cars and lack of parking spaces. Frankly, I am shocked by the number
of people wanting this project, as they don't seem to grasp the
bigger picture and how a project of this size will compound
Glendale's traffic and congestion problems.
Here are some examples of how bad driving in Glendale already is:
If you go down Orange Street, between California and Lexington, the
parking lot behind Damon's Restaurant and Porto's Bakery is always a
nightmare since too many cars are vying for too few spots. If you go
down Brand Boulevard, near the Mann Theatres and Tower Records, it is
like a parking lot, everyone struggling to park. Cars are backed up
along that street waiting and hoping for a spot, causing long waits
at the red light with people honking and getting upset.
I know there is the Orange Street parking lot, but as we all know,
it is way under-utilized and no one seems to want to park there. I,
for one, do use the Orange Street parking lot, but it is almost
Plus, there would be more people from other areas visiting our
city and not only will the traffic and congestion increase, but also
the crime. The city is just too small for another big complex like
this. We have the Galleria, the Mann Theatre Complex on Brand and
Maryland, and these places bring a lot of people to Glendale. The
congestion with cars is horrifying and irritating. If they bring the
Town Center here, the traffic and congestion will quadruple as there
is just nowhere to park. And as stated earlier, no one seems to want
to use the Orange Street parking facility.
It is a nice idea, but believe me, if it were to come to fruition,
even the building of the project itself would cause numerous delays
in traffic, and the congestion in Glendale is way too much as it is.
The construction time to build the Town Center would last months, and
that means months more of hellish traffic, congestion and possibly
more fender-benders by harried motorists.
Now that the Cavalia show is coming to town, let's see how the