Loading Zones are available to support businesses and Standing Zones area available to support their customers.
Both require the City Council to pass an ordinance authorizing the installation of such signs, and are introduced to the city council by Alderman Moore.
An alternative for loading is provided in the alley, where expeditious loading and unloading is permited provided the alley is not blocked.
9-64-130 Parking in alleys.
Loading zones are designated areas in the parking lane for the loading and unloading of deliveries to buildings. These zones are for commercial vehicles or vehicles that have a valid Non-Commercial Loading Zone Permit only. These zones are not designated to reserve parking for business patrons or employees. Any commercial vehicle may park in any loading zone to load and unload for up to thirty minutes.
Standing zones are designated areas in the parking lane for temporary parking. Vehicles parking in standing zones must have their hazard lights flashing while the driver is away from the vehicle.
The process for both types of signs are similar and take approximately 9 months to complete.
It gets started when an applicant provides my office with a Parking Restriction Sign Request application
The ordinance governing loading zones are as follows
9-68-030 Loading zones and prohibited parking spaces.