03/19/2013 11:03 am ET

Parking Spots Become Gardens In Boston Apartment Building Designed By Sebastian Mariscal (PHOTOS)

For one proposed apartment building in Boston, the idea is under consideration.

With cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Washington D.C. (and soon New York) incorporating bike share programs and the introduction of new bike lanes (thanks, Bloomberg!), city-dwellers have legitimate reasons to eschew driving cars in urban areas.

And to further incentivize this movement, one architect is bypassing the need for parking in the first place. Sebastian Mariscal is proposing to construct a mixed-use residential building in Boston that would feature 46 private green open spaces -- and zero parking spots. The plan also includes a large garden plaza and roof-top garden beds.

If the building gets approval, it will sidestep a Boston rule that requires any new residential building to offer parking space. We hope it does, because this car-reducing, garden-growing space is a boon not only to the environment, but also our well-being.

Check out renderings of the potential building and its many green spaces, then head over to Fast Company for the full story.

Parking Spots Become Gardens

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