Well, maybe one of the best views in Vancouver:
Absurd, yes – but also the consequence of unrealized good intentions. When South False Creek was being planned in the early 1970s, the expectation was that residents would rely more on transit – and hence provision for parking could be significantly reduced. (Indeed, a special levy was applied to fund a more frequent bus service.) But the absence of parking did not result in an absence of cars – and so collective parking lots were built afterwards to accommodate residents’ needs.
The question now, given that these garages are the most obvious development sites for accommodating additional density without affecting the original housing directly, is whether the current residents would be willing to do with less parking to reduce the cost of new housing.