The Irony Of It All
Brad Hollerbach

Old Federal Building Has A Parking Perk

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 9:17 PM


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  • How convenient, the new owner is on the City Council, who will have to address his parking issues.

    The rest of my thoughts about a potential financial conflict of interest, are on an article. Link provided below.


    -- Posted by notrump on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 2:30 PM
  • Actually Discourses, there are no parking issues that the City Council will have to address.

    Thanks to being located in the Central Business District, that won't be a concern (or a cost) to anyone who owns this building.

    Which might be a good thing since there is a LOT of vacant space in downtown Cape right now. Within 4 blocks of where I work downtown, I can think of at least 8 commercial buildings that are either empty or have huge amounts of available space.

    Thanks for reading.

    -- Posted by Brad_Hollerbach on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 3:22 PM
  • "Section 25-203 of the city ordinances mandates that the change of usage would require the owner to provide 131 parking spaces based on the square footage.

    The old Federal Building may have a little more than a tenth of that right now."

    Thanks for clarifying. I misunderstood the shared information and still scratching my head, as I don't think I fully-grasp the point.

    It would make sense that the commercial building should have provisions for meeting the potential parking demands. Why should the city's taxpayers foot a commercial aka for-profit building's parking bill?

    Cape Girardeau's downtown area (Central Business District) is NOT in the same league as St. Louis, Omaha, Dallas, where there are fee public parking lots.

    -- Posted by notrump on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 5:27 PM