On Reinventing Parking, a post wonders about the possibility of turning parking spaces into something else.
A good case study is Rome: here, zoning laws and parking requirements are rarely enforced and so, as soon as the land values rise, parking spaces turn into something more profitable.
Here are a few examples:
On the other side, in Switzerland zoning laws and parking requirements are strictly enforced: anyway, garages are still able to be repurposed.
Here is an example in Lausanne: a parking garage turned into a supermarket.
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