About a week and a half ago we discovered a Logan Circle apartment building that's writing a condition into their lease that bans residents from owning cars/applying for on street parking. Turns out, they're not the only ones with this idea. A Tenleytown development in the old Babe's Billiards location has also pledged that they'd not only build a space without off street parking, but prevent residents from applying for on street parking as well. Councilmember Tommy Wells has introduced The Neighborhood Parking Protection Act of 2013 which would allow the mayor's office to help buildings like the two above enforce a building's residential parking permit ban. While such legislation would certainly appease neighbors who claim that the streets are already too crowded, Wells introduced a very similar bill last year that got shot down. Additionally, although the planned Tenleytown development is near a Red Line metro stop, do you think that enough people would be willing to go carless in that particular neighborhood and fill the building?
· Wells Introduces Bill to Enforce Parking Permit Bans [WCP]
· Neighborhood Parking Protection Act of 2013 [Office of Tommy Wells]
· Babe's Billiards [CDC]