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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Auto repairs restricted on residential property

From the Metro Codes Department:

High gas prices and the cost of new cars are forcing more of us to keep our older vehicle. As vehicles get older, they have to be maintained. Did you know that there are certain repairs that cannot be done on a residentially zoned property?

A home owner or tenant is not allowed to engage in the business of repairing or stripping motor vehicles in a residential zone district. Repairs that fall into this category are engine or transmission repairs, engine or transmission removal, rear end repair, and any repair involving painting a motor vehicle. Only vehicles owned by the persons residing on the premises may be repaired on the premises, and those repairs cannot involve major disassembly unless the repairs are done inside a garage or other accessory structure designed for that purpose.

“Shade Tree” mechanics are not allowed to work on residential property. One can also not obtain a “Home Occupation” permit that would allow commercial activity on residential property
for an auto repair business on residential property.

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