Changed in Response to Citizen's Concerns
Due to concerns expressed by Wheat Ridge citizens to City Officials, City Council adopted revisions to the Wheat Ridge City Code of Laws, Section 26-501
, which prohibits the parking of a motor vehicle on landscaping or other soft surfaces. The amendments, Ordinance 1449
, become effective on August 31, 2009.
Citizens have expressed concerns regarding the unsightly practice of vehicles being parked on lawns and compacted dirt surfaces. They were concerned that properties that have vehicles parked in the front yard or on weeded or dirt areas diminished the aesthetics property values of their neighborhood and negatively affected community image.
Additionally, utilizing lawns or soft surfaces for the purpose of parking or storage of vehicles has a negative effect on storm water quality when dirt and debris from the yards is carried onto the streets.