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A suggestion for Cape code controversy

July 28, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

In response to the Cape Coral Breeze Opinions: "Restrictive ordinances must be repealed," July 14.

I moved to Cape Coral in early 2004, I did my homework and did not let a Realtor think for me. I was aware prior to 1994 that I would not have been allowed to park my non-commercial pickup truck in my driveway, that was too restricted. This is a time to review and change the current ordinance 3.12 to allow commercial vehicle parking in residential areas and I would suggest to look to Charlotte, N.C. for a best practice in this area. The following is from Charlotte's code "Section 12.218 - Commercial vehicle parking in residential areas."

Section 12.218. - Commercial vehicle parking in residential areas.

(1) All residential districts.

(a) One light or medium commercial vehicle may be parked overnight at a residence or customary home occupation.

(b) A medium commercial vehicle must be parked on a clearly delineated driveway of the residence. Medium commercial vehicles may not be parked overnight on public streets.

(c) Large commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking in all residential districts, except as permitted in subsection 12.218(4).

(2) Multi-family developments.

(a) Duplexes, triplexes, and quadraplexes that are located in residential zoning districts shall be subject to the provisions of subsection 1.

(b) Reserved.

B. Edward Marvin

Southeast Cape Coral



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