When Ottawa’s new Civic hospital is complete, it will be encircled by more parking spots than almost any new hospital in the province. And the majority of those 3,400 proposed spots could be surface parking, stretching over 15-20 acres, along with access roads. An average Costco parking lot, by comparison, contains about 600 spots. The vast parking lots at the Canadian Tire Centre have more than 6,500 spots.
There are early signs that parking will be the next battle on the road to a new $2 billion super hospital in Ottawa. It is a controversial issue, partly driven by provincial funding policy. And Ottawa is not alone.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/the-next-big-fight-around-a-new-civic-hospital-and-yes-it-involves-parking