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    Cyburbian
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    Urban hotel drop off areas

    I have a question or request for examples. I am working on a hotel project where they have proposed using the public right of way for their passenger drop off and valet area. This City is opposed to this as we would lose potential public beach parking (site is near the beach). From my understanding, hotels that have nearly 100% building coverage use the underground parking garage as their drop off area and valet parking area. Is this not the case or do you know of any other types of examples in this particular situation.

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    Quote Originally posted by AugieDog View post
    I have a question or request for examples. I am working on a hotel project where they have proposed using the public right of way for their passenger drop off and valet area. This City is opposed to this as we would lose potential public beach parking (site is near the beach). From my understanding, hotels that have nearly 100% building coverage use the underground parking garage as their drop off area and valet parking area. Is this not the case or do you know of any other types of examples in this particular situation.
    There are several hotels in San Francisco that either use the underground parking area for dropoff, or have a cutaway from the bottom floor or drive through for drop off.

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    In Boston hotels are not permitted to have their drop-off area in the ROW. Several large properties have used the ground floor level for this purpose and then built over it.

    Several hospitals here do the same thing. I had a hospital project recently that will use the entire first floor of their sub-grade parking garage as a valet/drop-off area.

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    Many of the hotels here in DC are 100% coverage and they use the ROW as drop off, what a mess it causes esp with the larger limo/Hummer etc.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

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    Not completely on topic, but a planned hotel drop-off in Boston ended up at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston successfully challenged the hotel's planned use of the public sidewalk for loading and unloading.

    Go to this page and check out the 500 Atlantic Avenue heading:

    http://www.walkboston.org/projects/current_efforts.htm

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