Locust Point Rejects Permit Parking Plan

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Last Wednesday, nearly 300 Locust Point residents showed up to the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) meeting to vote on whether or not to move forward with a Residential Permit Parking (RPP) plan for the neighborhood. A committee was formed to look for parking solutions because of concerns over parking near Fort Ave., Woodall St., and Stevenson St. due to new and under-construction mixed-used developments, as well as sports league play at the South Baltimore Little League facility, and on Hull St., Beason St., and Towson St. due to commuters parking near the Locust Point Water Taxi stop on Hull St. and overflow parking from Under Armour.

After two years of looking at the problem, the committee decided the RPP program was one viable solution to address the parking issues. A plan was put forward by the committee in October and was distributed to residents of Locust Point. The following plan was proposed for the initial phase of RPP in Locust Point and, if approved by an LPCA membership vote, the process was slated to begin in coordination with the Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC):

A – 2 HOUR PARKING LIMIT IN AREA #XX. 8AM – 6PM MON-FRI AREA #XX PERMIT HOLDERS EXCEPTED

1200 Hull Street (even)
1200 Hull Street (odd) 2 block faces 1100 Hull Street (even)
1100 Hull Street (odd)
1400 Beason Street (odd) 2 block faces 1200 Towson Street (even)

B – 2 HOUR PARKING LIMIT IN AREA #XX. 6AM – 12AM AREA #XX PERMIT HOLDERS EXCEPTED

1000 East Fort Avenue (even) 1100 East Fort Avenue (even) 1200 East Fort Avenue (even) 1400 Woodall Street (even) 1400 Woodall Street (odd) 1400 Stevenson Street (even) 1400 Stevenson Street (odd)

The plan was rejected by a large margin as many residents said the plan would just push the problem to other blocks in the community. RPP in Locust Point could be explored again in the future, but this current effort was officially tabled.

The South Baltimore Peninsula currently has RPP in blocks of Otterbein with Area 8, Sharp-Leadenhall with Area 41, Federal Hill with Area 9, Federal Hill South with Area 19, and South Baltimore with Area 30. The Riverside Neighborhood Association (RNA) has begun the process of a new parking zone for its neighborhood with the PABC.

See parking zones here.

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