Parking Management Plan
Takoma Park is reviewing parking issues across the city, including meters, handicap parking, commercial vehicle parking, residential parking permit (RPP) zones, enforcement, City Code and regulations, and parking hot spots. It is a comprehensive and interdepartmental effort aimed at modernizing and streamlining existing programs while preparing for ongoing developments and technological changes that affect how and where people are going in Takoma Park. The City-wide initiative includes surveys, grant-funded research and mapping, and additional data collection and community input.
Scroll down this page for the table of completed deliverables, like the interactive mapset.
Comments for the record may be submitted online for distribution to the City Council or during public comment period during the City Council meetings.
Current Project Status
Staff is developing information and recommendations for City-wide parking policies to be presented to the public for comment and feedback. After incorporating community input, the recommendations will be presented to Council. Council is considering the establishment of a Parking Task Force (July 10, 2019) made up of community members to review the recommendations and plan community outreach .
The City received a technical assistance grant from MWCOG in 2016. The consultants made a presentation to City Council on June 15, 2016 and submitted a report. The table below includes the 2016 documents, maps, and survey results.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Housing and Community Development
Parking Management Plan Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Current target completion date: 2020
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development, Police and Public Works.
Budget & Funding Source
Budget: Technical Assistance grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments technical assistance (FY 2016-$40,000), awarded to Sabra, Wang & Associates, July 2015.
- Spring/Summer 2020
Council adoption of Parking Management recommendations
- Fall 2019
Council consideration of Parking Task Force and appointments
- July 10, 2019
Council Work Session on the Establishment of a Citywide Parking Engagement Task Force
- May 15, 2019
Council Update and Work Session
- November 14, 2018
Council Work Session – Review Scope of Work
- April 25, 2019
Community Listening Session
- November 14, 2018
Council Work Session on Project Scope
- October 2016
- June 15, 2016
Sabra, Wang & Associates Presentation to Council
- April 19, 2016
Project Charter Signed
- March 17, 2016
ParkMobile Contract Signed
- October/November 2015
Residential/Business Parking Survey
- July 22, 2015
MWCOG Technical Assistance Grant Awarded
Links & Notes
The Project Charter for the Parking Management Plan identifies the parameters of the initiative, the policies which guide the work, the project schedule, and deliverables.
Two public open house meetings were held in October 2016 to share findings from the MWCOG-funded study by Sabra, Wang and Associates and to gather community input. See the Meeting Boards. Public comments were solicited from October 7 through November 7, 2016.
Parking Management Plan Deliverables