You may have seen the last enormous tractor-trailer grumble its way up John Street, hoping to cut through to I-83 from Howard Avenue. Or maybe not. With luck, the Santas at the city’s DOT will deliver a solution before the year (or at least the winter) is over.
After a month of spotty and missed pickups in our part of town, the Department of Public Works on Aug. 31 suspended the collection of recycling materials in residential neighborhoods citywide, citing absenteeism because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Close your eyes and imagine, just across North Avenue, a newly built development bordering on Bolton Hill and Reservoir Hill that could include several hundred market rate and affordable apartments and town houses, a grocery store and other retail, a health care facility and possibly some sort of innovation hub to help young entrepreneurs get started.
A bill now pending before the city council would change residential zoning to eliminate off-street parking space requirements when owners of single-family residences decide to cut them up into two or more apartments.