|Re: Parking Requirements at Takoma Village in 1998-1999||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)|
Sorry, this went to the wrong list. But it maybe helpful to those planning communities in a urban or semi-urban environment. Sharon. On Oct 22, 2014, at 11:28 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote: > Because of the access to the metro, we had to have something like .83 or .75 > parking places per unit so fewer than one for 43. However, the neighborhood > requested we have 1 per household to reduce parking on the street. Also at > the time there was a LOT of car vandalism so the neighbors wanted to reduce > the amount of vandalism by having cars in a secured lot. Hence the fence and > the gate. Originally, no fence … no gate. > > There was also an outcry on the part of potential owner that we have one > space per unit because of resale value. At that time it increased the value > of the unit significantly to have off street parking. > > There was also the issue of members in the army and on medical staff who > worked odd hours and needed to return at midnight or 4 am and wanted an > assigned space and safe return. > > As I said before, one space per unit has worked well. People have gotten rid > of second cars as they died or were given away. We now have 4 extra spaces as > people didn't get new cars, or never had them. These are now rented or > reserved on our calendar for guests or workers. > > We are totally challenged on bike storage, however. > > (We have an open house on Sunday for two units. See our website--link in the > signature line.) > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Parking Requirements at Takoma Village in 1998-1999 Sharon Villines, October 22 2014
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