Tag: parking

Community groups raise concerns over 79-space parking lot proposed for Druid Hill Park

An aerial rendering of the planned renovations to the Druid Hill Aquatic Center. Image courtesy of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.

A plan to update the swimming pool at Druid Hill Park is drawing community support, but some residents are questioning the need for a 79-space parking lot.

The Druid Hill Aquatic Center is slated to undergo renovations to its main pools and mechanical systems and add a new bathhouse and kiddie splash pool. But the project would also add dozens parking spaces around the tennis courts across East Drive from the aquatic center, leaving several community groups concerned about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists amidst increased vehicle traffic.

City to Allow Motorists to Skip Late Fees on Unpaid Parking Tickets Next Week

Photo by Jeff Kubina, via Flickr, CC-by-2.0.

With tens of millions of dollars in unpaid parking fines amassed over the last 15 years, the city plans to meet motorists halfway with two amnesty days at the start of February.

City to Reserve 40 Paid Parking Spots in Mount Vernon for Handicapped Drivers

Photo by Angelsharum, via Wikimedia Commons

In what’s perhaps the most competitive neighborhood for parking in the city, officials plan to reserve 40 on-street spots for handicapped drivers while also requiring them to start feeding the meter.

Grace Fellowship Church Drops Plans to Build New Church on Seminary Avenue

Photo of the property via Save Seminary Avenue from Mega Church/Facebook

Grace Fellowship Church has abandoned controversial plans to build a new church on Seminary Avenue in Brooklandville after concluding that the property it was considering may not get county approval for the amount of parking the congregation needs.

Federal Hill to Get 24 More Paid Parking Spots Reserved for Disabled Drivers

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Midway through next month, Federal Hill will get two dozen more on-street handicap-reserved spots, and all metered spaces reserved for drivers with disabilities in the neighborhood will require payment.

New Dating App Shows What Baltimore Daters Hate the Most

Bad parking jobs are the second-most hated thing among Baltimore Hater app users. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The Hater app defies a common convention of online matchmaking tools by asking not what users like, but rather what they loathe the most. Here in Baltimore, the company finds the most common things users can’t stand are misplaced keys, bad parking jobs and that gut-wrenching “Two Girls, One Cup” video from 10 years ago.

Baltimore Adds Free Parking Over Holidays



The Thanksgiving weekend is set to provide some time off. But time with family always leaves you looking for excuses to get out of the house, and then there’s shopping. It may not be ideal, but if you head downtown, at least the parking will be free.

The Great Baltimore Parking-in-the-Snow Chair Battle



Originally published March 4, 2014 – Usually, Baltimore’s winters aren’t snowy enough for the serious, Chicago-style chair fights to break out. But with this year, it’s getting heated again.

You know what I’m talking about, right? The practice of shoveling out a parking spot, then putting a chair there all day so no one can take it while you’re gone. The pro-chair crowd argues that their hard work should be rewarded; by shoveling out that spot, they are essentially investing sweat equity in the property. And the anti-chair crowd says that they are selfish jerks.

This whole fight raises a lot of questions — for example, if you actually remove the chair in a shoveled-out spot, are you righting a wrong, or just doubling down on jerkiness? Are chairs put out to save spots fair game for, um, gathering? Should you write a passive aggressive note if someone steals your spot? If you don’t put a chair in the spot you shovel out, are you sure you’re not a Communist?