In response to a reader’s question about parking in the Fan District we contacted Steven D. Bergin, Parking Supervisor with the City of Richmond’s Department of General Services for some answers. Bergin sent us the following information: FAN DISTRICT PARKING CHANGES – ORDINANCE 2008-105-84 May 14, 2008 Beginning with the 2009 permit year, the Fan Parking District […]
In response to a reader’s question about parking in the Fan District we contacted Steven D. Bergin, Parking Supervisor with the City of Richmond’s Department of General Services for some answers. Bergin sent us the following information:
FAN DISTRICT PARKING CHANGES – ORDINANCE 2008-105-84 May 14, 2008
Beginning with the 2009 permit year, the Fan Parking District will be divided into two restricted parking zones. Permits for 2009 must be purchased and displayed not later than August 1, 2008.
Ordinance 2008-105-84 was adopted by City Council on May 12, 2008. The adopted ordinance reflects an effective date of August 1 2008, thus current permits will expire on July 31, 2008 to accommodate the change in the district.
Q. What are the two Fan Restricted Parking Zone boundaries?
A. There are two zones which will be divided at Lombardy Street. Zone 1 includes all addresses which are currently in the restricted parking district from Lombardy Street east. Zone 1 includes Lombardy Street addresses. Zone 2 includes all addresses west of Lombardy Street that are currently in the restricted parking district but does not include Lombardy Street.
Q. Does this mean that the expiration date is changing?
A. Yes, but only for the 2008 year. Current permits will expire July 31, 2008 rather than June 30, 2008 to allow for the necessary changes in the program and in the district. The 2009 permit program will expire on June 30, 2009.
Q. If I live in Zone 1, can I park in Zone 2, or vise versa?
A. No, a resident in Zone 1 will be allowed unlimited parking in an hourly restricted parking zone in Zone 1, but will have to comply with the 1 hour restriction if parked in Zone 2. The same is true for a resident of Zone 2 that parks in Zone 1.
Q. How will we be able to distinguish the zones?
A. The different zones will have a distinct sign. The signs will be 10 by 4 ½ inches and will be posted on posts below the restricted parking signs. Zone 1 will be blue with white print and border, and Zone 2 will be red with white print and border.
Q. Will the decals and visitor pass change?
A. Yes, The decals and visitor passes for Zone 1 are teal. The decals and visitor passes for Zone 2 are yellow, and will have Zone 2 printed on them. Because the teal Fan permits were order and received prior to the adoption of the Ordinance, print Zone 1 decals and visitor passes will not have Zone 1 printed on them. This year the visitor pass is laminated to reduce fading and to make the pass more durable.
Q. Will the amount I pay for a decal and visitor pass change?
A. No, the cost per decal will remain $25.00, and the cost of the visitor pass is $35.00 and the number you may purchase is still limited to two. Visitor passes can only be purchased by a Fan district homeowner.