While inherently necessary to support revitalization, parking lots waste land and significantly lower densities, especially when each and every individual building has its own parking. A more efficient and appropriate solution is the use of shared parking lots or structures that consolidate parking. Where large tracts of new development occur, on-street parking can also be added, providing the quick, convenience parking needed to support retail businesses.
- The East Washington Street Vision Plan is a bold story about the comprehensive revitalization of a corridor as old as the city itself. It seeks to partner economic revitalization with neighborhood revitalization in a manner that brings residents and jobs back, improves property values and tax base, improves ecological quality, and promotes the transformation of a struggling, degraded corridor into a vibrant, mixed-use urban address.