The top of the parking structure, I thought, would make a great park or community garden--even a mini-farm. In fact, that parking structure could be converted to apartments with lower parking, middle housing, top a park.
Why couldn't all larger buildings be built with lower parking under the building to save huge scabs of parking lots. It would take less land to buy and therefore save taxes. Imagine a Walmart without huge parking lots covering acres and acres. Three levels--parking below, main store above, a beautiful park above.
Turn concrete jungles into a green living city!
Of course, I'm not the only one to think so. But I'm not an architect. Fortunately, there are architects who see the appeal. But it will take city zoning changes to make it happen widely.
|By Luca Nebuloni from Milan, Italy - Milan_7899, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40270243|
Here's an article about it: Tree skyscraper
Here's the Wikipedia account