Concern that the newly constructed Washington College building o—with another to follow—will turn Philosopher’s Terrace into a de facto parking area for students and faculty, the town council on Monday discussed a solution to preserving parking space for residents along the 200 block the road.
Press Harding made the case for the residents and said that this could be an opportunity to take care of a problem before it existed, noting that student traffic would resume in September. He suggested that the town consider “resident only parking” stickers for the 200 block area, from Philosopher’s Terrace to Waldo and Byford Ct. After deliberation, the town agreed in principle, adding that they would like the residents to be included in any final decision and that parking hours could be part of that the decision.
Currently, the council is considering parking enforcement between 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
Here are a few minutes of Harding’s presentation and the council discussing the need to protect parking rights for Chestertown’s neighborhoods.