Short North

Columbus City Council last night voted to extend a moratorium on issuing any new parking permits in the Short North and Italian Village until December 31st.

Columbus Public Service Department officials are lifting rush-hour restrictions on parking meters along North High Street, between Goodale Street and King Avenue in the Short North.

Columbus City Council last night formally objected to state renewal of the liquor licenses of 14 local bars and carryouts that officials say drain public safety resources and harm neighborhoods.

Expanding some Short North and Italian Village parking permit areas and sharing parking fees are among the recommendations a working group has sent to Columbus City Council for approval.

A working group studying possible solutions to overcrowded parking lots in the Short North has come up with several ideas, including setting aside permits for businesses, removing parking meters and issuing only two permits per household.