Planning Commission to consider alternatives to prevent vehicles being parked in lawns

Robert Tajan, Principal Planner with the City of Norfolk, presents to the Planning Commission on 2/12/2015 with ideas to curb parking in the lawns along W. Little Creek Road

Robert Tajan, Principal Planner with the City of Norfolk, presents to the Planning Commission on 2/12/2015 with ideas to curb parking in the lawns along W. Little Creek Road

For years the Wards Corner Task Force has complained to city staff and police about residents along W. Little Creek Road parking their motor vehicles in the grass and in their yards.  Civic League presidents and Council members alike have complained of the grass parking and the answer has always been to hand out tickets and take the violators to court.  This has been met with some success in the short term but usually within a few months the violations return.

Now, at the request of the Task Force, the Planning Commission and planning staff will work to come up with new regulations that will allow residents along busy thoroughfares in Norfolk to park their vehicles in a manner that will be both legal and allow for the safe ingress and egress of the properties.

The Planning Commission will vote at their February 26, 2015 meeting to initiate zoning changes.  That vote will allow planning staff to begin working on options and recommendations.  Those options and recommendations will be discussed at the Planning Commission meeting in mid-March and the results thereof will be brought to the Wards Corner Task Force for comment and input before being adopted.

 

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2 Responses to Planning Commission to consider alternatives to prevent vehicles being parked in lawns

  1. Joan Griffey says:

    I would suggest a double driveway leaving room for 2 cars to park. The other half lawn would be grass. A “turn lane” would be esthetically ugly. Have any statistics shown accidents in this area due to backing into traffic?

  2. jinnie says:

    You are kidding right? We are talking about private property aren’t we? Seriously isn’t all of this property being taxed? So they take the tax money they collect and use it to hire jerks who’s sole purpose in life seems to be to harass the taxpayer. Let me get this straight you are offended by the unsightliness of cars parked on grass. So you feel not only you have the right to be offensive by demanding someone else do with their property as you see fit. You also feel your right to not be offended supersedes the right of tax paying property owners? The selfish nature of some folks continues to astound me beyond belief. Get over it. You go buy the property and park where you want to otherwise leave your neighbors be. They are just trying to get by just like you. Talk about offensive!

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