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Raleigh eyes limits on front-yard parking

Posted February 3, 2009 3:15 p.m. EST

— The City Council on Tuesday asked City Attorney Tom McCormick to draft an ordinance designed to limit where people park in front of their homes.

The ordinance would require vehicles to be parked on driveways and either 300 square feet of additional paved area or 40 percent of the front yard, whichever is less. Homeowners also would have to plant shrubs or build a berm to block adjoining properties from vehicles not parked parallel to the property line, under the proposal.

A public hearing on the proposed regulations is expected to be scheduled in April.