New Houses On Hewson St

SteveFishtown's picture

I was walking by Hewson & Cedar St. and I noticed new houses being built. It does not look like there is any parking. I thought all new buildings had to have parking is this not correct?

susan's picture

Not correct. Parking is

Not correct.

Parking is not mandatory. There are LOTS of new zoning rules.

brooke's picture

I think even the old regs

I think even the old regs specified that it required builders of 4+ homes in a row to have parking...

codergrrl's picture

I also thought new

I also thought new construction needed off street parking, but there was some loophole, i.e., if its only like 98% new, (old foundation or something like that), you could get grandfathered in.
Anybody know exactly the zoning rule on this one?

karp's picture

new residential construction

new residential construction of 4 or more units needs to have its own parking. Three units or less it is not required.

They could have also applied for a variance with the community and asked to not have off street parking. At most zoning hearings the community does worry about lack of parking as that is a top priority. But when given the choice of looking at a row of curb cuts and garage doors instead of just losing more spots on the street and having new houses without garages the community has chosen the latter.

bigbrian215's picture

i dont know why people who

i dont know why people who dont live on a block worry so much about other peoples buisness . that is not a code anymore if u think about it. it just takes up more parking anyway