Friday, October 24, 2008

Short Vine Vending District expanded

Cincinnati City Council has voted unanimously to expand the Short Vine Vending District all the way north to Martin Luther King Jr Drive.

As part of the Cincinnati Municipal Code, vending districts create a uniform set of rules and regulations for street vendors operating within them.

Last September, council created a vending district extending north from Corry Street to University Avenue, along both sides of the street.

According to the new ordinance, the change "eliminates less-regulated peddler activity and provides for the uniform treatment of all sidewalk vending activity throughout the entire neighborhood business district (NBD)" and promotes "a safer and more orderly NBD".

The expansion request was made by the University Village Association (UVA).

In 2005, the UVA advocated for the creation of the district when street vending activity started becoming problematic.

Previous reading on BC:
Short Vine Vending District created (9/9/07)
Short Vine Vending District closer (8/8/07)
Short Vine Vending District to be created (6/26/07)