The North Beach residents of Ventnor fear parking issues will only get worse in early 2020. That’s when the long-awaited movie theater re-opens. Could be a real nightmare, according to those who will no doubt be affected.
Theater not required to have plenty of parking on premises.
Parking always tight during the summer. Ventnor population triples during the warm summer months. From 10,000 to 30,000 people.
Residents fear the Ventnor Ave movie theater will make North Beach parking even worse.
Ventnor City currently has a two-hour parking restriction along many blocks, including the North Beach neighborhood. Should Ventnor keep giving out parking permits to residents?
According to social media, Ventnor Commissioner Tim Kriebel admits ‘there’s a huge disconnect between the city’s policies and information on the street.’
The former Ventnor Twin theater, still getting substantial structural upgrades and renovations on Ventnor Avenue, right across from WAWA. Steps away from our favorite sub-shop; Sacco’s.
Will Ventnor modify current parking ordinance? No easy solution as new construction gets relaxed parking requirements.
- Raise cost of permits to $10 for residents, $25 for visitors.
- Issue Summer-only permits?
- Raising cost of parking permits to well over $100?
- Should high-rise residents have stricter limitations on permits?
Ventnor, as well as Margate, have increasingly waived parking requirements for new business. Adjacent homeowners dismayed that elected officials ignoring concerns from neighbors.
Neighbors complaining to Ventnor Commissioner Tim Kriebel. Residents say information about parking issues is difficult to find. Clear communication not a strong suit of Ventnor commissioners and city administrator. Communicating with 2nd homeowners, still in desperate need of upgrade.
Ventnor homeowners asking why important meetings are held in the off-season. The majority of homeowners are not in town from Sept. thru April. This group contributes the largest amount of taxpayer revenue to city coffers. A Ventnor Taxpayers Association could be of assistance here.
Tepid ‘community adviser’ project controlled by Commissioners not helping.
Citizen Feedback: Ventnor City website still too challenging to navigate and comprehend. Ventnor Social Media efforts more fluff than function. Helpful information is more important than memes and pretty pictures.
Ventnor Commissioner Kriebel. Took 3 years to address dangerous, pedestrian safety concerns. Earlier this year, the City of Ventnor finally lowered the Atlantic Ave speed limit from 35 to 25 mph.