BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that, pursuant to Article XIV of Chapter 33 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, the so-called Irvin Lot and the so-called Sculptured Wall Lot, as described on Public Document No. ____________ on file in the office of the city clerk, are hereby designated for use as off street parking.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to formally designate the Irvin Lot, located at Harbor Drive and Railroad Street, and the Sculptured Wall Lot, located on the west side of Canal Park Drive south of the building housing the Dairy Queen and several other businesses, for off street parking under Chapter 33 of the City Code in order to allow them to be metered.
These lots have been used to provide parking to the general public at no cost for a number of years. On street parking in this area has also been free.
However, businesses in the area and their guests, as well as tourists, have been nearly unanimous that the present supply of parking in the Canal Park area is inadequate and is also subject to abuse. In order to reduce any abuses and to provide revenues which will make it possible to provide additional parking in the area, it will be necessary to charge for and control parking in the area.