Opinions split on parking proposal for Mid-Market mall

Planning Commissioners appeared divided on Thursday about whether underground parking should be included in a proposed Mid-Market mall.

CityPlace is a 90 foot mall planned over three lots on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.

The most controversial element of the proposal is an underground parking garage.

During a commission meeting, commission member Michael Antonini said the parking is important because it would ensure that shoppers’ parking needs are met in the area.

“If you build the project without the parking, you’re not going to meet the demand with the existing parking,” Antonini said.

Commission member Ron Miguel indicated that he did not support the proposal to include underground parking, because the area should be developed with a focus on pedestrians.

“If you are going to have this tremendous increase in pedestrian traffic, then that is exactly what we want – not necessarily a building that provides a great deal of parking that may not be necessary,” Miguel said.

The hearing was held to discuss neighborhood impacts outlined in a draft environmental impact report that was published last month about the project.

No votes were cast by commission members, and the commission will hold a hearing in the future to discuss whether the proposed project should be modified before receiving needed construction permits.

Public comments about the draft environmental impact report can be sent to the Planning Department until Dec. 21.

 

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