The residents and business owners of Saratoga Springs, New York, treasure their downtown. Two planning priorities: increase the amount of housing downtown and ensure retail on the ground floor of buildings.
Planning Comm’rs Journal columnist Hannah Twaddell discusses some of the provocative ideas about parking in a much discussed book by economist and planner Donald Shoup.
It’s not unusual to hear complaints that downtown retail districts suffer from a lack of adequate parking. Roberta Gratz takes a closer look at this concern, and outlines “people first” steps to better address downtown parking.
1. The Parking Conundrum provides an overview of parking standards; 2. Parking Lot Design looks at issues in the landscaping and design of parking lots; 3. Parking Lots: Storm Water Runoff & Shared Parking considers these two issues.