Kirksville Council to consider amendment for city parking code
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
A measure that would amend the City of Kirksville's parking code will once again be on a city council agenda.
The measure first appeared on the March 5, 2018 agenda.
However, council agreed to postpone a vote on any changes in order to have an informal discussion during a study session.
That brief discussion took place Monday night.
City staffers say changes need to be made to the parking code because some current practices have negatively impacted the community.
- Front yards filled with concrete
- Poor walkability
- Pedestrian safety and storm-water management issues
A big aspect of the proposed amendment would focus on a 40-60 split of parking spaces in front of residential buildings.
That breaks down to 40 percent parking and 60 percent green space.
That change is expected to re-establish the front yard, improve neighborhood aesthetics and manage storm-water run-off.
Council members are planning to vote on the parking changes on Monday, March 19.