The new parking meters in the Historic District that have been on the sidewalks since early November are set to go live.
Beginning Feb. 4, parking on Main Street and Maryland Avenue will cost drivers $1 per hour. A two-hour limit remains in effect and meters will be enforced from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
In addition, after discussions with Historic District residents concerned about their ability to park, the county has instituted a residential parking pass program.
Residents living between the 8000 and 8300 block of Main Street can receive a pass and park for free at any metered space in the Historic District's parking lots.
Cars displaying the passes - a sticker to be affixed to their windshield - can also park at the metered spaces on Main Street for free between 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. every day of the week. This will effectively give residents one free hour (between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.).
Residents had expressed concerns at a meeting with Planning and Zoning Director of Special Projects Steve Lafferty that they would not be able to get free parking near their homes.
The parking passes will also go into effect Monday, Feb. 4.
More information is available on the Howard County government website.
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