We were just informed by [a neighborhood resident] that to our surprise, New Bethany is going to open their parking lot gate to the Naylor Ct alley in order to allow cars to enter and leave frequently. There are several legal, signed parking spaces for residences on the alley side of that gate and at times a number of children play there. The church is obviously using the lot as paid parking as it is. Is what they are about to do legal ? None of us want the increased traffic to the alley and we do not want to lose those legal parking spaces. What can we do as residences to keep this from happening? Somehow some churches [NOT ALL] believe they have special dispensation just because it is a church. Does New Bethany have the right to change legal parking spaces? Do they have permits? Can this be stopped before it sneaks in right under our noses?
1337 10th Street NW Washington DC 20001-4215