End Edmonton's parking minimums and set a new maximum: zero
Last winter, Philip Muz's all-ages music venue, the Artery, was evicted from its home of eight years by the city. That's because the city bought the building in order to knock it down and replace it with a holding site for construction materials for the Valley Line LRT.
After an outcry, the city is looking at potentially preserving at least parts of the historic building that housed the Artery, but the venue itself is closed.
Now, Muz's attempt to reopen the venue as the Aviary in McCauley— on 111 Ave. and 93 St., a sad street that could use more retail signs without "massage" in their name—is being foiled by parking minimums. That is, the buildings he hoped to resuscitate with the venue don't have enough parking stalls, according to city regulations.
Apparently, a street lined with 30 parking meters and 100 free spots along nearby residential streets, plus nearby Stadium Station LRT, isn't enough for those minimums.
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I liked the original title of the story, which was "Edmonton still doesn't get it, nobody comes for the parking."