Originally Posted by astroblaster
are you guys sure we don't need parking there?
i hate seeing parking lots everywhere too, but realistically, i think there would need to be some on site parking.. especially for use during a major event like pan-ams.
there is also the bayfront park lot nearby, so there wouldn't need to be that much space eaten up by a lot /garage.
Down here, yes, parking is a necessity. I'm usually totally against parking lot developments even IF they're garages, but this neighbourhood couldn't sustain the amount of vehs that come to games like the East End can.
No one could park of the residential lawns like in the EE as this area is generally hilly and lots of houses have angled or elevated lawns. Limited street parking, and no access to Bayfront Park lot unless you walk up Bay or they build a ped crosswalk over the CN Yard closer to the stadium sight.
They COULD build a garage in that blue area w/ a resto, bar, etc. on main level with patios etc. for game-day tailgate action. Of course residential on top of this garage would be a great idea too.
-New condo tower to bring more people to this 'hood
-Parking for new residents + 10 Football games/year
-A resto/bar for new all residents + football fans during games
So a parking garage wouldn't be all
that bad for this area... it may work in it's favour.