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Posted on January 25, 2022 at 3:14 PM by Nancy McCormick
In preparation for the arrival of Metrorail Silver Line service in Loudoun County, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is considering establishing an On-Street Parking Management Area in the vicinity of Moorefield Station, adjacent to the Ashburn Metro Station.
The proposed program, which would include metered parking near the station, is designed to promote the use of the Ashburn Station South garage by Metrorail riders in order to preserve neighborhood parking for use by current and future Moorefield Station residents and businesses. The Ashburn Station South garage will provide 1,500 parking spaces and has vehicular and pedestrian access to Silver Train Street and Croson Lane.
The Board will need to consider two components to implement this program: establishing the parking management area and setting the rates for metered parking within the area. Public input is invited throughout the process.
Community Meeting: January 27
To provide residents in the area and the greater community with more information about the proposed program, Loudoun County will host a virtual community meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will include a detailed presentation and an opportunity for residents to ask questions. For information on participating in the community meeting, visit loudoun.gov/moorefieldstationparking.
Establishment of Parking Management Area: February 15
The Board is scheduled to consider the establishment of the On-Street Parking Management Area at its business meeting Tuesday, February 15, 2022, which begins at 5:00 p.m. The proposed area, in proximity to the Ashburn Metro Station, will consist of a new network of publicly maintained streets with approximately 400 current on-street parking spaces and is proposed to expand to more than 800 on-street spaces. The on-street parking program will mitigate the risk of Metrorail riders monopolizing the on-street parking spaces intended for residents and retail patrons,
If the establishment of the parking management area is approved by the Board at its February 15 meeting, residents will be able to purchase a parking pass at a cost to be determined by the Board that would exempt Moorefield Station residents from the metered parking rates. Residents would not be required to purchase a parking pass; they would have the option of using their designated private parking spaces instead of on-street parking.
To view the meeting agenda, read staff reports, and to watch the meeting live, visit loudoun.gov/meetings. Information on how to provide comment, or to sign up to speak during the meeting is online here.
Public Hearing Regarding Parking Rates: March 9
To establish hourly rates for on-street metered parking, the Board of Supervisors must amend the county’s parking meter ordinance. The proposed parking meter rates at Moorefield Station are $1.25 per hour (off-peak hours) and $1.75 per hour (peak hours). The daily cost of parking in the Metro garage will be $4.95.
Members of the public may provide input to the Board on the proposed parking rates during a public hearing scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., March 9, 2022. To view the meeting agenda, read staff reports, and to watch the meeting live, visit loudoun.gov/meetings. Information on how to provide comment, or to sign up to speak during the meeting is online here.
For more information about the proposed Moorefield Station On-Street Parking Management Area and to sign up to receive email and text updates, visit loudoun.gov/moorefieldstationparking.
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