On a recent evening, we went to Montrose for dinner and noticed construction at the corner of Honolulu and Oceanview. We were surprised to discover that a Starbuck’s was coming to Montrose. We were even more amazed that the city of Glendale had issued an exemption to Starbuck’s for the normal required parking. Last week I noticed posted sign at 2274 Honolulu, just two shops down from the Starbuck’s under construction, that appears to be asking for the same exemption as Starbuck’s.
Granting a parking exempting for a martial arts school would seem to be endangering the neighboring merchants. The restaurants can only survive if customers find adequate and convenient parking.
Since this new proposed business is requesting to be exempt, I would like to know what process the city goes through to determine the issue of necessary parking for new merchants in Montrose.
I challenge you to produce even one shopkeeper, employee or customer that would not agree with me that parking for the 2200 block of Honolulu is problematic during the afternoon and evenings in Montrose.