Moratorium Proposed for New Petitions to Expand Permit Parking

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A one-year moratorium was proposed on any new petitions to establish or expand parking-permit districts in the Short North, Italian Village, (Harrison West*) and Victorian Village neighborhoods so that the city can develop a better system to regulate parking in those clogged neighborhoods. (story via the Dispatch)

The city also has set a community meeting for 5 p.m. on Wednesday (7/24) in City Hall for residents and business owners in those neighborhoods to discuss better parking solutions.

The hope is that a plan for the three neighborhoods can be a template for the rest of the city, including German Village.

Short North business owners and Italian Village residents have been meeting with the city for nearly a year to fix parking problems. Italian Village, for example, has about 1,200 permits and visitor hang tags for 186 available spaces, a city study found.

* This moratorium does include Harrison West although our neighborhood was not specifically mentioned in the article. It outlines the boundaries as King Avenue to the north, Olentangy River on the west, I-670 on the south, and Norfolk Southern Railroad right-of-way east of Fourth St. on the east.

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