Doing our part to help local real estate developers make smart transportation choices — see this past CHS discussion on the possible addition of bike storage to the Odd Fellows building — anybody care to weigh in on this query from Morris Groberman of Northwest Commercial Real Estate Investments regarding demand for electric car chargers in the parking garage at the Harvard Market shopping center?
…if we were to put a electric car charging station in Harvard market would people use it? Do people drive electric cars on the hill? If we get more positive feedback we may just look at spending the approx. 10k to put in a station. Mind you this is early stages, but we need to really look at this market and determine if it is worthwhile serving the neighborhood with a charging station.
Basically, Groberman and partners are trying to decide if getting involved in a program like this — in which a federally-backed program said it is having a hard time finding Capitol Hill parking lots to work with — pencils out.
Groberman also tells us the QFC parking garage is going to drop its validation program, remove the gates from the Broadway entrance of its underground lot and let people park for 90 minutes on the honor system. Perhaps we buried the lede here — but let us know if you have any advice for the Harvard Market crew.
In the meantime, Groberman’s Madison Court Apartments lawyers are waiting for the city’s Hearing Examiner to publish the decision in their appeal against the Cascadia Center development on Madison.