Re: "Grocery backs away from paid Proctor parking" (TNT, 2-7).
Kudos to Proctor Safeway for trying to come up with a solution to assure parking for its customers. I have watched with frustration as folks park in Safeway's lot and wander off to shop elsewhere while those looking to shop at Safeway cannot find parking.
Parking has long been a problem in Proctor and will only be worsened by Proctor Station. Bill Evans is being deceptive when claiming that completion of the project will add 34 parking spaces.
He neglected to note that the project took away parking for 20 cars and that the parking overflow from Proctor Station, if its residents have vehicles in line with the average for Washington households, will most certainly fill more than the remaining 14 spaces of the 34 Evans claims the project creates.
I am concerned about the impact of Proctor Station upon Proctor businesses when potential customers, many of whom live outside the district, can no longer find proximal parking and decide to go elsewhere.