In yesterday's Miami Herald, Daniel Shoer Roth wrote about the parking shortage on Miami Beach and the impact on the Beach's residents. He quoted activist and longtime friend of the Urban Environment League, Frank Del Vecchio:
"The problem is not development but the failure to regulate development."
The article says:
One culprit for the decline in quality of life is what urban planners call "intensity of use.'' Take, for example, a 150-room hotel. By Miami Beach code, it must have one parking space per room. But one day, looking for additional revenue, the hotel opens a nightclub with a capacity of hundreds of customers. The hotel has no obligation to provide more parking.
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