Suburbs are getting Parking Garages and Gateways
So, what sort of hot topics are the suburban mayors thinking about in 2009? A pair of Dispatch articles yesterday reveals two major items: new parking garages being built into denser projects, and new entry point gateways serving as new welcome signs for different areas.
The article on parking decks reveal that Gahanna may be the only current suburb with a parking garage while Grove City and Grandview are both have them in the planning phases for new developments. Other suburbs contemplating them include Dublin, Upper Arlington, New Albany, and Westerville.
As far as Gateways go, both Gahanna and Hilliard are building new street-spanning arches, similar to what can be found through the Short North. Meanwhile, Grandview is looking at ways to turn a development at at the corner of Rt. 33 and Grandview Avenue into a southern gateway into the city.