Grandin Properties had been planning to convert the historic Strietmann Biscuit Company building at 221 W. 12th Street to 88,000 square feet of office, but must now request a zone change due to not meeting the city’s parking requirements.
Six years since the concept was first introduced at City Hall, the City of Cincinnati is planning to move forward with removing on-street parking requirements in the city's urban core. This could be a huge step forward towards reinvigorating parts of downtown.
Public policy surrounding parking has not changed much since mandates were originally developed through zoning codes decades ago. Those minimum parking requirements now not only appear to be outdated, but also hurting small businesses wanting to invest in urban neighborhoods across America.
Following up with a second article on the CNU Transportation Summit, guest contributor Chris Meyers articulates the flaws of traffic demand calculations.
Cincinnati officials are optimistic that a newly formed non-profit can raise the money needed to launch a 200-bike, 20-station bike share system this summer in conjunction with B-Cycle. All they need is 1.2 million bucks.