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Survey Finds Lack of Parking

The official city construction standard of one parking place for every 70 to 80 square meters of total space in a building is outdated and often ignored, Penny Lane Realty said in a rating of Moscow's business centers' parking facilities.

The real average for the city's office buildings is one space for every 200 to 300 square meters, Maxim Zhulikov, head of the company's office real estate department, said in the report last week.

Zhulikov suggested that one space for every 50 square meters of space rented would be the ideal proportion. The realtor ranked office complexes by this criterion and found that only one, Voentorg on Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka, conformed to it. Moskva-City's Tower 2000 met the criterion by 67 percent and North Tower by 57.6 percent. Tenth-ranked Novinsky Passazh conformed by a mere 31 percent.

(MT)

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