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August 9, 2006

Eradicate Many of Our Existing Parking Spaces by Rezoning to "No Parking or "No Standing"

South Oxford Street Block Association is trying to figure out what Atlantic Yards would mean for existing residents in Fort Greene by getting down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of the DEIS.
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Buried deep within the 2,000 page Atlantic Yards DEIS report is the local resident's final parking solution, called Figure 12-4. Looking at the illustration, it appears that the plans for increasing traffic flow throughout the surrounding neighborhoods is to remap our local steets' parking regulations, changing many of the signs to "No Parking," "No Standing," or 1-hour metered parking.

South Oxford Street Block Association is looking for a little help from the neighborhood. The Block Association is asking that you download the actual map, look up your block and email them with any changes that Ratner is suggesting for your street.

The South Oxford Street Block Association also considers the lack of long-term parking facilities for the neighborhood and shares this reminiscence:

The map's parking facility "Number 1," located under Ratner's original Atlantic Mall, previously allowed long-term residential parking for Fort Greene locals. However, soon after the construction of the newer "Atlantic Terminal Mall," the Ratner Company kicked out all the Fort Greene residents to allow for the shoppers at Target (located in his new mall next door) to park by the hour. This was done despite Bruce Ratner's previous assertion that shoppers would take the subway rather than drive to the big box store. That claim sounds eerily familiar, doesn't it?

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Posted by lumi at August 9, 2006 9:23 PM