Marna Bunger is proposing the establishment of a restricted parking district encompassing the 2100-2300 blocks of Marshall Street, the 300 Block of 23rd Street, the 300 Block of 22nd Street, and the 300 Block of 21st Street. The this would impact 73 properties properties on the 11 block faces. The area would be 2-hour restricted parking daily from 7:00 AM- midnight except by permit.
“21st, 22nd, 23rd and Marshall streets are already being used as park-and-ride zones for city workers and VCU scrubs catching the bus. With the upcoming completion of Patrick Henry Square as well as 1903 E. Marshall, our already squeezed out parking will be severely compromised, ” says Bunger.
“The feedback from neighbors has been positive and along the lines of “I’ve been wanting to do this, glad you took up the cause.” I’ve had two landlords contact me stating that they have had a lot of prospects walk away from signing leases because there was no guarantee of parking. One owner, who has properties in Carver, said that his leases renew for second years and the tenants state permit parking is the reason they stayed. So, there are benefits to owner-occupied units and to tenants in rentals.”
Bunger, a resident of the 300 block of 21st Street, hopes to have this on the agenda at the July 18 Church Hill Association meeting.