Letter: ‘Pink Palace’ parking
Response to Christian, “Pink Palace” tenant:
There seems to be a bit of confusion about the letter I wrote a few weeks back. In the letter, I mention that the city and the Police Department need to come up with a solution to the parking problem on Colorado Avenue and the corner of Colorado and 11th Street. I talked about the how the city approved Adducci’s apartment complex and granted the “Pink Palace” an expansion that provided no off-street parking for either these places.
I hold the city solely responsible for these decisions. I never once accused any of the tenants or either of the places for the parking issues that city created.
For those of us who have lived here as long as I have, this has been a struggle for most of the 20-plus years I have owned my home here, and I see no resolution. You become tired and frustrated when you come home from work and you can’t find parking around your house.
I have eight parking spaces around my home, which is probably more than anyone has down Colorado Avenue. I have paid property taxes for those 20-plus years, which adds up to more than $20,000.
I think I should have a right to park at my house. And, yes, during the day there is parking. That’s because people are at work; it’s at night and weekends that are the problem.
As I mentioned above, none of this has to do with any of the renters in either of these places, so please don’t take this personally; my frustration is not with you. The letter was about bringing this issue to the surface again, pointing out the city’s lack of consideration for homeowners continually affected by past decisions and coming up with a solution.
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