Agenda Item #___________


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
__/__/2014

Agenda Report #

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Agenda Report – Ordinance enacting two-hour ranked parking zones and a 15-minute loading zone on 11th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue.

INITIATED BY: Traffic Engineering


Recommendation: Approve an ordinance enacting the following:

Background: New ranked parking spaces were created on 11th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue as part of the 6th Avenue Flood Abatement Project. In August, 2014, the Council adopted an ordinance establishing eight ranked parking spaces and a loading zone along the south curb. This ordinance placed the loading zone directly in front of the customer entrance to the Royal Café, which is located at 600 11th Street. The Traffic Engineering Division later learned that the Royal Café management desired for the loading zone to be placed to the west of the original location and adjacent to a ramp between the sidewalk and the street. This ordinance will relocate the 15-minute loading zone to the Royal Café’s desired location. The total number of ranked parking spaces along this block will not change.

Analysis: The Traffic Engineering Division inspected the site and determined the conversion will produce no adverse effects. The new spaces will provide on-street parking for Royal Café customers and Golden Foundry employees.

Financial Considerations: The cost of installing Traffic Control signs on both sides of the street and installing new pavement striping for the loading zone will be derived from the Traffic Engineering operating budget.

Legal Considerations: All ordinances require the approval of Council.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve an ordinance enacting two-hour ranked parking zones and a 15-minute ‘Loading Zone’ on 11th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue.