Michael Damico 
Member since Oct 1, 2014

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Re: “Mark IV plans apartment complex for Karges Place in Swillburg

more 'affordable', but not quite affordable. At least local developers are finally, 7 years after the rest of the region, tending to demands.

where exactly is this property fronting? South or Goodman? This is all of the vacant land behind S. Wedge Diner?

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Posted by Michael Damico on 02/15/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “We don’t need a park on the Midtown site

I love alot of this discussion. What is not being mentioned is the EXACT same thing with parking. We have City Council Members saying parking is a problem and we need more of it. No, there are enough publicly owned parking garages everywhere in this city...much like the correlation to open space.

I agree with this article, but we DO NEED large open space in the city; the best location: old RG&E land adjacent to High Falls. Imagine: an outdoor ampitheater near the Falls, access to the River and scenic vistas.

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Posted by Michael Damico on 07/25/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Whole Foods could push Monroe to breaking point

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA; please do some research on site planning, municipal zoning, traffic engineering and sustainable design principles before you write your next article...this is quite humorous to see such misinformation propagated in our local news.

Density is a sustainable approach to the suburbs; its because of the lack of density that has defined America's built environment in such a sprawling manner. From an economic development standpoint, congestion is a good thing: more window shoppers. Your argument is not only outdated (hello, 1950 and post-WW2 boom development) it is the very reasoning we have sprawling suburbs devoid of character and entirely pedestrian UNFRIENDLY.

The appeal for most individuals looking to the suburbs (other than schooling) is the fact that they believe it is 'safer' seeing as though bus lines are limited (if at all present) and there are tons of cul-de-sacs (no through roads). Unfortunately this is all a poor misconception of ignorant individuals not interested in educating themselves about sustainability, planning and/or design.

If there was something to write about, it should be how that entire corridor is one of the most dangerous in our region...it should be redesigned so that it doesn't promote high traffic speeds, should include ample pedestrian amenities and promote societal collaboration through a better built environment.

I'm sick and tired of hearing all of this NIMBYism (Not In My BackYard) towards development of any type in the Greater Rochester region, especially from individuals who don't care to learn about planning and design. Please refrain from you biased opinions about something you clearly are uneducated about.

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Posted by Michael Damico on 06/21/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Downtown development misses prime parcel

downtown has a parking problem? Why is it that so many naive people are in positions of power in this city? There is NO parking problem in the city; there is a problem with people wanting to park DIRECTLY outside of the place they want to frequent. Main St. has THREE City owned parking garages within 0.5 mile of the parcel...developers are still in a 1960's mindset of believing parking demand and supply will dictate their success. With the amount of residential units being added to this area, there will be enough people within WALKING distance, where they will not need to park. Just imagine if we supplemented this with ample pedestrian and bike infrastructure, instead of auto infrastructure, then we'd be worried about it be congested, and developers and city planners would elate in unison.

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Posted by Michael Damico on 05/23/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Ginna's future in jeopardy

NYC already has influenced our state enough; when does this influence end for the remainder of the state?

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Posted by Michael Damico on 10/01/2014 at 1:42 PM

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