No_Parking_Sign_With_Symbol_LThe City of Atlanta has placed a moratorium on issuing temporary parking lot permits in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood in order to allow for a review of the regulations that govern temporary parking lots in that area.

The 180-day moratorium, which went into effect July 24, will close a dozen temporary parking lots off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and McDaniel Street between Northside Drive, Whitehall Street, and Spring Street. The review process may not take the entire 180 days and the moratorium could be lifted sooner.

Parking authorities will tow vehicles for parking in the affected lots as well as vehicles parked in no parking tow zones where there is a tow sign present. PARKatlanta and Atlanta police will also enforce residential permit parking in Castleberry Hill and Vine City. Vehicles parked on any sidewalk will also be towed.

Atlanta police will patrol the area – enforcing the moratorium against those who attempt to illegally open up and charge for parking on these lots. The moratorium does not apply to Friendship Baptist Church located at 437 Mitchell Street.

Councilmembers Michael Bond, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young, Jr., and Cleta Winslow sponsored the legislation.

“We encourage those visiting the Georgia Dome and the surrounding area to seek parking options at the venue, at an established permanent parking facility, or consider alternative modes of transportation such as public transit,” said Councilman Bond. “We appreciate the patience of residents and visitors as we seek to modify and refine regulations for temporary parking facilities in the interest of public safety.”

The addresses of the lots affected by the moratorium include:

0 Haynes Street
0 Nelson Street
27 Markham Street
43 Mangum Street
65 Haynes
73 Mangum Street
92 Northside Drive
185 Walker Street
343 – 349 Mitchell Street
399 – 407 Chapel Street
440 Markham Street
445 Markham Street

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.