There is no win

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There is no win

The County in which Ft. Meyers, FL is going to build a $71,000 per space garage in downtown Ft. Meyers to help alleviate the parking problems around the county buildings. The city on the other hand, sees this as increasing traffic and is charging the county $4 million in road use fees (to repair the streets because of the increase in traffic).

The county rightly argues that the new facility will take cars OFF the streets because folks won’t be cruising around for on street spaces. Of course all that’s contingent on whether or not the city will raise on street rates to be above the rates charged in the structure.

Ah, yes, government, working together for the benefit of all.

JVH

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

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  1. According to the article it’s a $50,000,000 garage that holds 700 cars. I did the numbers. Yes it seemed about twice the cost of a very upscale garage, but who knows, perhaps that includes a very expensive demolition and land cost.
    JVH

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