City Council Meeting Date:
Agenda Item Description:
Ordinances re Cavalier Shores Neighborhood:
a. AMEND City Code Sections 21- 353 and 21- 354 re Residential Permit Parking Program( Deferred from November 20, 2018)
b. IMPLEMENT a Pilot Program by Amending City Code Sections 21- 353 and 21- 354 re residential permit parking
The ordinances on the agenda for the Feb 5th meeting would create a special pilot program of the residential parking permit program for the residents of the Cavalier Shores neighborhood for the purposes of dealing with excessive traffic from the construction of the new hotel on Atlantic Ave.
There is no doubt in my mind that the parking issues faced by the residents of the Cavalier Shores neighborhood are unreasonable and a direct result of council's actions in approving the construction projects and developments adjacent to their neighborhood. However, I do not believe that a modification of the existing Residential Parking Permit Program is the right way to address this problem.
Instead, I am proposing the creation of a new program for temporary construction parking permits in neighborhoods facing undue burdens from a specific, ongoing construction project. This is potentially a problem in any part of our city not just the North End of Virginia Beach. If there is a major construction project around Kempsville High School for example, or for that matter the Atlantic Park Development, and it creates an undue burden in surrounding neighborhoods this temporary parking ordinance would apply.
You can find the the full of text of my proposed ordinance and weigh-in with your thoughts using the link below. This ordinance is still subject to modification by the City Attorney and the City Council and may not be fully considered at the Feb. 5th meeting. It is my attempt at a compromise after meetings and discussions with the concerned parties over the past several weeks.
The Temporary Construction Parking Permit Program (TCP3) will allow city council to designate by resolution neighborhoods for special parking regulation based on their undue burden from adjacent construction projects. The resolution is temporary in nature and must fix a start date no earlier than one month following the passage of the resolution and an end date no later than one year following the passage of the resolution.
In any area designated as a temporary construction parking permit area, it shall be unlawful for any person to park for longer than a three-hour period in a day unless there is a valid temporary parking permit or temporary guest pass on the vehicle. These restrictions will not apply on weekends or holidays as defined in section 2-83 of the city code. The ordinance creates the Temporary Construction Permit Program as a new division in Chapter 21, Article 3 of the City Code (Stopping, Standing, and Parking). Language unique to the TCP3 program is underlined in the ordinance, the remainder is existing language incorporated from the Residential Parking Permit program (Sec. 21-350 through Sec. 21-360)