New meters, new parking app .. parking is changing in Ellicott City's Historic District.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ellicott City's new multi-space parking meters go live today - that includes new meters on Main Street and Maryland Avenue.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The county executive announced proposed updates and the return of paid parking to downtown Ellicott City.
Parking in the Historic District has been free since Nov. 22 - the longest period of free parking to date, according to a statement released by the county. Meter enforcement will return next week, however, including at the new multi-space parking meters on Main Street and Maryland Avenue. Meters, and a new residential parking program, will operational begining Monday, Feb. 4 In a statement released Tuesday, County Executive Ken Ulman also announced that he was proposing $3 million in the FY 2014 capital budget be dedicated to projects in the Historic District. “Ellicott City is a jewel of Howard County,” he said in the statement, “one that we need to continue to invest in so that it keeps shining." Ulman said the administration worked …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The county has also instituted a residential parking program for Main Street residents.
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 …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The county does not have a 'firm date' for when the new meters will begin collecting money.
New parking meters in Ellicott City’s Historic District have been installed and line Main Street and Maryland Avenue. The meters, which were put in place in early November, are hidden under padlocked covers, set to “go live” after Jan. 1. But when, exactly, after Jan. 1 is not yet clear. “We don’t have a firm ‘go live’ date,” Director of Special Projects for the Department of Planning and Zoning Steve Lafferty wrote in an email on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Lafferty said that – in large part because of the holidays – the county was not able to complete testing it needs to do before turning the meters on. “We will be sure to give businesses, residents and the public adequate notice,” he said. On Aug. 21, County Executive Ken Ulman announced a new …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In light of the Historic District's new parking arrangements, the county has agreed to meet with residents to see how they fit in.
The administration is meeting with residents of the Historic District this evening to discuss residential parking is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at St. Paul's Church. The meeting, initially scheduled for Mon., Oct. 29, was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. On the agenda is residential parking in the Historic District. The County is implementing a new parking program which includes Streetline, Inc.'s Parker, a mobile phone application that shows the user where available spots are in the Historic District, and the addition of multi-space parking meters on Main Street and Maryland Ave. When the new parking program was announced on Aug. 21, there was no mention of a residential parking plan. Planning and Zoning Director of Special Projects …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A new mobile application that shows available parking in the Historic District has gone online.
If you want to find parking in Ellicott City, County Executive Ken Ulman told a small crowd standing outside the Howard County Welcome Center Thursday morning, “We now have an app for that.” The app – mobile phone application -- is Streetline’s Parker. It allows people to look up real-time information about available parking spaces in the Historic District. Ulman said it addresses a problem that was brought to light as the result of a parking study carried out when he came into office. "One of the biggest challenges that we face … is parking,” Ulman said. “More importantly, it’s frankly the perception of parking.” For visitors to the Historic District, particularly those from out of town, “How would you know that right behind the Ellicott…
Monday, November 5, 2012
A meeting to discuss parking options with residents after meters are installed in the Historic District has been rescheduled for later this month.
Friday, November 2, 2012
A meeting postponed because of Hurricane Sandy will be held later this month.
A meeting between the administration and residents of the Historic District to discuss residential parking has been rescheduled. It will now be held Tues., Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Church. The meeting, initially scheduled for Mon., Oct. 29, was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. On the agenda is residential parking in the Historic District. The County is implementing a new parking program which includes a mobile phone application that shows the user where available spots are in the Historic District and the addition of multi-space parking meters on Main Street and Maryland Ave. When the new parking program was announced on Aug. 21, there was no plan for a residential parking plan. Planning and Zoning Director of Special Projects …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Official says meeting with residents will be rescheduled.
A meeting scheduled for Monday evening to discuss parking options for residents of the Historic District has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Steve Lafferty, in the county's Planning and Zoning Department, said Sunday afternoon that although the weather is unpredictable, "All indications are that we will not want to encourage people to be on the roads for a meeting." Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to reach New Jersey late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, but high winds and heavy rains are expected to begin Sunday night. Lafferty said the meeting will be rescheduled. "I am sorry we have to change the date but I believe it is the wiser path," he wrote in an email. The meeting was scheduled to discuss ways to incorporate …