Demolish all above ground parking structures and rezone for...
Demolition of all the above ground parking structures would a) reduce heat island affect B) reduce the number of parking space for cars in the city c)free up land for new housing, office space, commercial space, and create space more scaled and open for people d) reduce carbon foot print from all the cars that use to use the space
A example on one I am talking about is the structure accross from the CPR Water Front Station where all those cars are parked. I would love to see that structure demolished and in its place built a office building and with retail on the ground floor. Theres another one I think in China town and in the area of between West Georgia/Seymour/Dunsmuir/Richard Streets respectively. I think if we are going to have them only have then under ground and use any available verticle above the ground space for human use.
above ground parking structures - do you mean parkades - surely they are more efficient land use.