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Is Parking Missing on Grant Avenue?

People on Grant Avenue continue to share what they feel is missing. For some it is what they can't find, a parking space.

Pam Russo of Novato talks about parking downtown
Pam Russo of Novato talks about parking downtown

While some people commented on what restaurants they thought were missing from Novato, some had thoughts out of the culinary area on what was missing on Grant Avenue.

Bruce Piper, Novato resident – He said he'd like “more of an old town feeling on the other side of Redwood.” Piper has lived in Novato since the early 60s and says, “I've seen a lof changes.”

An anonymous woman said that on the other side of Redwood “as you get toward 7th it's banks banks, banks. It does not feel like town, too many banks,” she said.

For some the issue was what was right in front of them, whether they could have it or not, finding an open parking space.

Pam and Tony Russo were walking their Labradoodle on Grant Avenue and both pointed out things they'd like. Pam Russo voiced her frustration at not being able to find a parking spot. She wondered

Pointing at the diagonal parking spaces on Grant, her husband Tony Russ said that the city, “should have planted the trees closer to the sidewalk than take up (parking) spaces.”

Do you think downtown has enough parking? Have you been frustrated by trying to find a parking space or usually have good parking luck? Let us know.


Linda January 15, 2014 at 05:00 AM
I was at the center last week and Macleamy started handing out the paint the town red cake early so she could snooze us to vote for her in the next election. Most people had a comment around the table and it started spreading fast to all tables . This is the same lady who closed our community house and now with the monster building next door took our parking away
Bubba six pack January 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM
What center? That's the problem here. Novato doesn't have a center, like Sonoma or Healsburg. Also, that crap covered in red that Maclemy was trying to shove down your throat wasn't cake, it was our budget.
Lou Judson January 15, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Move the trees and return to 45 degree parking for the length of Grant and the problem will be solved.
Sam January 15, 2014 at 06:27 PM
The best one is the new Ice Cream store next to the Mexican store at 3rd Grant . It will be open soon with no Parking and a Baskin Robins at a shopping center four blocks away. I wish them the very best but one needs to think before acting
Hopkin January 15, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Sam, I'm sure they will get some traffic from people just walking by. I was thinking about this today: Just how many people actually do live within a block on either side of Grant? Along pretty much the whole length of it!

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