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County Executive Kittleman reinstates full-time public parking along Ellicott City’s Main Street

April 3, 2017

Media Contact:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and Howard County Council Chair Jon Weinstein today announced that parking on Ellicott City’s Main Street will be fully reinstated between Old Columbia Pike and Maryland Avenue beginning April 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

“Businesses on Main Street are continuing to recover at tremendous speeds, and that is why we feel that we can allow public parking back along Main Street,” said Kittleman. “We will continue to work closely with businesses that still need assistance recovering from the tragedy last July.”

With BGE set to complete additional gas main work west of Old Columbia Pike over the next few months, public parking will be allowed full time only between Old Columbia Pike and Maryland Avenue. The two-hour parking limit will be enforced from 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. throughout the week.

While public parking will be limited to the lower end of Main Street, visitors are still encouraged to use Lots D, E and F, which are easily accessible. These three lots provide 363 spaces.  Additionally, on weekends, another 197 spaces are available at the Circuit Courthouse lot.

"Ongoing dialogue with the merchants, residents, and property owners throughout the recovery process has helped the town rebound much faster than expected,” said Weinstein, who represents Ellicott City.  “This collaboration yields good information that had led to actions like this to continue to improve the historic district. Parking is critical to facilitating commerce on Main Street and this adjustment is a welcome change at the right time."