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South Side may see another large permit parking zone in neighborhood


The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning will hold a Residential Permit Parking (RPP) informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27 for the next proposed permit parking district in South Side.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson Street. Residents of the streets on the north side of East Carson Street from 17th Street to 26th Street were invited to the meeting, with the exception of private streets like South Shore Court, Sidney Court, Wharton Court, and the 2500 block of Wharton Street.

The meeting called at the request of area residents will be facilitated by Ashley Hollaway, senior planner for the Department of City Planning and the administrator of the permit parking program. During the meeting he will explain the process for obtaining residential permit parking in a neighborhood.

At the end of the meeting residents will be asked if they would like to circulate petitions to form the new permit parking area. Those who sign up to circulate petitions will decide on the start day and will then have 90 days from the start day to circulate the petitions.

At least 70 percent of residents on a street-face have to sign a petition saying they are in favor of permit parking for the program to be considered. Mr. Holloway and his staff then survey the area to determine if at least 75 percent of the parking spaces are filled and at least 15 percent of the spaces taken by commuters or cars with out-of-state license plates.

Enforcement hours for the RPP are determined by the residents of the zone and can be anytime from 7 a.m. to midnight from Monday through Saturday with up to a two hour grace period.

To learn more about Pittsburgh's Residential Permit Program go to


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