§ 12-905.  Permits for Curb Loading Zones.
   (1)   The Department may designate a curb loading zone upon the special request of any person when, on the basis of an engineering study by the Department, it is determined that such curb loading zone is necessary and justified by traffic conditions.
   (2)   Any person who requests a curb loading zone not in a meter parking area shall make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and the payment of a fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for each 23 feet of curb parking space or fraction thereof to the City, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1), above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). 69
   (3)   Any person who requests a curb loading zone in a parking meter area shall make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and the payment of a fee of three hundred dollars ($300) for each metered parking space or fraction thereof included in the curb loading zone, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1), above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). 70
   (4)   Any person who requests a curb loading zone in the Center City area bounded by Spring Garden street, Bainbridge street, the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River; and in the University City area bounded by the Schuylkill River on the east, University avenue/Woodland avenue on the south, Fortieth street on the west, and by a line along Filbert street, between Fortieth street and Thirty-fourth street, along Thirty-fourth street to Arch street, along Arch street, between Thirty-fourth street and the Schuylkill River, on the north, shall make written application to the Department. After approval of such application by the Department and payment of a fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to the City for each twenty-three feet of curb parking space or fraction thereof not in a metered parking area, and payment of a fee of five hundred dollars ($500) to the City for each metered parking space or fraction thereof included in the curb loading zone in a metered parking area, a permit for such curb loading zone may be issued subject to the provisions of subsection (1) above. The permit shall contain such conditions as the Department may prescribe, and shall be valid for one (1) year. The permit shall not be transferable but may be reissued annually upon payment of a maintenance fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150). 71
   (5)   The Department may terminate any curb loading zone permit and remove the signs erected if payment of the annual fee shall be thirty days in arrears, or whenever public convenience or necessity warrants such action; provided that 15 days' notice of such intended action shall be given to the person to whom the permit has been issued. 72
   (6)   No fee shall be required for the designation of a curb loading zone in front of any public building, theater, live performing arts venue, school, church or hospital. Moreover, no fee shall be required for the designation of a curb loading zone in front of any business located on a street with a designated bicycle lane. 73

 

Notes

69
   Amended, 1973 Ordinances, p. 902; amended, 1974 Ordinances, p. 859; amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 3.
70
   Amended, 1973 Ordinances, p. 902; amended, 1974 Ordinances, p. 859; amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 3.
71
   Added, 1993 Ordinances, p. 3.
72
   Renumbered, 1993 Ordinances, p. 3.
73
   Renumbered, 1993 Ordinances, p. 3; amended, Bill No. 180950 (approved June 5, 2019); amended, Bill No. 160026-A (became law October 24, 2019).