Located for the first time in Magoun and Ball Squares, the new meters will continue providing residents and visitors the added convenience of multiple payment options while parking at a meter in Somerville. A similar pilot was recently conducted in Davis and Union Squares, garnering positive feedback from both drivers and business owners.
“Working with the IPS Group out of San Diego, our
single-space meter pilots in Davis and Union Squares have proven very
successful and beneficial to both drivers and local businesses,” said
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “Though we are extremely happy with the IPS
meters that make payments easier by offering credit card options, we are
considering a wider-scale purchase based on the overwhelmingly
positive feedback, and felt it was important to sample more than one
product before taking this next significant step. I hope this pilot
program will set the groundwork to overhaul our entire meter fleet,
thereby making residents’ and visitor and business owners’ interactions
with our parking system easier and more efficient.”
The 30 new
meters accept quarters, Visa and MasterCards. Color-coded key panels
and large LCD screens are also designed to make transactions easy and
intuitive for motorists. In addition to the payment convenience, the
new meters offer solar powered, real-time wireless communications that
will lower maintenance needs and increase efficiency.
additional pilot program will allow the city to further its experiment
with another vendor and better determine the best and most
cost-effective product for a potential full scale implementation,” said
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Parking. “With the additional forms of payment options, we have already
seen positive outcomes: a drop in the number of parking violations and
ticketing, customer satisfaction due to the multiple payment options,
and no more searching for quarters when looking to park.”
the 30,000-square-foot center on the existing building’s west side will
“take precious spaces away,” said Dr. Sally Knauer, an orthopedic
surgeon with Northern Colorado Orthopedic Associates at the Harmony
campus, who is leading the charge to protect the parking.
Unger, CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital, said the health system plans to
build a 105-space parking lot on the building’s south side and begin
enforcing where employees and physicians can park. Many now park next
to the building, taking up patient parking, Unger said.
comes a time on every campus in the health system where we have to
start addressing that, and that time has come,” he said. The health
system will also look at implementing valet parking and expanding the
volunteer-staffed golf cart service that transports patients from the
parking lot to the front door.
A traffic study commissioned by
Knauer showed the northwest lot was 90 percent full for more than five
hours in a day, including a couple peak hours when it was 95-100
In a letter to Unger dated Feb. 22, Knauer,Customized bobblehead
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voiced their support for the cancer center but asked it be moved
elsewhere on the 90-acre property. Calling the center’s proposed
location “a huge mistake,” they said the medical office building was
barely adequate for current needs.
“Our patients have special
needs,” the letter states. “Many are elderly or impaired by illness or
injury. We have neurology, cardiology, pulmonary and orthopedic patients
among many others who will be struggling to find parking. In addition,
the cancer center patients will be struggling to find parking as
Missing bolts, crooked columns and steel beams that were
rusted despite being new marred the construction of a doomed mall in
northern Ontario, a public inquiry heard Wednesday.
Kadlec, a structural engineer on the Algo Centre Mall project,
testified that the shoddy workmanship he saw three decades ago was
unprecedented in his experience.
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deficiencies in my life before,” Kadlec said. “I sent letters warning
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discovery of off-kilter columns prompted an unusual fix in which the
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engineer defended his actions, saying he was part of a team and
decisions were made elsewhere. He said he only visited the building site
three or four times and relied on inspection reports to outline the
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At other times, he simply said he could not remember events or was unable to answer the questions.
who worked for Toronto-based Beta Engineering, also testified he was
puzzled by the “unique” decision to put the parking garage above the
mall when the usual practice was to put it underground.
He said he discussed his reservations with the original mall owners — Algocen Realty Holdings — to no effect.
didn’t like it, especially in this area,” Kadlec said. “We talked
about it. I was a small man, but the decision was made somewhere else.”
The roof began leaking immediately. Asked if he ever warned the
owner about the corrosive effects of water and salt penetrating the
rooftop garage, Kadlec said he didn’t realize the problem was so
Investigators believe water and road salt combined to
destroy the weld of two steel structures, leading to the catastrophic
collapse on June 23, 2012 of the pre-cast roof deck, which rained
rubble down on shoppers and mall stuff.