BNMC to “Green” The Trico Parking Lot – Why Not Be Green and Save Trico?
The BNMC is continuing to enhance the Trico lot for its innovation center folks. This time they are installing solar parking lot lights, bike infrastructure and rain gardens. You can read the article here.
The BNMC’s investment in this lot is ironic because it is this lot that is the reason Trico cannot attract a developer.The BNMC has stripped the 600,000 sf building from it’s only parking option and therefore has removed it’s ability to attract a developer because no developer will rehab such a large building without a parking option. If Trico is demolished, the BNMC will be responsible for sending 600,000 sf of material into a landfill.
The greenest building is the one that is already built. Greening the parking lot is a good first step, however we would like to see the BNMC take the leap and save Trico which will really make a positive impact on our environment.