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  • Taylor Avenue West Of Webster Street - Alameda

    Please review options provided by the Council Member Daysog below and let us know rough cost and number spaces gained as outlined below by tomorrow noon.


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    Date: 5/2/16 11:01 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: Shahram Aghamir , VIRENDRA PATEL
    Subject: FW: 1435 Webster -- more from Daysog

    Hi Shahram/V, sorry to do this to you, but can you pls. take a quick look at this and give us a very high level sense of whether or not what is being talked about is do-able. I’m guessing not, since diagonal parking takes up way more space than people think. It would be great if Andrew could get any info. before tomorrow night’s Council meeting. I’m asking for very high level, not a bunch of work…(is there such a thing?). tx dp

    From: Janet Kern
    Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 10:52 AM
    Cc: Jill Keimach
    Subject: 1435 Webster -- more from Daysog

    FYI, thoughts and input. Thanks, Janet

    From: Tony Daysog
    Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 10:49 AM
    To: Jill Keimach ; Janet Kern

    I had a chance to sit down with Mr. Goldberg of the 1435 Webster Street project this morning. As I think about this project now, these are thoughts that are going through my mind.

    Thought: "What does 'victory' on Tuesday night, May 3 look like, to me?"

    Step 1. In *my* best of all worlds, first, we, the City Council, ask staff and the project proponent to look into placing diagonal parking in front of the project on Taylor Avenue side, nearest the Taylor Avenue-Webster Street intersection. The diagonal parking would extend only for the length of the project (not all the way down Taylor, iow), from the Webster Street-Taylor intersection inward along Taylor (in the direction of [but not all the way to] St. Barnabas). And, we do the same on the other side of the Webster-Taylor intersection in front of Nation's Burger. In placing diagonal parking on the north side of Taylor Avenue, we also consider removing parking from the corresponding south side, in an effort to free-up space to allow for easy in-and-out parking into and out of the diagonal slots. While the removal of parking on the south side result in a loss of parking, the *hope* is that the diagonal parking on the north side results in a tangible *net increase* of space.

    Step 2. While meant to satisfy the need for parking to accommodate retail space (i.e. currently there's a need for three additional retail-related space), the *net new increase* diagonal parking (ie total new diagonal space minus the space removed on the south-side of Taylor minus 3 retail-related parking) also count toward *night* time space for the nine residential units, in the chance that (as I think will happen) the 9 spaces on-site right now dedicated to serve the 9 residential units is not enough. The diagonal space counts as *night* time for the residential because, when residents come home after work, by six o'clock, the meters are off. (PS: that's what I do at my place).

    Step 3. Project proponent removes tree on the northwest corner, as well as configures the transformer slot in a way to accommodate two new parking slots on the project site itself. (As indicated by the project proponent, he might be able to re-size some of the existing on-site parking [ie squish] to increase parking by maybe one more, *independent* of the possible two new slots contemplated here). Also: removed tree is then re-planted at the Harbor Bay Business park to help Ratto Road resident there with light problem emanating from VF Outdoors project.

    Step 4. Project proponent implements "parking lifts" (ie stacked parking) at a minimum on a limited basis if Step 3 is not possible.

    All that i wrote above is not in place of project proponent's commitment to do "transit passes" -- he must still do that. And, all the I wrote above is not to say that we will decide, once and for all, on Tuesday night, May 3, that this shall come to pass. What I am hoping for is for staff to *analyze* the feasibility of all of this, in terms of engineering, cost and logistics (ie will sidewalks be wide enough for persons with disability, if somehow sidewalks are affected by creating the diagonal parking). If diagonal parking is implemented as considered above, what is the *net increase* in slots, and is it enough to, at a minimum, cover the need for 3 unmet retail-related space, as well as add *night* space for the 9 residents?

    It's completely possible staff will say, "you can do diagonal parking, but it's going to cost 'x', and its going to yield 'a' net increase in slots." To which I say, "Ok, fine, at least now I know my options."


    /s/ tony

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