To the Editor:
It was not surprising to see that the city is taking care of MAC Property Management by providing two parking spaces on Kenwood Avenue for its use for valet parking during the construction of Vue53 (Herald, 4/15/2015). Isn’t it good to see that the parking impacts of Vue53 are being ameliorated for one of the project’s proponents?
One would hope that the city will similarly take care of the neighborhood by enforcing the parking promises made by the university and its developer, Mesa, in order to obtain the re-zoning that makes the project possible. In applying for the re-zoning, the university and Mesa submitted the report of their traffic consultant, KLOA. The KLOA report stated that Vue53 would provide more than the 200 parking spaces needed, under city zoning regulations, for the residential component of this project.
The university and Mesa should live up to their promise – made through their consultant – to provide at least 200 parking spaces for Vue53 residents. The city should be expected to monitor the compliance of the university and Mesa with their promise.