Owners or managers of industrial businesses may apply to the parking administrator for designation of an industrial permit parking zone that includes the applicant’s businesses, in accordance with the procedures set out in this section. The application shall be in form approved and supplied by the parking administrator, and shall include applicable rules and other relevant information. A zone may be established only on streets devoted primarily to industrial use.
The completed application shall identify the boundaries of the proposed zone, the types of property uses located in the zone, and the hours of the day, days of the week or months of the year during which the proposed zone shall be effective. The application shall also indicate that 60 percent or more of the vehicles parked in the proposed zone that are continuously parked for a consecutive eight hour period are parked in connection with businesses located in the zone.
The applicants shall circulate application forms to businesses located in the proposed zone. Owners or managers of at least 60 percent of businesses located in the proposed zone must sign the application indicating their consent to industrial parking designation in order for the application to be considered. The application must identify the person or persons circulating it and must be notarized. After presenting the required number of signatures to the parking administrator, the applicant or applicants shall give notice of the proposed industrial permit parking designation in a newspaper of general or local circulation. Proof of notice by publication must be submitted to the parking administrator. Upon receipt of all requested information, the parking administrator shall notify the departments of finance, transportation and planning and development that a representative of one or more businesses have requested designation of industrial permit parking.
Within 60 days after receipt of notification from the parking administrator, the department of finance shall verify the information contained in the petitions and the department of transportation shall analyze the traffic conditions, traffic area impacts within the proposed zone and parking conditions of the proposed zone. Within the same time period, the department of planning and development shall analyze the economic or other impact of the zone upon businesses or other institutions located within or adjacent to the zone. The departments of finance, transportation and planning and development shall report their findings and any recommendations to the parking administrator.
Upon consideration of the revenue, transportation and planning and development studies, the parking administrator shall issue to the appropriate committee of the city council his or her recommendations on the advisability of designating the zone for industrial permit parking and as to the hours of the day, days of the week or months of the year when such regulations shall be effective.
If the city council approves creation of an industrial permit parking zone, the commissioner of transportation shall erect and maintain signs on the applicable blocks indicating industrial permit parking only.
When official signs are erected indicating industrial permit parking only, parking shall be restricted to service and delivery vehicles whose operators are doing business with businesses located in the zone and to vehicles displaying permit issued pursuant to Section 9-68-028 of this Code.
It shall be unlawful to park any unauthorized vehicle in violation of signs erected or maintained pursuant to this section.
Any business located on either side of a commercial block that is immediately adjacent to an industrial permit parking zone shall qualify for permits to park in the adjacent zone.
(Added Coun. J. 11-2-94, p. 58616; Corrected 12-21-94, p. 64484; Amend Coun. J. 6-11-08, p. 29530, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 7-9-08, p. 32453; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-10, p. 106597, Art. IX, § 6; Amend Coun, J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 11-26-13, p. 67481, Art. I, § 20)