Back in 2012, Curt Ailes posted an article containing a few maps of the surface parking lots downtown. After these maps came up on twitter, I figured that now would be a good time to compare the lots to what currently exists.
First , I took the old lots and contrasted them with the new ones. The new configurations are shown in red below, whereas the 2011 parking lots are shown in blue:
Next, the more interesting map for our purposes. The parking lots shown in red are the ones from 2011 , while the blue ones are the existing lots:
There are fewer large blocks of parking lots downtown. With the notable exception of Eskanzi Hospital, many of the newer lines are things such as parking islands for code compliance and such. Something else to note is that this is just surface parking. It’s vary rare for a new project to not include an interior garage. It’s still a car city, after all. Hopefully, that can begin to change once the Red Line is up and running later this year.