Parking lots are fraught with negative impacts on the environment and they are harmful to human health. According to the city’s Downtown “T” District map, all 18 boundary lines of the city’s existing parking lots either border streets or commercially-zoned properties. Not a single city lot boundary borders a private residence.

The city’s proposal to place a public parking lot against private homes in the beach neighborhood is not in harmony with the neighborhood nor consistent with public parking lot placement throughout the city. Such an action would necessarily cause harm to property values of many parcels. No household wants to have a public parking lot as their immediate neighbor!

A coalition of neighbors asks the City Council to maintain its consistency of public parking lot placement and keep them away from abutting private homes.

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