Category Archives: General

Montrose Parking Update, May 26, 2022

West Montrose Avenue, looking west

West Montrose Avenue, looking west (click to see the larger version)

Big parking changes at Montrose Point are here. Repaving of West Montrose Avenue is almost finished and lines have been painted for perpendicular parking. More cars will now be able to park along the street, which means even more people will be able to use Montrose. This also means a narrower road to drive on, which could reduce speeding but create more traffic and congestion. These changes only apply to West Montrose Avenue – nothing has changed on West Montrose Harbor Drive. This Google Map shows the road system in and around Montrose Point.

Montrose Parking Update, May 23, 2022

You can now park legally on the north side of West Montrose Avenue but the parking ban has been extended to May 27 for the south side of the road. Hopefully the street repair project will be finished by that date. You can still park along West Montrose Harbor Drive but you’ll have to feed a meter for the privilege. This Google Map shows the road system in and around Montrose Point.

Montrose Parking Update, May 2, 2022

No parking sign

No parking sign (click to see the larger version)

Parking along West Montrose Drive is prohibited from May 2 to May 13 because of ongoing street repairs. You can still park along West Montrose Harbor Drive but you’ll have to feed a meter for the privilege. You can also park west of Lake Shore Drive and walk in. This Google Map shows the road system in and around Montrose Point.

Montrose Parking Update, April 13, 2022

The no parking signs along West Montrose Drive say that parking on the south and east sides of the street is prohibited until April 27, and parking along the north and west sides of the street is prohibited until May 7. The parking restrictions are due to a curb repair project. This Google Map shows the road system in and around Montrose Point.

Montrose Parking Update, April 11, 2022

Parking along West Montrose Avenue, the main entrance road to Montrose Point, is illegal because of the ongoing curb repair project. Curb repair construction will last into early May, so you won’t be able to legally park along West Montrose Avenue until then. You can still park along West Montrose Harbor Drive but you’ll have to feed a meter. You can also park west of Lake Shore Drive and walk in. This Google Map shows the road system in and around Montrose Point.

Montrose Conditions Update, February 9, 2022

Snowdrift

Snowdrift blocking the walkway next to the Dunes (click to see the larger version)

Getting around Montrose Point in winter can be tricky, even treacherous because of ice and snow covered streets, paths, and sidewalks. A recent visit confirmed this – I found deep, almost impassable snowdrifts along the path that borders the south side of the Dunes and ice on the walkway around the southeast end of the Point. If you go to Montrose this winter, please be mindful of these conditions and exercise caution while walking.