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Manhattan's parking requirements?

OfficialPlanner

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I though this was an interesting discussion which could be continued.

O-Planner
I heard awhile ago that all new residential developments in Manhattan are forbidden for having any parking. Is this ture?

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jordanb
That sounds awesome. Chicago should do that (rather than requiring a certian amount of parking per unit as they do now).

People will drive their cars until the roads are gridlocked if not checked in some other way. Gridlock imposes a heavy tax on the resources of a city by causing vast amounts of pollution, slowing response time for emergency vehicles, reducing the efficiency of transportation of goods, and slowing shared-ROW public transportation. The two ways to check automobile use are to use congestion charging as in London, or restrict the amount of parking available. I think cities probably need to use a combination of both to control congestion.

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Cardinal
Absolutely ban new development within the city from providing parking. There could be no better possible economic development tool for suburban and rural areas than a central city policy that makes development there impractical and chases all of the potential tenants to other locations. Bring it on!

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StraBe
Can the requirments for parking, in Chicago or elsewhere, generally be met with off-site parking?

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O-Planner
But it seems to be working in Manhattan, and if they did allow parking then all of NYC will suffer from absolute gridlock.

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Cardinal
I have not yet seen anyone cinfirm that New York prohibits new development from including parking. I suspect that is not true. Parking can still be obtained in Manhattan, although at a high price. Much of the new development within Manhattan is designed to appeal to a consumer who would be likely to pay that price. If the amenity is not offered, many of these consumers will look elsewhere.
 
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