Originally Posted by shivtim
Can't you just express your opinion on here without resorting to attacks, blatantly misstating other people's views, and making and posting over-the-top pictures? Seriously, why would you take the time to make and post that image? The ironic part is that three of your "no parking" icons are located on top of the 1500 EXISTING PARKING SPACES.
It's a horrifically bad design. That's my informed opinion. In addition to the 1500 spaces that are already present, there are 90,000 parking spaces downtown, and even at peak demand they're around 60% occupied. It's completely reasonable to demand that this development involve minimal additional parking spots. If it were just about anywhere else in the metro, fine, but this does not belong in the heart of downtown. So yes, I would rather terminate this project.
I am not going to go back and forth with you concerning this topic, but I did want to respond. First, a person has to be very thin skinned to view my response as an "attack". I am surprised it was not characterized as bullying as well. The bottom line is, this is a forum with people from different perspectives, ages, genders, colors, social-economic backgrounds and careers, but we share a common interest. Therefore, it is expected that not all people will agree with your "opinions" and that is OK and this should be a forum that embraces these discussions, not discourages it. If anything my response was sarcasm at best. However, to characterize my difference of opinion/sarcasm as an attack really shows more of your character than mine.
- Below is the Fulton County Code on Parking Requirements on Commercial Establishments. Per the code let's do the math and see what Fulton County requires in terms of parking for the Underground development per the code:
1000 apartments - assuming there is a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Lets assume the following mix:
1 bedroom (600 units) = 750 parking spacesTotal Required Parking Spaces for Apartments Per Code: 1,475
2 bedroom (300 units) = 525 parking spaces
3 bedroom (100 units) = 200 parking spaces
Given the size of the hotel we can assume it is a full service hotel and therefore it has a restaurant.
320 rooms = 400 parking spacesTotal Required Parking Spaces for hotel Per Code: 400
Let's assume the project is 30% restaurants and 70% non-restaurant retail of the 250,000 square feet
Restaurant(s) 75,000 square feet = 750 parking spacesTotal Required Parking Spaces for Retail Per Code: 1,625
Total Required Parking Spaces for the Underground Development/WRS, Inc. Per Fulton Country Code: 3,500
Non-Restaurant(s) 175,000 square feet =
875 parking spaces
Question for shivtim:
As I have mentioned before, I am a Big Data Scientist/Consultant. Therefore, I "try" as best to come from a place of fact - especially in discussions or debates. Per my analysis above (albeit I did make some assumptions on the apartments and retail mix) I believe WRS, Inc is only including/constructing the required parking per Fulton County Code.
1. So your issue is with the Fulton County Code not WRS, Inc - correct?
2. In Midtown, Related Group is buillding a 77,000 sq Whole Foods. Did you express concerns about that project, as well as, the ancillary parking require per code with regard to "activating the streets"? Can you please post a link to your post if there is one?
3. You point to the fact Downtown already has 90,000 parking spaces. With that said, do you feel WRS, Inc can tell their lending partners we don't need to construct any additional parking in this mammouth development because the renters, hotel guests and shoppers can just park somewhere else downtown? Do you believe their financial backers will agree that no additional parking is required and fund the project?