Letter: Parking is what downtown needs

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[Regarding “Council Stakes Out Goals, Talks Team-building at Annual Retreat,” March 15, Xpress:]

Yes, parking spaces are so rare from overdevelopment (that I disagree with), it would be nice to consider multilevel parking spaces. Especially for handicapped and seniors.

— Mari DeMauro


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Parking is what downtown needs

  1. Taxpayer

    Of all the things going on downtown with homeless people filling the parks amd sprawling across sidewalks, drug addicts shooting up in plain sight, needles littered all over, growing assaults and robberies, and human excrement smeared all over parking garages, where to park should be the least of your worries. In fact, why even go downtown?

  2. Robert

    What we really need is better city planning: mixed use developments, housing atop Ingles and Walmart along corridors with actual infrastructure, fewer cars downtown in need of parking, and certainly a stop to felony drug use in plain sight.

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