|RE: Parking.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Wilson (kwwilsonwavecable.com)|
|Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 10:31:30 -0800 (PST)|
It depends. 90 spaces is nearly 3 spaces per unit. That seems a bit high for an urban area. (You might want to look into requesting a variance.) How many spaces you will "need" kind of depends on your target residents. Will there be lots of two-car families? How many teenage drivers do you expect? How many elderly or handicapped people are likely -- will the units be handicapped-accessible so that people can age in place? In our case, we have 25 units and are required to provide 52 spaces. We have a mix of 1-4 bedroom units. We also have ~5 less convenient spaces, for a total of ~57 spaces. All but 6 units are pre-sold, with 1-2 more pre-sales likely soon. We are also on a bus line, but I suspect most of us will continue to use our cars because the bus transfer system is inconvenient for most people. So far, all the 1-2 bedroom unit owners have one car each. I believe all our 3-4 bedroom units each have two cars. We have a few teenagers, but I'm not aware that any have their own cars. You could use a rule of thumb to estimate how many cars/unit you can expect. In our case, our calculation would look like this: 1 bdrm - 2 units x 1 car = 2 2 bdrm - 10 units x 1 car = 10 3 bdrm - 7 units x 2 cars = 14 4 bdrm - 6 units x 2 cars = 12 Total cars = 38 This should give us 19 spaces that will get infrequent use by guests and possibly a few teenagers. We have decided to assign only one space per unit, per our CC&R. When there is more than 1 car/unit, one car will park on a space available basis. The spaces will be assigned by the Board, rather than legally tied to any particular unit, to give us flexibility to respond to individual needs. For example, a household needing a handicap stall will be assigned same; if that unit later sells to someone not needing that stall, they will be assigned a different stall. We expect to start moving in next May. It will be interesting to see how it actually works! Kay Wilson Bartimaeus Cohousing at Meadow Wood www.bartcommunity.org -----Original Message----- From: Orders [mailto:orders [at] 2feetunder.com] Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:29 AM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: [C-L]_ Parking. This is a parking use question. We are being required to have 90 on site parking spaces for a 34 unit community. We can stick 25 of those spaces in a less then desirable location. Our community is urban and is on a bus line and has reasonable access to a bike path. 10 minutes by car to the university and down town. Our question is this. How to tell what percentage of use our parking spaces will get? Thanks Tim _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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