Dumpsters block developer’s plan for robotic stacked-car parkade
Planners and developers sometimes complain that permit delays or nagging issues city officials raise are garbage. Neil Richardson can certainly make that case. He’s building — or at least trying to build — one of the most unusual offerings in an ever-changing downtown. It’s the first mechanized parkade in Calgary, with a rooftop restaurant above robot-stacked cars and revitalized heritage storefronts along a notoriously shabby block of 7th Avenue S.W., between Centre and 1st Street S.W.