Lack of parking, even in the garages
The Mayfair garage is packed on weekdays with cars from the ad agencies that have proliferated there. The garage used to be empty, you could get lost in the cavernous place, but now it's full of the agency peoples' cars.
The Oak Street Garage is the same, the Sun Health people are hogging all the spaces. There is usually a guy there on weekdays with a sign that says the lot is full, usually by 10 am.
I'm not sure about CocoWalk, but the Coconut Grove Bank lot, which was another great place to park is now off limits for parking because they are doing construction there. I do see many cars there in the day, but I think that's from all the bank workers who used to park closer to the building and now they are taking up the spaces that were there for the public during the day.
So while weekends, the lots are all empty, it's not the case during the week.
I'm not sure what they will come up with at the meetings because it's not that easy to build garages. There is the new one going in near Regatta Park, but that probably will take a couple of years and even so, it is not near the Center Grove where office workers would use the garages.
As for metered street parking, that is very hard to find, they are taking spaces away little by little for things like the crosswalks on Commodore Plaza and taking spaces away to give to restaurant seating and the CitiBikes and what's left is usually all taken fast during the day.
Regarding the Regatta Park area, there are a lot of complaints of parking being taken away from the docks behind the park. But then others are complaining about parking being put in where park space should be. So there's a juggling act going on over there.
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