Monday, January 19, 2009

Parking Changes for the City of Tacoma

For a long time the City of Tacoma has required suburban style parking minimums for new developments in the entire city. This policy drives up the cost of housing, eats away at the walkable urban environment, and creates auto-dependency in an areas that are well served by transit. Thankfully, city hall is proposing to get rid of parking minimum and maximum requirements in the downtown core. A hearing on the proposed changes will take place on Feb at city hall at 5pm. Check out Dan Voelpel’s column reporting on the proposed change and making a compelling local argument of why this is a good policy move for the region’s second largest city.

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