Looks like DCUSA is making news about its parking garage. Greater Greater Washington makes the case that the garage has way too many spots and is usually almost empty (they say about 50 cars out of 1000 spots), something that ANC commissioner and neighborhood activist William Jordan has been saying for a long time. GGW is looking for ideas on what to do with the garage, which is costing the city $2.1 million this year.
Some of the ideas are interesting - monthly parking, parking for Adams Morgan or U Street, churches, the Zoo, etc. Target insisted on having so many spaces in the garage, sort of a suburban model, but since most people Metro, bus or walk to DCUSA, it's a waste.
The city also refuses to put more bike racks in the garage, which are usually pretty full. I've followed up about this, but haven't gotten a response.
And to make it more complicated, some motorcyclists are angry because motorcycles are banned from the garage - parking staff claim bikers would drive around the gate to avoid paying the parking fee. Weird.