November 8, 2017 at 9:42 am #58468
I normally don’t care if someone parks in front of my house, but a neighbor appears to be using a couple of blocks near his house (from which he runs his business) to park several large panel vans and commercial vehicles. Apparently his direct neighbors complained… so he moved them to our block, and now we have a challenging parking situation as he leaves huge unsightly trucks for days at a time. Does anyone know what the actual regulations are on this?November 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm #58469
Call it in to the city with vehicle description license color etc… They will tell you 48 hours.November 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm #58471
11.72.070 – Commercial and large size vehicles.
No person shall park a vehicle on any street or alley, except in an Industrial Zone as defined in Title 23, between the hours of midnight and six (6) a.m. if the vehicle is a truck and/or trailer or other conveyance which is over eighty (80) inches wide.November 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm #58477
You have a neighbor trying to make a living. You could just accept the minor inconvenience and turn a blind eye.
November 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm #58479
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by katcat7. Reason: typo
Hi Kat, if he’s running a business big enough to require multiple trucks then he’s not just making a few bucks. He’s running a medium sized business. And he’s absolutely welcome to park the trucks outside his own house, but he doesn’t, because his immediate neighbors complain. Those rules exist for a perfectly good reason that doesn’t make me an unreasonable NIMBY. I ignored them for a week and then made a mildly irritated post instead of having him towed. I think I’m having a proportionate response.
You have a neighbor, having a mild grumble about an annoyance on a local forum designed for that sort of thing. You could just turn a blind eye. 😉November 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm #58482
You sound like a reasonable guy. Have a chat with him.
November 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm #58484
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by katcat7.
Have the trucks cited and towed. he isparkign them near you indtead of his neighbors because they have talked to him or had them towed. He does nto care abotu you an dneither does Kat kit.
You could leave notes on all of them– sayign why they need to not be there and what you will doif they remain past a certain time.November 12, 2017 at 8:31 am #58513
Panel van does not seem large enough to be covered under the ordinance. What are the “commercial vehicles” and how many are there?
Try to talk to the person. Do not have the trucks towed (if they are eligible). Seriously disrupting someone’s livelihood is a mighty big reaction to having trouble parking where you want.November 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm #58515
@cathy wonderful – you seem to get pretty upset when people say negative things about you, and yet here you are, making sweeping generalizations about “Kat kit” (sic). Join me in feeling more generous and kind toward the world.November 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm #58552
@Pork Pie Thank you.November 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm #58591
It’s not one panel van. It’s several. At least three (and a couple of logo-strewn trucks), and they’re actually giant extended bed ones, Mercedes Sprinter LWB version. But I’m going to do the Seattle thing and leave a passive aggressive note on the window next time he does it again.
I’m certainly not going to have him towed before giving him a chance to undo it. But the problem there is that I’m just pushing theose vans around a corner to be a problem for another block(s).
Some of us have challenging parking situations and a business taking up at least eight normal car spots on a residential Wallingford block , is not cool or neighborly.
November 14, 2017 at 6:20 am #58614
- This reply was modified 4 days, 10 hours ago by frankie.
It has been about a week. Did you leave a note, call the city, ask neighbors ( on either side of yoru house or apartment) if they were bothered? Or by chance, has he moved the vans to another location/
The owner knows how many vehicles he owns and parking away from his home can be inferred that he has no place to park right at his home.
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