Sec. 25-247.1. Restricted or prohibited parking areas.
(a) The city council hereby finds that that the free circulation of traffic through the streets of the city is necessary to the health, safety and general welfare of the public; that over the years the revitalization of the city’s central business district has increased the number of residents, customers and visitors in the central business district and has greatly increased the parking of motor vehicles of all kinds on the public streets in the central business district creating parking congestion on the streets in the central business district; and, that such parking congestion prevents the free circulation of traffic in and through the central business district. Therefore, it is the intention of city council to address parking issues in the central business district and to support the recent and planned growth and development in the central business district by providing for the orderly and efficient use of the available parking spaces. This ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted to the city council by Section 46.2-1220 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.
(b) No person shall park any vehicle in any restricted or prohibited parking area within the central business district for a period of time in excess of the maximum time shown for the parking area as indicated on signs posted on the street where the parking area is located. The central business district is designated as that area of downtown from fifth street to the route 29 business expressway and from clay street to the riverfront.
(c) No person shall park a vehicle within the central business district for longer than the posted time limit on either side of the same street within the same block within an 8 hour period during the same day. For purposes of this section, a “block” is defined as that portion of both sides of the same street between two intersecting streets or what would be the continuation of two intersecting streets. However, parking for longer than the posted time limit in one block does not preclude parking an additional consecutive period of time on another block within the central business district.
(d) The provisions of this section shall apply between the hours designated by the city on all days, except Sundays or on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Ord. No. O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. 1-1-10; Ord. No. O-11-134, 11-22-11)
Last updated date: 12/2/2011 1:20:35 PM