Brooklyn says bye-bye to parking spots

Thomas Kaplan, reporting for the New York Times:

The city is now seeking to rein in what it sees as a glut of parking. On Monday, a City Council panel is scheduled to consider new zoning regulations that would reduce how many parking spaces must be built with new residential developments in Downtown Brooklyn, and allow developers who already have excess parking to reclaim the unneeded space for other uses.

A harbinger of things to come?

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  1. This makes perfect sense. Finally.

    Requiring inner-city residential buildings in historic areas to provide parking means other buildings must be torn down (or not built) just so cars have a place to stay.

    Zoning and planning regulations which require parking lots in cities have created much destruction. Regulation is not always a good thing.