555 Mass residents have begun to receive Zone 6 Residential Parking Permits this year after being denied in the past for “not being in the system“. However the permits themselves aren’t useful without the appropriate signage along the curbs.
Using a downloadable KMZ file from the DC GIS Data website I have acquired the data to map Residential Permit Parking Blocks. The dataset was sourced by DDOT and contains “polylines” and the metadata states the last update was 2/5/2008. I imported the KMZ file into Google Earth, made the polylines thicker and red, then saved the JPG image you see below.
There is a disconnect between what residents have emailed me regarding blocks they believe to be intended for parking and what this map represents. For instance I’ve been told the 200 thru 500 blocks of K Street should be RPP blocks.
As the Mount Vernon Triangle transforms from a sea of surface parking lots to a residential community more RPP designated blocks may be in order. While I haven’t studied the issue in great depth my initial gut feeling is that K Street is not the right street for RPP expansion. With the retail on K Street you need short term parking not residential permit parking. Thoughts?