City of Fayetteville
File #: 22-2844    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Administrative Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action:
Title: Vehicle Parking in Residential Front Yards - Review of Peer City Codes
Attachments: 1. Peer City Comparison - Yard Parking - July 2022, 2. Fayetteville Current Parking Code, 3. Council Request - Vehicles In Front Yards
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Telly C. Whitfield, Ph.D. - Assistant City Manager
Dr. Gerald Newton, AICP - Development Services Director
David Steinmetz - Development Services Assistant Director

FROM: James Rutherford - Housing & Code Enforcement Division Manager

DATE: August 8, 2022

Vehicle Parking in Residential Front Yards - Review of Peer City Codes

Council District(s)

Relationship To Strategic Plan:
2022-2027 Strategic Plan
Goal 3 - City Investment in Today and Tomorrow
Objective 3.4 - To revitalize neighborhoods with effective code enforcement and violation abatement.
Goal 4 - The City of Fayetteville will be highly desirable place to live, work and recreate.
Objective 4.5 - To ensure a place for people to live in great neighborhoods

Executive Summary:
City Council directed staff to conduct a review of the city code as it relates to the acceptable number of vehicles in front yards of residential communities. Staff has included information on ten peer cities in this report.

In a May 24, 2022 meeting requested by Council Member Haire, the Council Member met with two Development Services staff members and briefly discussed concerns brought to him over the excessive number of vehicles parked in the front yards of some residences. The Council Member expressed his intent to present a request to the City Council for staff to research the issue. In the June 6, 2022 City Council work session, the request was made and staff was directed to research peer city ordinances as they pertain to parking of vehicles in residential front yards. This meets that directive and is designed for presentation if requested.

Code Enforcement requested information from several peer cities/counties. Of the requests, the following seven responded.

-Cumberland County
-Hope Mills

The following cities ordinance...

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