THERE ARE PRETTY STRINGENT RULES ABOUT HOW MUCH PARKING SPACE A PROPERTY OWNER MUST PROVIDE WHEN BUILDING ANYTHING NEW
Somehow, I don’t think the photo at the top of this post by the Antiplanner depicts a scene that you would expect to encounter anywhere in the United States, no matter how commonplace it might be in England (really?), but I suppose it’s possible if the neighborhood is old enough. Actually, there are older parts of Tucson where I wonder how things got built with as little parking as there is.
If you’re building something today, however, there are rules, and pretty stringent ones at that, about how much parking space the property owner must provide. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the development standards for any major municipality. The amount of space required varies according to the use, of course. Before the plans for your project are approved, someone on the municipal planning staff whose job it is to calculate such things is going to make sure that your plans meet the standards.
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