Tag: parking

Rawlings-Blake Vetoes Permit Parking in Hampden

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Late Friday afternoon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she is vetoing a bill that would have brought permit parking to Hampden. In a statement, SRB called the proposal “permanent and disruptive.”

House of the Day: Canton Townhouse, Big and New, With Garage and 4-Car Parking

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$460,000
2725 Foster Avenue, Canton
3 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
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2725 Foster Avenue
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2725 Foster Avenue
From the agent’s listing: Fantastic 3BR/3.5 BA EOG Canton townhouse home! 4 car parking (2 gar + 2 pad), LL bdrm w/full bath, 20 ft. wide main lvl, hrdwd flrs, large kit & large din rm, brkfst bar, granite c-tops, S/S appls, lrg mstr suite w/walkin-in closet, jacuzzi tub, sep shwr, rooftop deck, new water heater, new paint, close to Canton Square, Patterson Park, waterfront, Johns Hopkins, dwntwn, I-95/I-83, Harbor East/Fells Point.
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You’re Gonna Have to Pay for Handicapped Parking in Baltimore, Starting Today

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Being able to park for free, slightly closer than everyone else has long been one of the perks awarded to disabled drivers. This seems fair; it’s hard enough to get around town when all your limbs are in working order, after all. But Baltimore’s handicapped drivers are losing one of their benefits: As of today all drivers, even those with the handicapped placard, will have to pay for parking.

One Of A Kind Carriage House, Circa 1848, But Totally Modern, On Ploy Alley

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Hot House: 500 Ploy Alley (Street), Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, 21201

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Detached carriage house, circa 1848, brick construction, 2013 renovation. Open plan, loft style interior with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths over 4 levels with elevator. Great room, chef’s kitchen with granite counters, s/s appliances, two large exterior balconies, master bedroom suite with window walls,  studio/lounge with wet bar, two further bedrooms. Good storage. No attic, no basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Surround sound, security system, fully wired. Attached 1 car garage+ 1 space in lot: $700,000 (with 10 year historic tax credit).

Open house Sunday, May 8, 1-3pm

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Baltimore-Developed Parking App: Will It Solve Your Federal Hill Parking Woes?

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This morning, the Baltimore Sun has a big article on a new app developed by a 24-year-old Canton man. Haystack aims to help beleaguered Baltimore drivers find parking spots by allowing users to alert each other to open parking spots. Why Haystack? Because “anyone from Canton, Fells Point or Federal Hill knows that finding parking can be like finding a needle in a haystack.”

Of course, Haystack developer Eric Meyer doesn’t expect people to engage out of the goodness of their hearts. If you find a parking spot using Haystack, you pay $3; if you leave a spot that someone else takes, you get $2.25. Haystack pockets the remaining 75 cents.

Not everyone is excited about Meyer’s app, which he describes as “kind of like Uber meets Tindr,” and which he predicts “could be big for Baltimore and really help solve a major problem.”


The app should be available for both Android and iOS systems as of this evening.

House of the Day: Elliott Street Townhouse With Parking, Walk to Canton Square

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$334,900
3418 Elliott Street, Canton
3 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
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3418 Elliott Street
3418 Elliott Street
3418 Elliott Street
3418 Elliott Street

1,100 City Parking Spaces to Be Marked for the Disabled

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Right now, a handicapped placard earns a driver the right to park anywhere in Baltimore City free of charge. Problem is, that deal has made the placards very attractive to thieves. In fact, around 2,000 were stolen in 2012. So the city is switching things up.

Under the new plan, 200 parking spaces in the city will be designated handicapped-only (with more spaces being so designated over the next 18 months), and motorists who use those spots will have to pay a meter.

It certainly sounds like a better deal for handicapped drivers — in that, you know, they may now actually have a shot at parking close to their destination.

Some non-handicapped drivers are clutching their chests at the prospect. But I think everything is going to be OK.

Is That Parking Spot Worth $150,000?

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Do you know what’s not fun? Driving the streets of Baltimore, looking for a parking spot. No wonder people tend to pay more for real estate that includes parking — sometimes a whole lot more, it turns out.

House of the Day: Mount Vernon Luxury Condo With Parking

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$525,000
836 Park Avenue, Mount Vernon
2 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
2,230 square feet
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Baltimore Gets a Little More Bike Friendly: Meet the City’s First Bike Parking Garage

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Here’s a conundrum: biking to work (or wherever else you have to go) is awesome, but sometimes bikes get stolen. I once had someone steal my beloved bike from in front of Penn Station, even though I’d used what I thought was a really tough lock.

The city’s new Controlled Access Bicycle Parking might’ve solved that problem. The parking lot at 510 E. Lexington Street (between Saratoga & Gay Streets) now has a special room earmarked for bicycles. Lock your bike to the rack and rest easy knowing that there’s a garage manager on patrol, and that the room is accessible only to those with an access card.

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