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Record #: SO2019-5595   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/24/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 9/18/2019
Title: Pilot seasonal parking program for S Oakenwald Ave - (4000 block - west side only)
Sponsors: King, Sophia D.
Topic: PARKING - Miscellaneous, - PARKING - Residential Permit
Attachments: 1. SO2019-5595.pdf, 2. O2019-5595.pdf
Whereas, in 2018 the new pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive connected the communities west of Lake Shore Drive to the lakefront parks, increasing accessibility for thousands of people to enjoy nature, the 41st Street Beach, and the many other lakefront amenities; and
Whereas, this new accessibility has led to a surge in demand for parking near the bridge as people come in their cars to be able to access the lakefront; and
Whereas, the increased traffic has reduced the amount of guest parking for residents; now, therefore,
A pilot seasonal parking permit program is established for the west side (even numbered side) of the 4000 block of South Oakenwald Avenue, from East 40lh Street to the north, to East 41st Street to the south (for purposes of this section, the "Area"). Parking shall be restricted to permit holders from April 1 to November 1 of each year, seven days a week, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
The following persons shall be eligible to receive the following permits to allow parking within the Area during the days and hours designated pursuant to this section:

Any resident who lives within the Area may obtain a resident's parking permit for the resident's vehicle if the vehicle bears a current City vehicle sticker and is not eligible for immobilization under Section 9-100-120 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. The permit valid only if affixed to the vehicle to which the permit is assigned. A resident shall not be eligible to use a residential guest permit.
Residential guest permits. A resident of a designated street may obtain one-day residential guest permits to accommodate the needs of the resident's guests. A one-day residential guest permit must be dated and shall be valid only for the date indicated on its face and only if properly displayed.
Permits under this section shall be issued free of charge through the offices of the alderman...

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