office, “An investigation by the LPD (Lakewood Police Department) revealed that there were no plans to brace or shore up the pillars during the repair work. In addition, no planning permission was given. ‘was obtained through the town of Lakewood by Atlas Masonry for the job.’

Charges have been laid against the company, its owner and the foreman involved. All three were each charged with one count of inciting panic, all third-degree felonies. Last month, the company was found guilty of a county for failing to obtain a permit for work carried out in the garage, authorities said.

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“On the day of the collapse, I pledged that the town of Lakewood will not rest until we find out what happened,” said Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George. . “Our thorough investigation revealed that the collapse was no accident. In fact, it was caused by the outrageous conduct of Atlas Construction and its executives, who had no regard for the safety of Marine residents. Towers West. Once the facts involved became clear, I requested that the county attorney re-examine the case to determine if felony charges could be pursued. On behalf of the Town of Lakewood, I would like to thank the Attorney O’Malley and his team for their work, and we look forward to its resolution in the justice system.

Both the business owner and the foreman will be arraigned at a later date.

RELATED: Tenant: Missing concrete, exposed rebar structure found night before parking deck collapse

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Investigation continues into Parma underground car park collapse: Photos

PARMA, Ohio — Two weeks after the partial collapse of an underground parking garage at 5800 Laurent Drive, Fire Chief Michael Lasky said the investigation is continuing.

“Two cars, for lack of a better term, were trapped and simply restrained by their bumpers,” Lasky said. “We were able to get all the cars off the bridge, so there’s nothing else on it now and there’s nothing under it.

“The structural engineer is currently assessing the incident. We hope to have a report by next week.

At 11:45 p.m. on May 3, a tenant parked his car in the above ground parking garage. Moments later, the vehicle was hanging precariously.

“The guy was smoking when all the cement under his car fell apart,” Lasky said. “It was a shock. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Then the same thing happened to the car next to it in the same 20ft by 20ft area.

“When we got there we were afraid there would be more, so we evacuated all the cars on the top of the bridge and got as many cars out of that area as we could.”

Parma firefighters and police removed all vehicles from the immediate parking area to reduce the load on the structure. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The fire chief estimated the Laurent Drive facility could hold more than 150 cars underground.

The Parma incident comes more than five months after the Marine Towers West parking lot collapsed in Lakewood.

“It’s a bit ironic because in January the building manager emailed his inspectors saying in light of what happened in Lakewood to make sure they look at all the underground parking lots “, said Lasky.

“It’s the only one we have that’s underground in Parma, so they were already looking at that and paying attention to things that needed to be done by (the management company) Regency to deal with it.”

According to the fire chief, there had been previous reports of water leaks inside the underground portion of the garage.

“It’s always wet out there,” Lasky said. “The biggest thing we try to tell anyone else, if you see anything – even if it’s minor – report it, because maybe we could have stopped it.”

Read more news from the Parma Sun Post.

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Redding’s new car park closed, for now

A new private parking lot in downtown Redding that held its grand opening earlier this month was temporarily closed on Saturday so its owners could stop people from hanging out there and leaving trash behind.

There are two exceptions to the temporary closure: The California Street Parking Garage at 1451 California St. will be open for free parking during the annual Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast, which runs from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday and usually attracts around 10,000 diners. .

The community breakfast will be held outside the new Market Center building, 1551 Market St., near the garage, which is located at California and Tehama streets.

The garage will also be open for free parking during the Rodeo Parade on Saturday. The parking garage’s hours on both days will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., said Rocky Slaughter, operations manager for garage owner K2 Development Companies.

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On weekdays starting May 23, the garage will also be open to the public, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., free of charge, Slaughter said.

Starting June 1, the garage should start charging a $1 hourly fee.

In a press release on Tuesday, K2 said it would use garage downtime “to adjust hours of operation, enforcement of parking regulations and additional security measures to ensure safety. of all users of the new car park”.

In an interview, Slaughter said K2 didn’t expect to find dawdling and littering the six-story structure that has 400 spaces and replaced a public car park.

“We thought people would park in the parking structure,” Slaughter said, not “hang around and eat and drink and leave things behind.”

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Looting and litter seem to be a problem primarily on the top floor of the six-story garage, which Slaughter says has “pretty incredible” views of downtown.

“Obviously we totally encourage people to climb to the top, take a look, take it and then go out to a restaurant or something,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re just trying to provide the most positive experience for people going downtown. The whole point of all this recent development is to help these businesses thrive.”

ACE Parking Co. of San Diego, which operates parking garages in the United States and Europe, will be responsible for hiring security, waste management, the proper operation of the garage’s mechanical entrance doors and distributing parking tickets.

ACE Parking employees will arrive June 1, the same day the $1-per-hour parking fee begins, Slaughter said.

The parking garage has no trash cans, with cleaning of the garage and elevator taking place once a week, as recommended by parking consultants K2 Dixon Resources Unlimited, Slaughter said.

Michele Chandler covers municipal government and housing issues for the Redding Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. Follow her on Twitter at @MChandler_RS, call her at 530-225-8344 or email her at [email protected] Please Support our entire newsroom’s commitment to public service journalism by subscribing today.

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