DC USA Church Parking Pilot Program to Begin This Month

DC USA parking entrance on Park Road.

DC USA parking entrance on Park Road.

At long last, church goers in the Columbia Heights area may finally get to park in the garage at DC USA for a reduced rate. A pilot program to do just this was presented before ANC 1A back in January 2013. Since then, there had been no updates. But, after doggedly requesting updates on this pilot I was finally informed that the parking pilot would begin in April 2014, and perhaps be in place by April 6th.

The pilot program, with the approval of the District’s parking committee, is being coordinated with four local churches where reduced rate parking will be provided to their parishioners on Sundays. On Sundays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. participants in the Sunday Parking program will be able to park for up to four hours at a rate of $3.00.

Initially, the District was approached with a request for reduced rate parking by St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St, NW), Shrine of the Sacred Heart (3211 Sacred Heart Way, NW), All Souls Church (1500 Harvard St.), and Kelsey Temple Church of God (1435 Park Rd.). Sacred Heart will facilitate the program on behalf of all the Faith-based institutions.

Opening up the DC USA garage for church parking on Sunday will greatly assist in balancing the parking needs between residents and the Columbia Heights Faith-based community.

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One Comment on “DC USA Church Parking Pilot Program to Begin This Month”

  1. Byron T. Says:

    Oh good. Largely nonresident congregations getting special treatment with our tax dollars.


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