Why we support the full elimination of parking minimums

The Saint Paul Planning Commission is considering proposals to either reduce off-street parking requirements them altogether.

  • Option 1: Reduce
  • Option 2: Full Elimination

We believe full elimination of parking minimums helps everyone — renters, homeowners, small business owners, developers, and city planning staff. Option 2 is the best option for the following reasons:

  • Parking minimums make housing expensive.
  • Economic vitality depends increasingly on people, not cars.
  • Option 2 is more equitable for neighborhoods and residents.
  • We are facing a climate crisis because we incentivize driving.
  • Option 1 retains the parking requirements bureaucracy.

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