Video: No Parking at Essex Crossing – Council Member Chin’s Take

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Earlier this year, the Essex Crossing developers announced that they’d decided against creating underground parking as part of the big mixed use project on the former Seward Park urban renewal site. The city’s master plan would have allowed up to 500 spaces, replacing parking that will be lost as a result of the project. Streetsblog sat down with City Council member Margaret Chin to talk about the decision, which she supports in the name of reducing congestion in an area well-served by public transportation. You can watch the interview here:

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