Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Parking garage

According to Councillor Ari Herzog (via Facebook), there will be an order on the City Council agenda on Monday to site a parking garage on Titcomb Street.

As you I'm sure all know, the City Council has to approve a site, but not a plan (as in, they don't get to say "I want option 1, or option 1A"). There is a deadline to all this planning and that deadline is May 15.

I'm writing a story about this garage for this week's Current so I'm not going to say a whole lot here.

But I will say that some $500,000 of taxpayer money has been spent on this already. That's how much the site study cost (or that's the last figure I had).

It kind of boggles the mind, doesn't it?


Anonymous said...

So how does this work? Will the parking on Green Street still be free (which makes that the preferable location to park, which means that people will drive past the garage to look for a spot there first, which will affect traffic?) or will it be metered?

What does the NRA have to say about this?

And since this location is suspiciously close to the Karp development at Waterfront West, what's THAT involvement in this decision look like?

Enquiring minds want to know.

- The Carrot

Gillian Swart said...

Carrot, you want me to scoop myself? But no, parking at Green St. will not be free. Nor will parking in any municipal lot or the NRA lots, from what I'm told ... the paid parking plan is going forward.