Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New meters should be ready to accept payment by Saturday, according to city official.
At long last, the new parking meters purchased for downtown Hyattsville will be going on line over the next few days. According to Jim Chandler, director of Hyattsville's Department of Community and Economic Development, city staff will be commissioning the meters throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, city parking enforcement staff will undergo two days of training in how to use and maintain the parking meters. By Saturday, all the meters should be ready to accept payment for parking. "They are very user friendly…from all reports, they are very durable, too," said Chandler in a brief interview. Users will be able to feed the meters with coin or credit cards. For city officials, the new digital meters will also be able to give …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Proposal is at odds with two zoning standards.
The Hyattsville City Council will likely vote tonight on a proposed new Subway restaurant franchise along city's the downtown Baltimore Avenue corridor. A motion sponsored by Hyattsville Mayor Marc Tartaro asks the city council to support a request before the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to amend development standards for the Gateway Arts District which would allow the restaurant to be built. But the motion has two caveats: the franchise may not operate a drive-thru or walk-up window, and that the site seat a maximum of 18 customers. Last week, city council members noted a detail on the proposed restaurant which looked suspiciously like a drive-through or walk-up service window. A memo from city economic …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Hyattsville waiting on signs from State Highway Administration before parking plans can be implemented.
June has come and gone, and yet no new parking meters have sprouted along Hyattsville's downtown Route 1. Hyattsville officials now say that they are expecting the meters to be in by the end of August, but on street parking could come much sooner than that. Back in March, the Hyattsville's Director of Community and Economic Development Jim Chandler said that metered, off-peak parking along Route 1 between Madison and Hamilton streets would begin by the end of June. Last month, the Hyattsville City Council approved a $206,000 purchase of 112 parking meters for use along Route 1 and in a series of downtown parking lots slated for rehabilitation. Coordination efforts between State Highway Administration and city officials has been slower …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
New parking arrangement could begin as early as June, say city officials.
Stay alert the next time you find yourself driving through Hyattsville's Route 1 corridor, for if not, you may find yourself rear ending a parked car. After months of consideration, the Maryland State Highway Administration and the City of Hyattsville will begin offering metered off-peak hours parking on Route 1 between Madison Street and Hamilton Street. The parking changes will reduce the number of available lanes from four to two, one each way. There will be no parking on Route 1 between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. The new on street parking will provide 61 extra parking spaces in downtown Hyattsville. At last week's City Council meeting, Jim Chandler, Hyattsville's Director of Community and Economic …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hyattsville's Arts District opened late spring of this year. Patch asked locals for their reaction to the new site with one full season of business under its belt.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Take our poll and let us know what your favorite place is at Hyattsville's new development on Baltimore Avenue.
Tara Thai opened Tuesday in Hyattsville at Streetsense's retail development—formerly owned by EYA—on Baltimore Avenue, offering yet another type of cuisine at the hub which already includes American and Mexican fare. Take our poll and let us know which venue you like best so far.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Crowds flooded Chipotle for the restaurant's grand opening in Hyattsville Tuesday.
A steady line wrapped around the entire dining room Tuesday evening at Chipotle at EYA's Arts District Hyattsville. No more paying to park at the College Park Chipotle. You can park for free behind EYA's East Village. Chipotle is the third business to open at the new development behind Elevation Burger, Yogi Castle and Essential Day Spa.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Taste the Mexican flavors of EYA's newest opening.
There's free food and soda until 2 p.m. today at the new Chipotle restaurant at EYA's Arts District Hyattsville. Print and bring in this card for your free meal. The restaurant officially opens Tuesday.
Friday, April 29, 2011
A birds eye view of a City Council debate, from a first time attendee.
Recently, I got the chance to do something that I don't usually do. I come to realize that becoming more involved in my community is important. With the growth of the arts district, I can see Hyattsville really becoming a brand. So I decided to take myself to the one place where I could see who “runs” Hyattsville. I attended a City Council candidates’ debate with optimism that Hyattsville would be able to show me something new. I decided that I wasn’t going to get dressed up in my professional wear but I would rather come as I was. Of course, I did not look like I was ready to speak any politics, my outfit was just a pure distraction. As a citizen of Hyattsville I wanted to see which council member would take the time to acknowledge me no …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Writer and filmmaker Tanecia Britt talks about living in EYA's mixed-use development on Baltimore Avenue.
I have always been a fan of city lights. I have found through my travels that every city has a skyline. At night what makes them different is how each city glows. As I drive south down Route One, I have to drive through EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville. The only thing wrong with this area is that I do not see any artists around to make it shine. Of course there are artists that live in the area but when I think about the living community in the arts district, I know for a fact that your average starving artists would never be able to afford to live there. If you can afford to live in the arts district there is artist housing available but there is a two- year waiting list. If you work for yourself, then you completely understand that time …