BlakcMajikc wrote: facile princeps wrote: BlakcMajikc wrote:
facile princeps wrote:Hey guys. So I'm looking at HUH at 10 Akron St. If I end up there, is it in my best interest to pay the arm/leg for the annual surface/garage parking permit? Or will I be able to park on the street once my vehicle is registered there? That $275/month for parking is steep. I'm honestly thinking about selling my car if there isn't a viable alternative.
Not sure if you can get a residential street parking permit with HUH housing as your address. Call and ask Harvard housing. If you can, then it's very easy and cheap to change your plates and get the residential street parking permit and well worth it (you get in-state insurance and get new plates with the dmv and get the permit in the Cambridge town hall).
Another option is renting a parking spot (see craigslist). 100-150/month.
I called and they said I could get the residential street parking with an HUH address, but that building is in a zone where street parking isn't permitted. Just my luck. I'll check out craigslist.
They lied to you. You can park on Putnam and Banks (my brother lives on Banks). Get the permit.
Hey, thank you for this.
In all fairness to them, the rep I spoke with actually said he didn't know for sure, but he doubted it. I took my 'confirmation' of not being able to park on the streets from the wording in a parking notice attached to the lease:
Please be advised that on-street resident and visitor parking permits are not available from the City of Cambridge for this property due to a permanent special zoning agreement that enabled the construction of this property.
Maybe the notice means that if my car is registered at this address, then I can't get the permit? You said your brother lives on Banks, but do you (or anyone else) know of anyone who lives at 10 Akron and happens to have the resident parking permit through the city? I'm going to call the city office and ask them, but if anyone has any insight, do tell.
Update: I called the city, at first the rep hastily told me the address qualified for residential parking permits. I then asked her if she was sure, because this is a university building and I was told permits were not allowed. She then said "oh, wait, it says here 'do not issue permits.' So, no; your address does not qualify." Ugh, bummer.
Is there any workaround? She said the only 'workaround' would be to live somewhere else