October 1, 2021
Community Parking Program Expands to Almeda Corridor
To address parking challenges concerns voiced by residents and business owners?, the City of Houston’s Community Parking Program (CPP) is expanding to the Almeda Corridor. The Almeda Corridor program area includes all streets bounded by Wentworth, SH 288, Southmore, and Chenevert. The area will be the first in Houston to have parking restrictions prohibiting parking on street on trash day on residential streets within these boundaries.
In 2019, city council approved the designation of Community Parking Program (CPP) areas to address demand for on-street parking in mixed-use neighborhoods. The CPP authorizes ParkHouston to issue permits that exempt residents from the on-street parking restrictions (meters and/or time limits). The CPP program is deployed in mixed-development areas where multiple establishments rely on on-street parking (residential, commercial, museums, etc.). Unlike residential parking permits that restrict parking to the residents only, the CPP allows for sharing of the on-street parking.
“The collaboration of the residents, business owners, the Museum Park Super Neighborhood, and the Greater Southeast Management District was essential for the launch of the program along Almeda. The Community Parking Program provides the City an innovative solution to address the diverse parking needs in our neighborhoods,” said Maria Irshad, assistant director for the ParkHouston division.
Corridor residents can begin purchasing permits now and the parking regulations will become effective October 1, 2021.
For more information visit https://houstontx.gov/parking/almeda-corridor.html.
ParkHouston, a solution-focused division of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department, creates sound parking management strategies for commercial and residential areas that enhance pedestrian safety, ensure a smooth flow of traffic, and allow emergency vehicles to reach their destinations. In addition to actively maintaining over 10,000 parking spaces across the City, ParkHouston also works to create more sustainable communities by reducing congestion and supporting alternative modes of transportation.