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It's no secret that on-campus parking sucks. And, sadly, it is not getting any better. As a new building is erected in place of a parking lot, there is also talk of more buildings to come where there are now lots.
In the past, students have turned to those with off-campus housing as a safe haven for their vehicles. Now this is becoming a problem.
The town of Durham has an ordinance stating "Parking serving single-family and duplex units will be permitted in the front yard setback for up to three (3) vehicles" in article XXI, 175-111, F, 3.
AKA- Only three cars are allowed to be seen in the front yard.
They will allow residents to park in the back yard or on the side of the house with the condition of "A five-foot landscaping and solid screening area is provided and maintained" (article XXI, 175-111, F, 4, a) and that it "does not abut a single-family or duplex household" (article XXI, 175-111, F, 4, b).
AKA- Hide your cars in the back. But what if you don't have a back yard or any bushes to conceal a fourth car? You will get towed.
Case and point: Alex Brix lives in a house on Madbury Road. With a half-moon driveway in front and trees in the back, one guests car was towed because of these ordinances.
UNH has been accepting a larger amount of students as the years go on. Lounges in the dorms are turned into rooms, doubles are converted into triples, apartments are being built left and right. Either turn some people down or give us a couple parking garages.
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