Now, 214-216 Warren Street, the once and future Howard Hotel, is virtually right across Prison Alley from 209-211 Columbia Street.
It would seem logical for the new owners of 214-216 Warren Street to solve their parking problem by simply buying 209-211 Columbia Street--it's still on the market--to create a parking lot for the hotel there. Of course, by doing so, they probably risk bringing down on their heads the same righteous outrage that was visited on the Galvan Foundation last summer when they quadrupled the rent on Promise Neighborhood's current location on South Second Street. But maybe some agreement could be reached.
Promise Neighbor's plans include eight parking spaces along Prison Alley. One of the reasons they want this location is because it is close to where the population served by Promise Neighborhood lives. That doesn't suggest that many people visiting the site will arrive by car. Nor is it likely that Promise Neighborhood will require a lot of space for overnight parking. Might there be a chance for the developers of the Howard Hotel and Promise Neighborhood to work out some kind of deal to share parking space?
Hudson is only two square miles, and there's a lot going on here now, and more that wants to happen. We need to find ways to share our limited land mass.
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