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Planning commission sends new South Side permit parking zone back for more discussion


August 14, 2012

Residents are asking that a new proposed residential permit parking district in South Side have enforcement hours seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight with a one-hour grace period for non-permit holders. A second public meeting to discuss the permit parking district will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Market House.

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission has recommended South Side residents hold another public meeting concerning plans to extend residential permit parking further into the neighborhood.

The meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the South Side Market House, 22 Bedford Square, is being hosted by City Planner Ashley Holloway with Councilman Bruce Kraus, Richard Meritzer and Keith Donnelly.

The proposed residential permit parking district will include the South Side Flats from 10th Street to 17th Street along East Carson and extending to Breed, MaryAnn and Freyburg streets, excluding portions of 14th and 16th streets.

At a community meeting on July 18, neighborhood residents voted for enforcement to be from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., seven days a week with a one-hour grace period. The grace period is the amount of time a non-permit holder would be permitted to park during enforcement hours.

Under the city's residential permit parking program, residents in the district can buy a parking permit for each vehicle they own. Anything not considered a residence, such as a business, institution, community center, etc., is only permitted one parking permit.

Everyone in the district is permitted to buy one visitor's pass for a guest to use as a parking permit. Parking permits are $20 per year and visitor's passes are $1 per year.

Current occupants are the only people that qualify to purchase permits. To buy a parking permit, residents will have to show proof of occupancy and vehicle ownership.

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is in charge of issuing permits and enforcement of the residential permit parking districts.


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