In Pasadena, Meter Money Makes a Difference

May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p9
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the parking policies, created in the 1980s and 1990s, that have greatly contributed to the revival of Pasadena, California. First, the city has returned parking meter revenue to finance public improvements. Second, it has allowed businesses in Old Pasadena to pay a modest fee to satisfy off-street parking requirements, making it possible for owners to rehabilitate an existing building or change its use without providing any new on-site parking spaces. And to accommodate the parking demand generated by new businesses, the city constructed two public parking structures and contributed to the construction of a private structure that is open to the public.


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