White House Takes Aim at Parking Requirements

Top view of the Parking of cars near high-rise buildings.A paper released by the White House Monday was supposed to be about housing but got attention—a lot of attention—for focusing solidly on parking requirements levied on developers.

“Parking requirements generally impose an undue burden on housing development, particularly for transit-oriented or affordable housing,” reads part of the “Housing Development Toolkit.” It goes on to say that transit-oriented development is undermined when developers are forced to build parking, which means residents can and do show up with cars.

Read about the paper here.


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