East Oakland to get Permit Parking
Residents of East Oakland Avenue will get parking permits, but visitors will be limited to a few hours.
People who live along East Oakland Avenue may soon have a solution to their parking woes.
Doylestown plans to form a new permit parking district for a section of the street, a proposal that has come after months of study and discussion on how to improve the situation for residents.
Doylestown Borough Council on Monday voted unanimously to advertise an ordinance that would enact parking restrictions along part of the street.
As is the case in other parts of town, residents would get permits allowing them to park on the street at any time, for any length of time, said council member Dennis McCauley, who is head of the borough's public safety committee.
Some residents of the street came to a couple of the committee's meetings to discuss the issue, McCauley said. They then met with Noni West, the council member who represents their area, to discuss it further and give their input on the changes.
"Noni West held a special meeting in the neighborhood, and was able to come to a consensus on this," McCauley said. "Residents expressed a great deal of support for the final product here."
The ordinance would allow visitors to park on East Oakland for a maximum of three hours, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The affected zone would stretch from Church Street to a point 137 feet west on the north side of the street, and between Church Street and Pine Street on the south side of the street.
After the ordinance is advertized, council will accept public comment on the proposal. It would then return to borough council for final approval at a future meeting.