A Philadelphia City Council measure aims to keep city visitors from parking on residential streets by giving a discount for riverfront club owners to offer valet parking.
The goal is to expand valet parking and keep people headed to Columbus Boulevard clubs from parking in residential areas, said Councilman Mark Squilla.
“We wanted to try, as we grow Columbus Boulevard and the waterfront there, we want them to use valet parking,” Squilla said. “We want to try to avoid what is happening now as there are people parking in the neighborhoods.”
Club owners aren’t required to provide parking, but the rule change could force them to make deals with parking lot owners in order to make sure patrons have a place to put their cars when they frequent the establishments.
The measure will go to the full council for its consideration.