|Re: Reducing parking spaces||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:54:21 -0700 (PDT)|
Minimum number of parking spaces per unit is usually controlled by local zoning; typically, no law sets a maximum (ceiling). Meanwhile, most HOA or condo enabling legislation requires that the unit deed be very clear about rights and amenities come with the purchase of unit. Typically, a unit owner will be promised one deeded space. At Cornerstone, a funky urban location, each unit deed promises one on-site parking space ... But does not say where. Our two common off-street lots are peculiar shapes, and it's not easy to say how many parking spaces there are, really -- but on the whole, we probably have 3 less spaces than units. This works out OK, because we have some non-driving seniors and other non-car-owning residents -- and because there is plenty of on-street parking. Be forewarned (as I am sure you are) that the American nuclear family tends to own two cars, especially in non-urban locations. No matter what your cohousing philosophy and rules are, this will be hard to change. We now live in a country where there are more registered passenger vehicles than there are licensed drivers. RPD Sent from my iPad On Jun 19, 2013, at 2:13 PM, Doug Hanvey <hanvey [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Our forming community would like to minimize the number of parking spaces > per unit. We've been thinking of ways to discourage on-site parking (we > live in a bike-friendly town near a bus stop). One idea was to charge > residents for the use of parking spaces. Does anyone have any experience > with this, or suggestions for other unique ways of reducing/discouraging > car use, and thus minimizing the need for parking spaces? > > > > Doug Hanvey > > Bloomington Cohousing > > Bloomington, Indiana > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
- Reducing parking spaces Doug Hanvey, June 19 2013
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