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Parking Management Study

Takoma Park is undertaking a study of parking issues across the city that includes 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 study 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.

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. To date, the project includes a survey with nearly 300 responses from residents, visitors, and businesses.

 

Project Lead & Contact Info

Housing and Community Development
Phone: 301-891-7119
Email: planning@takomaparkmd.gov 

Photo of parking meters in Takoma Park.
Photo of parking meters in Takoma Park.

Parking Management Study Details

Project Info & Timeline
Budget & Funding Source

Budget: Technical Assistance grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments technical assistance (FY 2016-$40,000)

Project Timeline
  • Spring 2019
    Council presentation of Draft Recommendations
  • Winter/Spring 2019
    Community meetings on Draft Recommendations
  • Winter 2019
    Community meetings on Residential Parking Permit zones 
  • Winter 2019
    Update on-line survey information
  • October 2016
    Community Meetings
  • June 15, 2016
    MWCOG 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 Study identifies the parameters of the study, 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 study so far and gather community input. See the Meeting Boards. Public comments were solicited from October 7 through November 7, 2016.

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