Heather Albertson



March, 2023

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Supported a comment by Kristen Spitzer on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
Kristen Spitzer
More housing no, more parking yes. I think they need to spend more energy on creating a better shopping/dining expierence first.
Commented on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
Agreed - one of my favorite times of year is when all the trees are lit up.
Commented on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
I agree with the need for more parking. We aren't all able to walk places - especially if we live outside of the downtown Redmond core. I visited midafternoon on a weekday and could not find a spot to park, even at a low-density time. The spots are too narrow - they aren't wide enough to allow someone to park centered in the spot and open a door wide enough to get out of their car without dinging the next car over. Add even one lazy or inconsiderate driver, and everyone suffers. And I have to say I have fewer and fewer reasons to go now that REI, Macy's, and Barnes & Noble are gone. The food at the restaurants has been overpriced for meh taste and presentation.

I get the ideal, but, we aren't all ideal people with perfect physical health and abilities. Even if we start there, people age and, yes, become less physically able. The nearest public transit to my home is half a mile away, and it doesn't look like any of the routes pass RTC. If you really want to promote broad accessibility, you need to have robust public transit *and* parking.

And for those pushing walkability and arguing we shouldn't create enough parking ... without parking, there will not be sufficient patrons, and without patrons, there won't be all those taxes collected on purchases.
Supported a comment by Marissa L on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
Marissa L
Please please please don't hurt the natural light too much with giant office complexes on both sides of the outdoor mall. As someone that doesn't drive it's the only nice area I have access to that isn't a park that actually gets some light and has seating.
Supported a comment by Linda S on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
Linda S
Underground parking and parking garages are difficult to navigate for senior citizens and some persons with disabilities, not enough people have disability permits because the requirements are so narrow. If there isn't good street level parking with large enough parking spaces, I don't go to that location. I get tired of all of the ableism. I worry about this for the senior center too.
Supported a comment by Bob Yoder on Redmond Town Center 1 week, 2 days ago
Bob Yoder
Right on! The buildings need setbacks as height grows!