Parking Madness 2015: Fort Worth vs. Boise

There’s just one spot remaining in the Elite Eight of this year’s Parking Madness bracket. And it’s either going to Fort Worth or Boise. Without further ado, here are the final parking craters in the 2015 tournament.

Fort Worth

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This eyesore was submitted by an anonymous commenter, who wrote:

Fort Worth, TX. Right next to downtown. Featuring not one, not two, but THREE 6-7 story parking garages spaning five city blocks. That would be fine, but there are another eight full blocks with surface parking lots (three of them are riverfront property) with an additional five blocks partially taken by surface parking. Oh, and there’s on street parking as well. Overkill…

Ugly! Here it is from straight above:

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Now let’s have a look at the competition.

Boise

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Submitter David Sanderson writes:

Downtown Boise and the fabulous dirt lot between the Front/Myrtle couplet.

The biggest part of the crater is that big dirt lot sandwiched between the downtown couplet of Front and Myrtle streets. I think it’s $2 a day to park there. The city has always felt that the couplet has been a detriment to expanding downtown Boise south of Front Street. There has been some infill closer to the heart of downtown but there are big swaths east and west that remain parking lots. Much of that was wiped out during urban renewal where they figured it would be easier to wipe the slate clean than wait around for old buildings and warehouses to be renovated or repurposed.

Sad. Google’s rendering engine yields this perspective:

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What’ll it be readers — the hole in the middle of Fort Worth or Boise’s gap tooth?

Which city has the worst parking crater?

  • Fort Worth (85%, 294 Votes)
  • Boise (15%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 344

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