Another solution would be to rebuild on the open portion of the HMS property, demolish the old building once finished, and turn the remaining land on the property into a public park that would add a more convenient park than Magruder for many residents with enough surrounding streets while also providing space for any HMS students simultaneously, as well as not needing any kind of supplemental parking as there is more than enough from adjacent streets.
Jonathan, the data is available when looking at any business that exists. Compare any business without part of their land devoted to parking and they're likely to generate more tax revenue per acre than a business that does have parking, especially when the proportion of car space to human space increases.
Its' true that complete street improvements must be made, but part of that includes the elimination of parking minimums in order to build properly, as well as zoning laws overall. Luckily, Hyattsville's original design lends itself to its elimination because it was originally built as a town where one could access most places they needed to go without a car. Here is an example of a city that's eliminated them and how they've benefited:https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/6/14/3-lessons-in-people-centered-transportation-from-the-first-us-city-to-completely-eliminate-parking-minimums/
As well, here's an in-depth analysis on how parking minimums destroy business https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2015/11/18/mapping-the-effects-of-parking-minimums
Here's an example of many places that have already done this in the US: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/11/22/our-parking-minimums-map-updated
On street parking is better, creating parking lots is a waste of space and money and generates no tax revenue. On street parking is ideal.
I would prefer if we could encourage more citizen conceal carry in our areas so we can protect our families and loved ones. Especially considering the crime around, I'd prefer if there was a way to defend myself and my family
Laura, can you please update on what the city administrator was able to accomplish on the priority letter?
Street parking would actually be preferable, and eliminate parking minimums