Wholesale district/Flower Market Parking
WHEREAS, The Flower Market and the Wholesale District located on 27th and 28th Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues are an important part of the economy in Community Board Five and the city as a whole; and
WHEREAS, The vendors patronizing the Flower Market and the Wholesale District many times are small businesses who work out of stores or their apartments and do not have commercial license plates on their vehicles; and
WHEREAS, The parking rules in the area that comprises the Flower Market and the Wholesale District are almost exclusively restricted to commercial vehicles during business hours; and
WHEREAS, These parking rules are causing vendors without commercial plates that are patronizing businesses in the Flower Market and the Wholesale District to receive tickets; and
WHEREAS, The difficulty parking in the Flower District and the Wholesale Market is causing a loss of revenue; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five requests that the Department of Transportation examine solutions to the parking problems in the Flower Market and the Wholesale District including but not limited to:
Making each block on 27th Street between 5th and 7th Avenues and 28th Street between 5th and 8th Avenues half commercial parking and half metered parking.
Making one side of each block on 27th Street between 5th and 7th Avenues and 28th Street between 5th and 8th Avenues metered parking and the other side commercial parking; and be it further
RESOLVED, Community Board Five requests that the Department of Transportation come back to the Board with an assessment of the feasibility of these recommendations or other possible solutions.The above resolution passed with a vote of 28 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.