BY DORIS TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
A 14-day limitation on on-street parking was adopted recently by the Centennial City Council, which also declined to adopt other limitations on residential parking.
The residential parking rules, adopted on first reading unanimously, would also require a seven-day intervening period between two 14-day periods of parking on a public street.
At the same meeting, the council declined to pass on first reading an ordinance that would have restricted off-street parking to a percentage of the front yard area of Centennial homes. The same ordinance also would have required off-street parking to be located on concrete, asphalt or pavers, and would have prohibited parking in landscaped areas.
Steve Greer, Centennial Community Development Director, stated in a written report to the council that the city “has received complaints from residents who are concerned about the amount of vehicle parking within neighborhoods and the negative impact it may have on their property.”
Greer noted in his report that current Centennial regulations “allow parking to occur anywhere on private property, including areas that do not have a parking surface.”
Additionally, he stated that “Centennial has minimal residential parking restrictions compared to other municipalities within the region.” His report also stated that, without “such regulations the City is powerless to assist residents with their complaints and unable to maintain an attractive streetscape.”
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