IIRC, the city made them move the gas bar to that location in order to allow the development. I'm fine with this development for the most part. My one big complaint is the way it's cut off from University City/Brentwood Mall.And they did place in next to the park, so if it isn’t needed in 20 years can build a little low rise there.
I think with parking lots there are other options. When I was in London last year, I noticed that some of the parking for supermarkets like TESCO was in the form of above grade parkades. I know they come with a cost but they are definielty much cheaper than underground parking. On top of that, they're a much more efficient use of space. Its just North American cities that have been cursed with so much space to build that they never fully go ahead with such aggressive concepts for density in order to save some money. Given this is a TOD, it could be a lot more aggressive seeing how much parking is still left and if Co-op wanted they could build a mini parkade for suburban folks but the reality is that its most likely never gonna happen unless its a downtown/Beltline location.Parking lots are still needed in these locations. Same with gas stations as they serve large suburban areas. If they didn’t make money with the gas stations they wouldn’t have them.
Yeah, it's funny that they didn't line the streets up with university city.IIRC, the city made them move the gas bar to that location in order to allow the development. I'm fine with this development for the most part. My one big complaint is the way it's cut off from University City/Brentwood Mall.