Hide the Parking Structures

Exposed parking structures do not belong next to sidewalks
  • Jeff Speck


THE IMAGE BELOW IS FROM GRAND RAPIDS, MI, which, over the last few decades, has achieved a very walkable city center. Unfortunately, very few people want to walk on the street pictured, which connects the front doors of the two best downtown hotels, because when one side of the street is an exposed parking deck, and the other side is a conference facility that was apparently designed in admiration for that parking deck, the experience is simply too boring.

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