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OTR parking permit program closer to being implemented

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The full Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to let a residential parking permit program move forward in parts of Over-the-Rhine.  The Neighborhoods Committee approved the proposal Monday.

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore described how it will be implemented.

“I would be my hope that we would have this ready to begin at the end of April,” Moore said.  “And some time to have a burn in period, if you will, where we would be writing warnings instead of tickets.”

The area for the program would be bounded by Central Parkway on the west and south; Sycamore on the east; and Liberty on the north.  

The residential parking permits would cost $108 a year.  There would also be a lower rate of $18 a year for low-income residents.

“This is a pilot program, there are going to be missteps,” said Council Member Kevin Flynn.  “But what I hope is that we learn as we make the missteps and that we capture what we’re doing right.”

The plan would create about 400 residential parking permits.  In addition, there would be about 650 parking meter spots and about 200 spots open to anyone in the area that would not require permits and not have meters.