I am in complete agreement with Tom Keane’s Oct. 1 op-ed supporting the need for city dwellers to have car access incorporated into a new building. As one’s life changes, so do one’s needs. This makes the apartments under consideration a short-term option for many potential residents.
I have a cousin in Paris who bought a fifth-floor walk-up 30 years ago. Now he has knee issues that make this space difficult for him to use and to sell to others. The co-op is considering installing an elevator, at the behest of younger residents who have small children and their equipment needs. People's lives change.
Fortunately for my cousin, his job has always been with the same company, and Paris has good public transportation. This is not true for many.