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Interesting postion on downtown parking issues.

(pro(vo)cation)

Yesterday, an astute reader alerted me in a comment on this post about parking in Salt Lake City to a recent article in the Atlantic Cities about the same topic. I’m not sure how I missed the article, but it’s quite illuminative:

Fearing that their hometown is becoming a lake of asphalt, Salt Lake City councilors have outlawed the practice of knocking down buildings to create surface parking lots. Right now, Salt Lake has about 55 acres of blacktop carpeting the downtown area, a hefty 20 percent of its surface area. The new ordinance, which affects a central commercial district, is meant to prevent more gray slabs of blah from masquerading as urban blocks, […]

The article is based on this Salt Lake Tribune piece, in which councilman Stan Penfold expresses fears that parking is going to suck the life out of downtown. I’d argue that he’s too late; Salt…

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