New meters, new parking app .. parking is changing in Ellicott City's Historic District.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
One man wins big in a contest to promote the use of a new parking application in the Historic District.
When a stranger calls and asks a kid for her parent’s cell phone number, the responsible child politely declines. Even if it’s the County Executive asking. The young woman who identified herself as Mark Kinzie’s daughter to Ken Ulman did just that Thursday after Ulman called to let Kinzie know he had won Howard County Tourism’s “Download for Date Nights” promotion. To support her responsibility, perhaps Kinzie will take his daughter out to dinner at one of the half-dozen restaurants that donated $400 worth of gift certificates to the promotion, or take her to a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. In all, the Ellicott City resident won more than $4,000 worth of free goods, services and gift certificates donated by local businesses as …
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…