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  • whatever bud
    April 24, 2013 - 10:23

    There are dozens of restaurants downtown with insufficient parking,and even less when there are events at Mile 1 (which has ZERO parking). There are numerous weddings at Waterford Manor every summer. More people tend to go to a wedding than an average sized restaurant. I lived in that area for years and never had a problem with the traffic.

  • starr
    April 20, 2013 - 10:28

    What a silly, unfounded decision on the part of city council. Someone must have a personal vendetta there or living on the street. which counsellor lives there? there's your answer. After all, how about Mile One. There's less than no parking there.

  • just me
    April 18, 2013 - 06:19

    they put mile one where it is with not enough parking

  • Darryl
    April 17, 2013 - 02:23

    Apparently Gary doesn't drive

  • pal
    April 16, 2013 - 23:57

    who's the butt-head complaining about parking on my street? park on the street b'y, just don't park by the bus stop dummy

  • Gary
    April 16, 2013 - 14:37

    Mandating minimum parking for private businesses is an archaic practice that has no place in a modern city. Grey, sterile expanses of parking lot are just about the lowest-value use I can think of for urban land. They deter pedestrians and threaten our streams and wetlands with contaminated runoff. Car owners need to accept that they may need to take the bus or walk to their final destination. The city is perfectly capable of coping with excessive on-street parking with meters or permits.

  • Johhny
    April 16, 2013 - 13:28

    When are our city councillors going to admit that St. John's is a city and not an outport? Denying this application on the argument that every patron has to be able to park right in front is ridiculous. Requiring the bulldozing and paving of additional land just to support parking that won't be needed 90% of the time is financially wasteful and ecologically damaging without merit. I'm sure the restaurant would be fine - even if the occasional patron needs to park of the street a block, and walk 2 minutes to sit down and eat.

  • Alec C
    April 16, 2013 - 13:08

    If only parking in St. John's was an issue for Waterford Bridge Road only, but alas this is a systematic wide problem that still hasn't been addressed. Why is there no central parking garage with shuttle service in old St.John's? Centralized parking and people could *GASP* WALK to their designations - NL is one of the fattest places in NA after all. Loosen the archaic heritage regulations on building height if developers increase parking capacity. Walk by customers not considered for Manor restaurant or 3+ people per car? While on the subject of Waterford bridge road, why hasn't the City commissioned a report on harnessing riverside hydro power via the Waterford river? Could even do a joint commission with Mount Pearl on Waterford river power, regional cooperation. How many MWs of power are available through the Waterford without major alterations or damning? Capital cost, cost of energy, range of generation for variable water levels ect. Or has bill 29/60/61 muted the CAPITAL CITY on self or cooperative(business and residential) financing their own power generation. Let me check with the illustrious STJ BOT on the matter - what PCs aren't for riverside hydro/competition even though our business would benefit from local non thermal power - DENIED. If residents and thereby Councilors are for commissioning at the very least a viability report on Waterford Power (WP Company WPC for short) our unpopular provincial government/Nalcor would be ill advised to meddle/interfere.