Staff has been requested to bring a discussion item to City Council regarding a possible change to the Punta Gorda code regarding the parking of recreational vehicles and boats/trailers in the Neighborhood Residential zoning district.
Within the Special Residential Overlay (SRO) zoning district, which includes Punta Gorda Isles, Burnt Store Isles and Burnt Store Meadows, parking of recreational vehicles and boats is strictly limited. Recreational vehicles may be parked overnight with a permit 7 nights in a 30 day period. Boats may be parked overnight with a permit for 2 nights up to 4 times per calendar year. Recreational vehicles and boats may be parked at the property during the day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. without a permit.
The Neighborhood Residential zoning district permits the property owner or tenant to park one recreational vehicle and one watercraft trailer with or without multiple axles, or a non-commercial utility trailer with no more than one axle, or a combination of no more than two trailers on the private residential property of the owner of said vehicle and trailer, unless otherwise prohibited in the Code. This is permitted by right, no special permit is required and there are no time limitations for the parking of these types of vehicles.
The Code was amended in 2010 and again in 2013 to clarify the regulations of parking recreational vehicles, boats and non-commercial trailers in the Neighborhood Residential zoning district. Both ordinances have been attached to the agenda item.