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City Council approves new parking restrictions in Hampden
City Council approves new parking restrictions in Hampden

Visitors to popular Hampden restaurants, bars and shops this spring would find new parking limits on some local streets under a plan approved Monday by a divided Baltimore City Council. The council voted 9-3 to create new restrictions around the Rotunda shopping center — which is undergoing major renovations to add nearly 400 apartments, a grocery store, restaurants and a new movie theater — to ensure neighbors won't be crowded out of street parking. The parking plan was met with strong opposition from retailers in the popular commercial district along 36th Street, known as The Avenue. Many said the restrictions will shift parking headaches, rather than solve them, and...

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