At $1 an hour rates, you would think the garage could quickly fill for any number of reasons in a densely populated metropolitan region. But on any given day, the garage is at 25% – 47% capacity.
And what’s worse, the $40 million dollar parking lot was required by the city and funded by taxpayer dollars.
While perhaps District officials couldn’t have foreseen the disinterest in parking in Columbia Heights, hindsight is 20/20. District officials are working to rewrite the regulations that require developers to build a minimum number of parking spaces for new construction in areas near Metro stations.
What do you think about DC’s growing lack of demand for parking spaces? If there were none, would you miss them?