From the pending-approval draft of minutes from the May 28, 2014 Parking and Transportation Committee meeting we found the following:
The North Shore Residence Hotel requested an additional loading zone for the Crystal Ballroom on the Davis Street side to accommodate valet parking. Upon completion of their remodel, they will have access to a drive dedicated to their property. Due to the redevelopment of the 500 block of Davis, there is a high demand for parking and the loss of 3 parking spaces would be detrimental. Also, the proposed loading zone would be in close proximity to the new bike lane.
In general, the Committee was reticent to see parking spaces on Davis evaporate; it appears unwilling to stir up more congestion on Davis. Be sure to contact your Alderman with your opinion on the matter if this issue catches your interest.