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Parking Wars: Berkley Planners Reject Vinsetta Garage Plan to Raze Homes

June 25, 2014, 7:07 AM

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The good news for Vinsetta Garage on Woodward Avenue in Berkley is that business is booming. The bad news is that there's a parking shortage for the restaurant. And residents aren't happy. 

On Tuesday night, the Berkley Planning Commission, siding with residents, voted 7-0  to reject a rezoning plan submitted by the restaurant to knock down four homes on Oxford Street behind the eatery to make way for a parking lot, WDIV's Mara MacDonald reports. Commissioners urged the restaurant to seek another solution.

The ultimate decision will come from city council members, MacDonald reports.  

Ever since the restaurant opened  two years ago, residents have complained about customers parking all over the neighborhood. But they became even more vocal when the restaurant wanted to buy four homes, demolish them and change the neighborhood's character.

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