Thursday, February 28, 2013
Town Council also introduces ordinance on parking near high school.
Thanks to grants from Morris County and the state, Morristown is moving ahead to buy the property that is home to the Early Street Community Garden. On Tuesday, the council introduced an ordinance to purchase the property, owned by Early Development LLC, for $2.1 million. The final adoption of the ordinance for the acquisition of the property, along with a public hearing, is scheduled for the March 12 council meeting. The town had been awarded a $487,500 grant from the Green Acres program of the state Department of Environmental Protection and an $1,575,000 grant from the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund to buy the almost 1-acre parcel occupied by Grow it Green Morristown's Early Street Community Garden. Also being used toward the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Residents can park in town garages starting 9 a.m. Friday.
With a major winter storm expected to bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to the region Friday into Saturday, Morristown is offering free parking for resident vehicles at any of the town's covered parking garages, starting 9 a.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Sunday, or for the duration of the storm. This includes DeHart Street, Ann-Bank Street, Dalton Garage on Cattano Avenue and the Vail Parking Deck at Vail Mansion. The garages at Headquarters Plaza and Highlands at Morristown Station are not town-maintained garages. Those taking advantage of the free parking during the storm must show their driver's license as proof of residency upon leaving the lot, and their fee will be waived.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Planner presented early findings of study, which could eventually lead to changes on where cars and commercial vehicles can park around the Epstein Redevelopment Area.
Have you ever just needed to run into Starbucks—for, like, a minute, I swear!—grab a cup of coffee and get out? No parking? Did you—ahem—make your own parking space? Such appears to be a common theme based on preliminary results of a traffic study conducted by the town and Jonathan Rose Companies planner Phil Abramson, who presented a study on the traffic habits on Market and DeHart streets at Tuesday night's council meeting. Calling the presentation "the beginning of the conversation," Abramson pointed to persistent issues with not only illegal parking by cars running in for a quick cuppa, but commercial vehicles parking illegally as they make their rounds loading and unloading for a myriad of businesses. Abramson said the intention of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
In anticipation of another winter storm, the town will allow free parking to residents from 4 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Monday.
In anticipation this weekend of yet another winter weather storm, the town has once more offered free parking for resident vehicles at any of the town's covered parking garages, effective 4 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. on Monday. This includes DeHart Street, Ann-Bank Street, Dalton Garage on Cattano Avenue and the Vail Parking Deck at Vail Mansion. The garages at Headquarters Plaza and Highlands at Morristown Station are not town-maintained garages. Those taking advantage of the free parking during the storm must show their driver's license as proof of residency upon leaving the lot, and their fee will be waived. Click on the PDF for a map of garage locations.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Read between the lines. Or, in this case, below the signs.
Anyone that has to drive Speedwell Avenue at Rush Hour knows it's often not a fun experience. Now, add to that a trio of illegally parked cars outside Headquarters Plaza–an SUV, car and brand-new Mercedes limousine–and you have the recipe for headache. Traffic was still relatively mild when these shots were taken shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday. But, with the vehicles perfectly-placed in the frame with the "No Stopping or Standing" and "Rght Lane MUST Turn Right" signs, we couldn't help ourselves.