Proposal to Expand Parking Permit Zone Near UMD Campus
Posted at: 10/15/2012 9:01 PM
| Updated at: 10/15/2012 10:18 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
Duluth residents near the UMD campus are proposing an expansion of a permit parking zone around the school, to keep parking free for neighborhood residents during the day.
City staff and residents met during a public information meeting the the former Woodland Middle School Monday evening to discuss the proposal.
The zone would be bound by East Clover Street on the north, Irving Place on the east, East Kent Road on the south, and Woodland Avenue on the west. Within those streets, the proposed zone would also include East Eighth Street and East College Street, according to a news release.
Prior to the meeting, Dan Hartman, an area resident and the President of the Duluth City Council, told Eyewitness News, "if you come here during the day, the road is packed with college student cars and this is a residential neighborhood. This is not campus parking."
Should the parking permit zone be created, during daytime hours during the school year, residents will need a parking permit to park within it. Permits would cost no more than $5.
Following public input, any proposed expansion of the parking permit zone will need to be brought to the city council for approval.