The parking meters in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhood will be getting more expensive and less expensive beginning Monday, February 27. The top tier rate for street parking will be going up to $3.25 per hour while the bottom tier rate will drop to $1.50 per hour. This represents the first quarterly adjustment by DDOT for the time of day parking pricing program now in force in these downtown neighborhoods. There a total of five pricing tiers wnich depend on demand for the spaces.
The Washington Post does a good job explaining the price increase and DDOT’s website also has an explanation of how the system works. A ParkDC app showing the parking zones is available for both Android and Apple’s iOS