Who thinks that we need to build a new Parking Garage with public money Downtown?
There are a lot of parking spaces Downtown. I have never had difficulty finding a parking space. Realize that I also do not mind walking a couple of blocks to get where I am going.
One of the things about this project that makes no sense to me is building a 100% publicly financed parking garage. It is absurd.
I keep hearing that proponents of a Downtown Baseball Stadium want a vibrant and walkable Downtown.
If a parking garage is built right next to the Stadium how will that encourage people to walk Downtown? Won't the Parking Garage cause fewer people to walk Downtown?
I have lived in Fort Wayne a long time. I have irritated my mother-in-law on more then one occasion when she goes shopping with us. If we go to a mall I park in the first space I can find. If I go to Glenbrook and it is busy I always park out by Coliseum Blvd because I refuse to troll parking lots looking for parking spaces.
When my mother was recovering from a broken leg I did drop her off at the front door... So there have been one or two exceptions...
This is one of the many things about the project that does not make sense to me. There are a lot of people who will spend time driving around a parking lot so that they do not have to walk an extra 500 feet.
Please try to give me a reasoned answer that will make sense to those people who are skeptical...
I think a Parking Garage is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
P.S. Sam you might want to let someone else handle this one for you!