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Portlanders balk at 'no parking' apartments
KGW News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Tim Gordon

Posted on 09/15/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT by Twotone

PORTLAND -- Residents of some Portland neighborhoods are asking, “Where’s the parking?” when it comes to new high density apartment buildings.

There are nearly 20 apartment buildings planned, being built, or already constructed in the past 18 months that do not include parking for tenants. The developments are on the city’s north and east sides.

Some neighborhood groups are balking at the buildings, saying parking is already at a premium.

(Excerpt) Read more at kgw.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda21; oregon; parking
Video also at the site.
1 posted on 09/15/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

As long as Obama still allows us freedom of movement, these no parking apts should wither on the free market vine and be a big failure.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Twotone

No cars, no smoking, no meat available for purchase anywhere within walking distance.

The urban planners will have the poor chickens right where they want ‘em, in high-rise coops where they’re easily controlled and their eggs — oops, I mean “taxes” — are easily collected.

However, there WILL be a soma store on every corner!

Oops! Did I say “soma”? Sorry, I meant “Starbucks”.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 7:47:36 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Twotone

So people have a right to CHOOSE NOT TO LIVE THERE

Soon they will be turned into section 8 housing


4 posted on 09/15/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Twotone

Agenda 21 “Sustainable communities’ - IOW, pretty ghettos, keep the serfs contained/movement limited.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: Twotone

The usual designation for buildings like that is “dormitory”, because the people that live in them are usually of the age and finances that they don’t have a car.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 8:02:11 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Twotone

It’s not required that you live there.

In reality parking adds huge expenses to the cost of construction and to the rent of each apartment. And those lots or ramps must be maintained and repaired (more costs to be passed on to tenants).

If you dont own a car then it will be the perfect place for you.

If you have one, be prepared for some long walks from your spot.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 8:05:11 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Twotone

Is this a government planned project?


8 posted on 09/15/2012 8:05:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (Reagan: “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”)
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To: TEXOKIE

Ping.....


9 posted on 09/15/2012 8:20:49 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Twotone

Portland is known as a liberal mecca, with strong controls on development, zoning, urban planning, etc. So you reap what you sow.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Twotone

No parking? And prospective tenants “balk”?

Why would this be a surprise to ANYONE?


11 posted on 09/15/2012 8:51:06 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Mr. K

The article references city planners, but I think these are private developments. There was an article a couple of years ago about planning for homes where there would only be parking for ONE vehicle & everyone was expected to use the light rail which would be there ‘evenutally’. I don’t think the rail ever got put in. Not the best planning...


12 posted on 09/15/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone
To the Portlanders: You won't need parking after all the public transit infrastructure goes in. These apartment blocks are for smug greenie types who, give up their bourge-mobiles for the sake of Mama Gaia and her Prophets Algore and Barky and Moochelle (oh my!), choose to ride buses and light rail, and give up their bourge-mobiles-- voluntarily, of course-- at first.
13 posted on 09/15/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: ExGeeEye

And that was some bad editing right there, I’ll tell you what.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: Nervous Tick

“there WILL be a soma store on every corner!”

A Bhang store would be more likely!


15 posted on 09/15/2012 9:00:45 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mr. K

I doubt it. “ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities” requires accessible parking. The IBC 20xx refers to ICC A117.1 unless federal money is involved then its “Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)” Both use the ADAG guidlines. I don’t think local ruling jurisdictions can override unless their code is more stringent .


16 posted on 09/15/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: VanDeKoik

I think the complaint is from the standpoint of people who live in the neighborhood and anticipate cars of the new tenants being parked more or less permanently on the streets in front of businesses and so forth, making it problematic to even do business there. A similar thing happens when developers swarm into an area and build thousands of developments without coordinating with existing services. The result is children having classrooms in trailers pulled onto school grounds and 50 students per classroom, etc.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Twotone
I can't imagine being trapped in a city and confined and controlled when the SHTF. These people who live crammed together like this are just rats in a cage. Guess I have never been city minded and never will be.
18 posted on 09/15/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: Twotone

“We’ve embraced compact development, we’ve embraced bicycling and car free living. It’s not at the exclusion of everything else but it’s an option we want to offer for the future,” said Joe Zehnder, Chief Planner for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

I think Mr. Zehnder’s title says it all. Portland IS the Brave New World.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 9:34:26 AM PDT by Donkey Odious
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To: Twotone

Portland is a craphole. It’s one big retirement community for twenty-somethings. I wonder what portion of the local economy is supported directly from parents sending rent and food money to no-good adolescent 30 year old perma-students.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: Mr. K

You bet it is.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 9:48:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Twotone

Two things I find interesting two,

First, the people complaining, probably almost to the person, vote left-wing every chance they get. Second, who is financing these DOOMED projects and how do I short them?


22 posted on 09/15/2012 12:26:48 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: silverleaf

“Soon they will be turned into section 8 housing”

No, actually, most S8 people have some degree of dignity, and therefore own at least one car. So even that is probably futile.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 12:28:03 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Twotone
It was either a Mad About You or Seinfeld episode where the main character bought a parking place, not included with the apartment.
24 posted on 09/15/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Twotone; All

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25 posted on 10/01/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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