City of Atlanta Issues Moratorium for Temporary Parking Lots

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    The City has placed a moratorium on issuing temporary parking lot permits in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood to allow for a review of the regulations that govern temporary parking lots in that area.

    The 180-day moratorium, which went into effect July 24, will close a dozen temporary parking lots off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and McDaniel Street between Northside Drive, Whitehall Street, and Spring Street. The review process may not take the entire 180 days and the moratorium could be lifted sooner.

    Councilmembers Michael Bond, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young, Jr., and Cleta Winslow sponsored the legislation.

    “We encourage those visiting the Georgia Dome and the surrounding area to seek parking options at the venue, at an established permanent parking facility, or consider alternative modes of transportation such as public transit,” said Councilman Bond. “We appreciate the patience of residents and visitors as we seek to modify and refine regulations for temporary parking facilities in the interest of public safety.”

    Parking authorities will tow vehicles for parking in the affected lots as well as vehicles parked in no parking tow zones where there is a tow sign present.

    PARKatlanta and Atlanta police will also enforce residential permit parking in Castleberry Hill and Vine City. Vehicles parked on any sidewalk will also be towed.

    Atlanta police will patrol the area – enforcing the moratorium against those who attempt to illegally open up and charge for parking on these lots. The moratorium does not apply to Friendship Baptist Church located at 437 Mitchell Street.

    For more information, visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or http://www.parkatlanta.org

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