Those light-blue dots? That’s where you’ll be able to pay to park now on Washington Ave. The city’s first Parking Benefit District (or PBD) went live as of this morning, with dozens of these pay-to-stay meters installed between Westcott and Houston that will charge you about a buck an hour between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.
This map is cropped to show you the eastern end of the PBD. (The map at the top of the page shows the western end.) The red lines represent the boundary of the Washington Corridor and those golden dashes areas designated for permit-only parking for residents and business owners.
The Parking Division says that 60 percent of the fees derived from the meters will go back to improving stuff in the Corridor: repairing sidewalks, repaving streets, even building a parking garage. You can view a complete map of the PBD here (PDF).
- Washington Avenue Parking Benefit District [City of Houston]
- Parking Meters Come To Washington Avenue [Hair Balls]
- Previously on Swamplot: How To Spot a Fake ‘No Parking’ Sign, Changes Coming to Off-Street Parking in Houston