MAMARONECK — The town Board of Trustees repealed a rule that prohibited off-street parking at a residence within 25 feet of a front property line Wednesday night, saying the restriction was “anachronistic” in an age when families own multiple cars.
The old zoning rule came about decades ago when it was common for households to have just one car parked in a driveway or garage. But with many families now owning two or three automobiles, some too large to fit in a garage, board members said the 25-foot rule is no longer feasible.
Other restrictions remain: Residents may not park within five feet of a neighbor’s property line; nor can they park in a spot outside of their driveway, but still on their residential lot, that’s within 25 feet of the property line (for instance, in a specially-installed space 10 feet from the street).
Also on Wednesday night, the board unanimously approved a $30.5 million town budget for 2011 that comes with a 6.1 percent increase in property taxes. For the full story, click here.
CAPTION: The town Board of Trustees considers changes to off-street parking rules during a meeting Wednesday night at town hall. (Colin Gustafson)