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Neighbors next to White Oak Music Hall say parking is a concern

“The obvious thing is I worry about emergency vehicles. Can an ambulance get through here? Can a fire truck get through here?” one neighbor stated.

HOUSTON, Texas — Nights at White Oak Music Hall can get wild, and we’re not speaking about contained in the venue. 

“There’s honking. There’s congestion of traffic,” neighbor Leah Yancey stated.

For Yancey, getting out and in of her dwelling on live performance evening takes particular planning. 

“We’ll search for the schedule on-line to see who’s enjoying. If my vital different or I are dwelling, we are going to put out cones if the opposite one is going to be late or coming in, that manner we’ve a parking spot,” Yancey stated. 

From Yancey’s dwelling, throughout Highway 45 is White Oak Music Hall, the place on sure nights the road wraps across the block with folks, and the neighborhoods grow to be compact with automobiles. 

“It actually turns into a one-way avenue. And the congestion is so troublesome that there’s a lot of standoff between autos going the other instructions,” one neighbor who didn’t need to be recognized stated. 

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For some, it is creating actual concern. 

“The obvious thing is I worry about emergency vehicles. Can an ambulance get through here? Can a fire truck get through here?” stated a neighbor.

ParkHouston sends officers out frequently to monitor the neighborhoods across the live performance venue, the place among the streets have resident allow parking solely.

“Which restricts among the streets over there for residents solely throughout night hours after they have occasions,” Assistant Director of ParkHouston Maria Irshad stated. 

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Anyone with out that resident allow will get a ticket or towed. ParkHouston says they’ve beefed up patrols round White Oak just lately. 

“We have to implement in a number of areas, not simply in a single. And so we stretch our resources as a lot as we will,” Irshad stated. 

White Oak Music Hall says they supply a number of hundred parking spots for friends, and encourage attendees to rideshare, carpool or take the METRO. Despite this, they say concert-goers nonetheless park on the streets, however they encourage residents to have illegally parked autos towed. 

And whereas not everybody minds the live performance chaos, Kellie Jordan needs there was a little extra management. 

“I think the concert venue is great. We love being in walking distance of it and going down there and watching a show ourselves,” Jordan said. “I would love if somehow the city or the venue could manage a one-way street during times like this.”

White Oak Music Hall says they’re additionally working to enhance the pedestrian hall alongside North Main to encourage extra use of the MERTO rail.

Click right here if you need extra info on the town’s Resident Permit Parking Program.

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