A collaborative design firm called 9 x 18 is doing the tough work of thinking about parking reform in the city, and it's about time. 9 x 18, who are inaugural Institute For Public Architecture fellows, is now proposing infilling surface parking at NYCHA buildings with garage structures that also contain community spaces such as healthcare and recreational facilities. The plan would free up room to satisfy affordable housing needs while still providing parking and breaking down the "buffer zones" surrounding NYCHA developments. The team also proposes fine-tuning parking mandates by weighting zones more or less heavily depending on apartments' size, cost, and proximity to transit. StreetsBlog has more.
· A Proposal For Incremental Parking Reform in NYC [SB]