|Re: Parking usage in cohousing?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Evdavwes (Evdavwesaol.com)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 03:56:39 -0700 (PDT)|
Westwood Cohousing, in Asheville, NC (_www.westwoodcohousing.com_ (http://www.westwoodcohousing.com) ) has 50 spaces for 25 units. We were required by local zoning codes to have 2 spaces per unit. We built 10 of those spaces so they are less accessible, stacked behind other spaces, anticipating that many would not need two spaces. In practice the 40 accessible spaces have provided for not quite enough parking. Currently in those 40 spaces are about 35 regular cars/trucks, 5 spaces left over for visitors/customers and loading (not really enough), and 2 motorcycles that get slipped in between the cracks. In the back-row inaccessible spaces there are two less-used cars (and there has been a trailer). One unit has no car, three units have had three cars, and the rest are about evenly split between one and two cars. We didn't anticipate that some of our members would want to have even a smaller ecological footprint than had been intended for them, in that they have wanted to share their already small houses with adult roommates (mostly to be able to afford to live here). We have ended up with a few extra cars because of this. Best, David Clements In a message dated 10/4/2005 6:16:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time, cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org writes: Can any urban coho communities supply me with statistics on how many parking spaces per unit they are actually using. 1 to 1? 80% to 1? etc. Martin Henner henner [at] impartial.com %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% David Clements, Evan Richardson, Wesley Clements, Lila Richardson 43 Vermont Court, #G24 Asheville, NC 28806 828-285-0601
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