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3. The building has to come down to make room for parking.
Most urban centers place a premium on land, and many have none to spare. One of the biggest users of land in the modern city is the parked automobile. Often, zoning ordinances do not contain any requirements for parking in urban core areas. This allows development to continue without being choked by unreasonable demands. The nature of a renovation project may require alternate, creative solutions for parking, such as a double-decker lift, multi-tiered parking structures, off-peak co-operative arrangements, valet parking, or car pooling, to name just a few. The study should explore the options and seek to create partnerships that solve the parking problem without destruction of historic fabric. The Chairman of our company, Mr. Paul Warshauer, is the grandson of Ben Warshauer, one of the pioneers in the American parking industry. Since 1928 the Warshauer family has been a leader in parking. Over the years many valet parking garages, self-parking garages, lots, and other structures have been designed, operated, or owned by various companies under Warshauer control. Today the family business has been absorbed into a large publicly traded company, Standard Parking from Chicago. (Ticker symbol STAN on the NASDAQ).


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10. That old building is ready to fall down around our shoulders

9. You can't change the layout because it has a bunch of load bearing walls.

8. It has code violations left and right. There's no way to make it work with ADA.

7. The "hysterical" society won't let you make any changes. They'll even tell you what color to paint it!

6. We'll have to do all sorts of reproduction of historical stuff. It will probably cost a small fortune!

5. The building is full of asbestos and God knows what else!

4. Doesn't the city have some kind of free money or grant program?

3. The building has to come down to make room for parking.

2. My contractor says it will cost too much!

1. We'll be better off tearing it down and building something new!
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