Approved parking changes for Crystal Beach
Businesses along part of Erie Road will have room for expanded patios after council approval to move parking spaces from the south side to the north side of the road.
But approval only came after a section of the plan was postponed – one that called on local businesses to pay for necessary barriers to temporary expansion – pending the completion of a management plan. traffic.
The proposal also includes the removal of the Maplewood Avenue crosswalk.
Mayor Wayne Redekop said the companies were okay with the plan after he, Director of Infrastructure Services Kelly Walsh and Fire Chief Ed Melanson met with members of the Crystal Beach BIA.
The change in the location of the parking spaces “would make it possible to better accommodate businesses on Erie Road, especially those who wish to expand into public spaces and parking lots from time to time.”
As for the postponement of the recommendation that businesses pay for the installation of barriers, the mayor said residents wanted to see Erie converted to one-way traffic on weekends. A report from Walsh comes back to the board next month.
Walsh agreed with the postponement.
“The point of that paragraph, whether it’s $ 1 or $ 2,700, was that companies would bear the cost of providing the devices we need,” Walsh said.
Implementing a new parking regime would eliminate on-street parking on the south side of Erie between Cherrywood and Oxford avenues, and add parking spaces on the north side of Erie between Cambridge Road West and Oakwood Avenue. In addition, 15-minute parking spaces would be reserved in the first space of Ashwood, Oakwood, Elmwood, Maplewood and Oxford avenues and Cambridge Road to allow customers to take their take-out orders.
The changes would reduce the number of available parking spaces from three – from 14 to 11.
The amended report was approved along with the traffic management plan report which is due back to council on June 14th.