Will Tight Parking on Newton Place Be Further Restricted?
Residents who live in the area immediately west of Georgia Avenue came home to a jolt on Friday evening. That’s when they discovered that signs had been posted restricting parking in the vicinity of 701 to 721 Newton Place, NW.
Parking has always been tight on Newton Place as well as neighboring Park Road and Otis Place. This is due in part to multiple-unit dwellings and the close proximity of Georgia Avenue. The parking situation on Newton Place was further exasperated when construction began at The Avenue, which eliminated parking on the south side of the street by the project until June 2012.
The signs posted on Friday indicate that the north side of the street will be off limits between November 21 and December 21. Worse still, the enforcement would be seven days a week for the entire day.
In my opinion this places an undue hardship on the residents who live on Newton Place, especially at the onset of the holiday season when friends and family often visit. I’m currently communicating with both the developer and DDOT to figure out who applied for the restricted parking and the purpose for which it is needed. Hopefully a solution can be found that meets the needs of the residents and those who initiated the request.DDOT, parking comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.