ANC6B Likely To Back Plan to Alleviate Police Parking Issues at Marion Park Substation
by Larry Janezich and Barbara Riehle
A new parking plan for E Street between 4th and 6th Streets, SE on the northern side of Marion Park looks certain to receive the endorsement of ANC6B at next week’s December meeting.
The plan, worked out between residents and police officials by Commissioner Norm Metzger, anticipates that parking on the south side of E Street would be restricted 24/7 to police parking only. Zone 6 residential parking along the north side of E Street between 4th and 6th Streets will be extended, 7:00 am until midnight, seven days a week. Police would not be permitted to park their personal or MPD vehicles in these residential spaces on D and E Streets.
The proposed changes would become permanent after a trial period, if the new plan successfully resolves the frictions between the MPD and Substation neighbors. These frictions – double parking, difficulties for resident parking, blocked cars, etc., are especially acute during shift changes, according to a draft letter from ANC6B to DDOT’s Transportation Operations Administrator, Damon Harvey.
The next meeting of ANC6B will be Tuesday, December 13, 7:00pm at The Hill Center.