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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Parking follies

What Kevin says about the idiotic parking policy of Brightleaf Square.

Adding, i used to be a regular (once a month or so) diner at Devine's. One day they made a big deal about anti-war demonstrators staying off of the unused space where the biciycle shop used to be (which is now Alivia's).

Haven't spent a nickel in Devine's since then. Brightleaf businesses could find themselves occupying a similar position on my discretionary spending list.



  • Hey Barry,

    I'm with you all the way to the part about not patronizing Brightleaf businesses. :) I don't want to punish the good people at Dolly's, or Chumas, or Satie's for the fact that Brightleaf Square management is, well, full of B.S. No pun intended.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 2:41 PM  

  • Brightleaf Square management doesn't get any of my money, so i don't have any way to impact their decision making. Brightleaf Square tenants pay a lot of money to B.S. management. If they start noticing a dropoff due to management's misguided policies, they'll be more able to change them.

    I don't mind Gary's parking deck idea, if it's done right. The top of the deck could be another choice for that skate park we've been hearing about for the past 5 years. You know, the one that Parks and Rec wanted to put in Duke Park at first.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 3:09 PM  

  • Ideally, I'd love it to just be an extension of the small storefronts all the way around Main, Gregson, and Morgan (with a N-S alley in the middle) and parking be damned. But parking...drives...everything. I wish it weren't so, but it has been eye-opening to me to see landscape architects start a project design with the parking and work backwards. The idea that you have to have high parking ratios (spaces/square feet or spaces/units) permeates the development process.


    By Blogger Gary, at 10:46 PM  

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