Did you know it’s estimated that creating one required parking spot can add an additional 10 to 15 percent to overall development costs?
As our housing unaffordability and cost of living crisis continue to put communities under pressure, policy makers and advocates are looking at a new solution: transforming our minimum parking requirements (MPRs). This shift could not only get us closer to our poverty reduction goals, but also address climate change and help create a more livable region.
Joined by guest speakers with experience transforming parking minimums in cities across North America, we’ll discuss key questions such as:
How do you envision communities changing with a shift away from MPRs?
What were some of the challenges faced by city council, staff, and the public when transforming MPRs in your community?
What are the potential or experienced impacts of MPR removal?
The CSPC acknowledges the Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsartlip/W̱JOȽEȽP, Tseycum/WSIḴEM, Tsawout/SȾÁUTW, Pauquachin/BOḰEĆEN, T’Sou-ke, Scia’new and Pacheedaht Nations who have a historical and ongoing relationship to the land where our offices and work are based.
We also respect the wide diversity of nations and languages across the province. British Columbia is home to over 200 First Nations communities and approximately 50% of the First Peoples’ languages of Canada. For more information visit: https://maps.fpcc.ca/