Letter of Support for Manhattan Core Parking Amendment
The New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Manhattan Core Text Amendment. We are a professional and educational association of more than 1,450 planners working in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and the lower Hudson Valley. The professional planners of the APA New York Metro Chapter support the parking regulations that promote multimodal access and economic development, especially in dense, transit-rich environments like the core of Manhattan.
The Chapter finds that there are many challenges and interests at stake when parking is under consideration. The amendment does a good job of negotiating them, and is an improvement and needed update to the 1982 regulations. As planning professionals, we note that the amendment does the following well (and offers additional considerations):