Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter weather is on the way—and with it, a possible snow emergency.
With several inches of snow expected across the region between Tuesday night and Thursday morning, area residents are making preparations for the storm. Below, find a rundown of winter weather policies and tips from the City of College Park and Prince George's County. PLOWING & PARKING College Park: Public Works crews plow and salt College Park streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice. Things you can do to help include: Prince George's County: Crews first focus services on primary roadways to allow for use by emergency vehicles. Approximately 12 hours after a snowfall has stopped, crews will begin to focus on residential roadways. Please allow crews the 12-hour timeframe to get into and treat residential roadways before calling the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Have some bite-size news with your morning coffee.
1. Rent Stabilization Tuesday’s College Park Mayor and Council work session agenda includes a review of a draft ordinance that would continue rent stabilization in College Park. The Prince George's Property Owners' Association has voiced objection to the rent stabilization law, which caps the amount that landlords in College Park can charge tenants of rental properties. The law is set to expire in September. 2. Free Parking Parking is free at the garage on Knox Road and Yale Avenue, every Saturday, until Aug. 11. 3. Summer Reading Series The College Park Community Library (CPCL) is kicking off the 2012 Summer Reading Series with two writers—Patricia Valdata and Elisavietta Ritchie—who will come to read their work. Learn more on …
Monday, October 10, 2011
One resident says he rarely goes to the College Park shopping center and plans to host fewer house parties because of parking restrictions and new meters.
Eighty-five percent of Patch polltakers said they hate the new parking meters installed at the College Park shopping center, because they're either too expensive or too confusing. One of those frustrated residents, Chris Tennant, shared his parking frustrations with Patch in a letter to the editor. He said he rarely visits the shopping center because of the meters, and he plans to host fewer house parties because of parking restrictions in Old Town. First of all, regarding the specific issue raised, viz., the new parking meter system in downtown College Park, it is abominable! It was inconvenient enough when we had those old meters, which I strongly objected to, especially as a College Park resident. In fact, it was rarely, if ever, that I…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Some locals say they're shopping in Hyattsville now.
In what started as an online survey to learn where local shoppers are spending their money, residents are airing their grievances about parking in the city. The survey results won't be made public, but it's the comments that might shed the most light on what influences consumers when deciding where to shop now a days -- the new parking meters in downtown College Park. “I am not alone among my neighbors in boycotting College Park shopping center since they installed those money-hungry inconvenient parking meters,” wrote Michele Leonardi, referring to the credit card parking meters that replaced the coin meters this summer. “I find the new pay station at the shopping center so annoying. The meters were so much easier,” wrote another …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Parking enforcer said there appears to be fewer parking tickets issued.
Fewer parking tickets have been issued since new pay-by-space credit card stations replaced the coin meters at the College Park Shopping Center a month and a half ago, according to Jim Miller, the city's parking enforcement manager. Miller said he’s also noticed more people are paying for parking, though it’s still too early to have data to support either assessment. This is good news, Miller said, because he said an effective parking program in his mind leads to more compliance rather than more tickets. The 13 new parking stations, costing about $18,000 a piece, were installed for customer convenience, according to city staff. Energy Efficient The stations run either on solar or electric power. The incoming electricity charges an internal…
Monday, November 22, 2010
Patch explains the mysterious workings of a particularly perturbing parking meter.
The parking meters in the Knox Road parking garage often befuddle College Park visitors and residents alike. In this video, you will learn how to pay for parking with cash or coins, credit and debit cards, and add time to your space. No more standing around in confusion! No more holding up the line! No more cursing at/kicking the meter in frustration! Life is full of annoyances. Paying for parking shouldn't be one of them.