Who should be able to park near stations of the new Purple Line?
Montgomery County is seeking feedback on plans to install resident-only parking areas near four proposed stops in Silver Spring, in order to mitigate the impact of the Purple Line on neighborhoods.
County officials will host a public meeting on the plan on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Under the parking proposal, areas within 4,000 feet of a Purple Line stop will qualify to be included in the Residential Parking Permit Program, which allows residents to decide if they want to have permit parking in on their block. The plan allows residents to pay $20 for a permit; anyone who parks on that block without a permit could then be ticketed.
Generally speaking, permit rules would be in place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays, but that could be adjusted based on parking conditions and resident feedback.
The permitted parking areas would include neighborhoods to the north of Takoma Park, west of Prince George’s County, south of Indian Spring Drive and east of the existing permit parking areas in East Silver Spring and Seven Oaks.
Public hearing details:
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD