Chicago is embarking on a project that will enhance the connection between the famed Grant Park and Millennium Park, which are separated by a roadway. But what’s most interesting about the project is that it draws from revenue parks receive under leases the city granted to private operators of parking garages. Parking garages are buried underneath both of these parks. While getting too involved in the parking business may be anti-park, it is one way to generate revenue. The other prime examples are San Francisco’s Union Square and Boston’s Post Office Square.
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