Michael Allen has an overview of the latest “developments” concerning the building at 1105-9 Olive Street which the owner wants to tear down for a parking lot despite the fact that the area is already surrounded with abundant parking. Also, he would like to see action taken to deter downtown developers from plaguing downtown with additional parking.

The Board of Aldermen should consider passing a formal parking lot moratorium for downtown east of Tucker Boulevard, to ensure that the city’s heart is a place where real estate grows in value and grows in potential for use and benefit.