12South businesses sue Metro over residential permit parking

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:58pm

Mafiaoza’s and Urban Grub are taking the Metro Traffic and Parking Commission to court over the issuance of residential permit parking in the bustling 12South neighborhood.

A lawsuit filed in Davidson County Chancery Court on May 8 claims that the parking commission decision to issue residential-only parking permits on three side streets is hurting their business.

Further, the two restaurants claim that residential parking undermines a previously approved community design plan for the neighborhood.

The suit asks the court to prevent Metro Public Works from erecting signage and enforcing the new parking requirements until the legal proceedings are completed. 

4 Comments on this post:

By: ancienthighway on 5/19/13 at 12:22

How dare the people that were living there long before the business came interfere with the business!

By: courier37027 on 5/19/13 at 1:10

An exit ramp at 12th Avenue South/Granny White connecting with I-440 might ease traffic woes. Sevier Park could set aside some space for Sevier Parking.

By: Rocket99 on 5/20/13 at 7:17

Actually, I pay taxes in this city and county therefore, I should be able to park on ANY public street without fear of being ticketed or towed. I do understand there are restrictions concerning fire hydrants, driveways, etc. but everything else should be fair game.

I have friends who live in the area and understand the problems. Saying that, I also don't want to worry that I will be ticketed or towed when I visit my friends.

By: Loner on 5/20/13 at 7:34

This is newsworthy? Must be a slow news day.