A study group appointed to revive the Tar River University Neighborhood recommended its first change in city policy Tuesday, suggesting that all on-street parking spaces in the historic college district be permitted to residents only.
While the proposal still has to pass the Greenville City Council and the Parking and Transportation Commission before it becomes law, officials believe that they can have the ordinance approved by the two boards as early as April and on the books before the beginning of East Carolina University’s fall semester.
The new standard was painted Tuesday as an act of compromise that touches on almost all areas of parking misconduct in the university area, clamping down on the student renters and commuters who abuse existing city regulations by parking on front and rear lawns and in zones where permits are required.
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