The debate over whether D.C. residential complexes can go car free has led to this weird compromise. Since the city chose not to eliminate parking minimums in their latest zoning rewrite back in June, Madison Investments and PGN Architects' latest project on 14th Street & Wallach Place NW will instead apply for a special exception which will allow for only nine parking spaces. If nine spaces seems like an odd number, this plan of only make parking available to 15% of the residents in the proposed sixty apartment building is at least backed up by the low percentage (10% thus far) of people in an upcoming neighboring complex who have leased available parking spots. Indeed, Madison may change their mind and go for the complete ban of residential parking permits for their urban dwelling tenants before their meeting with Board of Zoning Adjustment.
· New Details Released For 60-Unit Project at 14th and Wallach [UrbanTurf]
· Parking lots remain mandatory [GGW]
· Tregoning: Parking Minimum Elimination Was "Really Wigging People Out" [WCP]
· Could D.C. Help Apartment Buildings Enforce Parking Bans? [CDC]