As I posted a few weeks ago
, a request is now making its way through the process that would allow the construction of another batch of temporary surface parking lots, this time at The Yards
, totaling an additional 950 spaces. Temporary surface lots are actually already allowed at The Yards under the Southeast Federal Center Zoning Overlay
, subject to this mandatory review. The Zoning Commission hearing is on July 26
, and the Office of Planning has completed its report supporting the request
, saying among other things that these lots would actually improve the appearance of the parcels and surrounding area--if you've looked at the south side of Tingey Street,
you know thiis isn't very far off. (The OP report
has a lot of good detail on the Yards parking proposal, so be sure to read it.)
My network of moles inform me that at last week's ANC 6D
meeting, after a presentation on the plan, no one made a motion to support it, and when one commissioner made a motion to oppose, no one seconded. (Voice of the Hill has a blurb on this meeting
as well.) Ouch!
The case will also then be reviewed by the National Capital Planning Commission at its August 2 meeting
If you want to know more about the state of ballpark-related parking, my Stadium Parking and Transportation page
has the gory details, including a map of the possible lots and links to the slew of documents that have been generated over this subject. And the clock is now ticking on when that draft Transportation Operations and Parking Plan is supposed to be released (it was going to hit the streets in June, it was said...).