Yes, this is a tongue twister and I’ll be impressed if you can say it five times fast, but parking is one of the biggest problems that community associations face. No matter how the developer sets up the community, sooner or later there are either too few parking spaces, people parking where they don’t belong or parking vehicles that nobody wants to see out their front windows. Too often developers don’t think about these issues or, if they do think about them, do not have a way to come up with a perfect solution. The same is true of association boards. Either they do not want to consider a plan to get a handle on parking problems or, if they do, their parking regulations don’t help the problem.
The lead article in the CAI Common Ground for September/October 2017 is titled “Park That Thought.” It discusses some of the problems that associations have with parking. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t give many answers on how to solve the problems. While there might not be a perfect solution to parking, some advance planning by both the developer and the association can help reduce parking problems. Continue Reading Proper Planning Prevents Parking Problems