Like many of the multi housing areas in North Beach, the residents along Bay Drive West on Normandy Isle have long suffered from a shortage of parking. So when the city’s capital improvement project – intended to beautify their streets – reduced available parking by 18 spaces, the residents went up in arms about the impact it will have on their neighborhood and quality of life.
This Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 PM, the city will be meeting with residents of Normandy Isle who have been affected by the reduction in available parking as a result of the improvements done to their streets. In true North Beach form, the city has organized a meeting with residents in the area to discuss the problem and what, if anything, can be done to address the shortage of parking. The meeting, being organized by the city manager’s office, will have representatives present from various city departments including CIP, Public Works, Parking, Planning and Transportation. Whether you live in the affected area or simply a resident of North Beach that values the importance of this limited resource, you are invited to attend the meeting.
Eventhough it is doubtful that the city will ever be able to provide enough parking to meet the demand, it is important for the city and residents alike to understand and recognize the existing nature of our multi housing, historic neighborhoods and the need to find a balance. With studies showing the average household in these multi housing neighborhoods has less than one car, should the city prioritize parking over beautification of our right of way?
Regardless of your views and opinions, your involvement is essential and your participation is welcomed. Please come and join in the discussion. If you are unable to attend the meeting on Thursday, please post your comments on this site and it will be shared at Thursday’s meeting.
North Beach Community Meeting
Thursday, October 7th @ 6:00 PM
Normandy Isle Park and Pool Meeting Room
7030 Trouville Esplanade
Following the 6:00 PM meeting, the police will host their bi-monthly Community Police Meeting at 6:30 PM. Residents are encouraged to stay and participate in the discussion with the police. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the police and report concerns you have in the neighborhood about crime, speeding, etc.