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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    You learn something new every day… stumbled upon this story about Park(ING) Day in my news feed a few days ago and saw this tidbit:

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    In 1923, Columbus, Ohio, became the first city to make off-street parking mandatory for all new apartment buildings. Twenty-five years later, 185 cities had introduced parking requirements for land uses ranging from hospitals and theatres to office buildings and houses. “By 1960,” Jakle and Sculle explain, “nearly every large American city included parking requirements in its zoning program not just for tall buildings but for all buildings.” Even Houston — a city without zoning — requires off-street parking for every imaginable land use (restaurants, shops, apartments and more).

    MORE: http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/09/parking-day-2011/

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    cbus11
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    The Bank Block in Grandview is one of the country’s first shopping centers, and the first strip shopping center in America that integrated parking into the design (ie off street parking lot in the back), the Bank Block was built in 1927 by Don Casto, Sr. It is currently owned by Wagenbrenner and Co. and is on the National Register of Historic Places

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Imagine how much differently our city could have been shaped if we had mandated 90 years ago that new development commit dollars to public transit investment rather than committing dollars to asphalt parking spaces…

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