Residential Permit Parking in Heritage Hill?

Residential Permit Parking in Heritage Hill????

 If you are frustrated trying to find on-street parking on your block during the day, you could benefit from Residential Permit Parking. It would limit parking on your street to the residents of your street. If there are too many residents for available spots, permit parking wouldn’t work for you but if the spots are taken by non-residents (students, hospital employees), it would.

The permit parking enforcement would generally be Monday-Friday: 8 am – 5 pm. That means that you would need to display a permit in your vehicle to park on the street during the enforcement time.

 Permit Fees:

In 2017, Permit Fees Permits currently cost $15 per six-month period or $30 for the year. Residents are allowed guest permits for $2 per permit with a maximum of 30 per six months.

How do I get it on my block:

You need to get 50% of your neighbors on your block to say they support Residential Permit Parking and the Heritage Hill Association will include your street in a proposed zone. The Association is not advocating for permits but it could be a solution to some of our neighborhood’s parking issues on some streets.

How you confirm neighbors support is up to you – a petition, an email thread? The Association just needs some documentation that neighbors support permit parking on a respective block.

Once we see what blocks want to have residential permit parking, we will need to comply with the following:

Zone Requirements.

The designation of a Residential Parking Permit Zone shall require the area to be, at a minimum:

  • 3 blocks in length; and
  • within 1,500 feet of a defined traffic generator (such as a hospital, educational institution, or commercial concern); and
  • the block faces in the area must be contiguous.

Residential Permit Parking:

  • Does not mean a guaranteed space in front of your house. A permit allows you to park on the street within the Residential Permit Parking zone.
  • Is open to all residents – tenants and homeowners. It restricts non-residents from parking in a Residential Permit Parking zone.
  • Is not enforced in the evening or weekends. Residential Permit Parking is only during the posted enforcement times. Currently the City enforces during daytime hours.

2017 National Night Out photos

Thank you to all the friends and neighbors who celebrated with us at Pleasant Park on August 1st. We had a bigger-than-ever turnout and loved seeing so many neighbors and KIDS enjoying the evening in the park. This is the third year having this event in the park and this young park looks absolutely amazing with mature plants and all of the gardening efforts from the Pleasant Park Tenders.

Local restaurants, G.R.P.D. Pizza and Log Cabin Baking Co., were in the park selling food, HHA provided ice cream and popsicles and very generous neighbor Tony Davis was manning the grill and giving away hotdogs to all comers. We’d like to give a BIG thank you to sponsors Martha’s Vineyard, Country Fresh dairy, A Pleasant Dog, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Cornerstone Church, and SpartanNash for their help with this event. We could not have done it without you!

Also big thanks to GRPD, GRFD and city leaders in attendance making this a true community and crime prevention event. Thanks also to board members and neighbors Mark Hutchison, Lisa Baars, Suzanne DeHaan, Todd Hoort, Mary McCarthy-Fuller, Jim Payne, Char Kruzich, Wesley Beck and Erin Shupe. Last but certainly not least, Delia Venema from South Hill who painted face after face, all night long – the kids loved it!

Our next neighborhood social event will be the Holiday Potluck / Annual Meeting on Monday, December 11th. We hope to see you all there!

Land Use Updates – 74 Lafayette NE (McCabe Marlowe House) & 547 Cherry St. SE (Oakwood Manor)

McCabe Marlowe House:  The Planning Commission approved the use of limited outpatient counseling, support services for existing treatment facility with extensive, restrictive conditions. The Minutes (when available) with the specific conditions will be available here:

Oakwood Manor: The Board of Zoning Appeals approved the application for the restaurant (west side) and the fitness center (east side), with restrictive conditions. The Minutes (when available) with the specific conditions will be available here:

As of December, 2017: There has been a change of restaurants for the Oakwood Manor. We will have details as they become available. Any new restaurant will be obligated to the what the Zoning Appeals Board approved.

The Heritage Hill Association’s position on each of these land use proposals:

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