Spring Grove: Street Parking Concerns
As a reminder, every day there are numerous vehicles parked on the street inhibiting safe passage throughout the community. It can be a public safety issue when cars are parked on the street. A child could dart out in the road and you can’t see them if cars are parked in the way. This is even more of a concern at this time as more children are home due to school closings. There are statewide laws in place regarding how close to intersections, stop signs, and cross walks a vehicle can be parked. It’s also illegal in South Carolina to park on the sidewalk. Residents should park vehicles in their driveway and/or in their enclosed garage and not on the street in effort to elevate overall safety within the community. Residents should report any illegal or unsafe parking to local law enforcement as they maintain jurisdiction regarding traffic laws and local ordinances in place.
Parking close to an intersection or stop sign makes it even more difficult for other drivers to maneuver vehicles and large delivery trucks, causing a hazard to neighboring residents and could result in damage to an illegally parked vehicle.
Keep in mind, State Law requires the following: You must be at least 15 feet away from fire hydrants when parked, and at least 20 feet away from crosswalks at an intersection. You must park at least 30 feet away from stop signs.
Please see below for rules regarding street parking outlined in your CCRs and current Rules and Regulation for Spring Grove Plantation Community Service Association.
From CCRs – ARTICLE II
USES OF PROPERTY AND EASEMENTS
Section 6. TRAILERS, TRUCKS, BUSES, BOATS, PARKING, ETC.
Unless the following is amended by the Regulations established and amended by the Developer or by the Board of Directors of the Association, When Empowered, from time to time, no passenger vehicles, buses, trailers or mobile homes, motorcycles, boats, boat ‘trailers, all-terrain vehicles, go-carts, campers, vans or vehicles on blocks, unlicensed vehicles, or like vehicles shall be kept, stored, used, or parked overnight either on any street within the Community, in the Common Area, or on any Lot or Area of Extended Lot Owner Responsibility, without the approval of the Developer or the Association, When Empowered; provided, however, that passenger vehicles may be parked in approved areas on a Lot, to include garages, paved driveways, and any other area approved by the Developer or the Board of Directors, When Empowered, or as specified in the Regulations. No unsafe parking shall be allowed on any streets in the Community. The Developer or the Association, When Empowered, may in its sole discretion determine what is unsafe and issue regulations to control on and off street parking.
SPRING GROVE PLANTATION – RULES & REGULATIONS:
VEHICLES AND PARKING
INOPERATIVE AND UNLICENSED VEHICLES, AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS:
No inoperative or unlicensed vehicles may be parked on a lot except in a garage. No auto maintenance or repairs of a commercial nature (Maintenance or repairs other than on your own vehicle or maintenance or repairs on any vehicle, including your own vehicle, which is of a nature other than minor maintenance or repairs. Minor maintenance and repairs shall be oil changes, belt replacement or general cleaning that do not make the vehicle inoperative for more than two (2) hours or that may in no way create excessive noise or draw undue attention to the activity) shall be allowed on a lot. No vehicles, of any type, without mufflers shall be allowed on premises.
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES:
No commercial vehicles, motorcycles, boats or boat trailers, “jet skis”, personal water craft or other watercraft, utility trailers, campers, mobile homes, tractors, buses, farm equipment, recreational vehicles, all terrain vehicles, go-carts, mini bikes, motorcycles (except licensed street bikes as determined by the Developer or the Association, When Empowered),scooters, golf carts, other towed vehicles, vehicles on blocks, unlicensed vehicles or similar vehicles (collectively vehicles) may be placed or parked on any street within the Community or on any paved or non-paved area of a Lot or adjacent Lot, unless such vehicle is parked inside a totally enclosed Structure or screened area specifically approved for that purpose by the Authority. Service and delivery vehicles may be parked in the Properties during daylight hours for such periods of time as are reasonably necessary to provide service or to make a delivery within the Properties. This provision shall not apply to the Declarant or to any Builder in the process of constructing approved improvements.
Subject to the conditions set out in the Regulations, no passenger vehicle may be parked on any portion of a Lot, specifically landscaped areas, other than paved areas designed for that purpose. All passenger vehicles may be parked in garages or on driveways; if the Developer or the Association, When Empowered, determines that the number of vehicles or their type or condition is not detrimental to the good of the Community or its residents. Parking on the street of any passenger vehicle is strictly prohibited when there is available space in the driveway or garage (use of the garage as a general storage area does not eliminate it from being an “available” parking location).
Where all available driveway and garage spaces are utilized by other vehicles, parking on the street of a passenger vehicle of a lot owner shall not be allowed if it is frequent, habitual or continuous and parking on the street of a passenger vehicle of a lot owner or of the temporary guest of a lot owner shall only be allowed if it is temporary in nature (less than six ( 6) hours) and in a manner or location that is neither a nuisance to any other lot owners, unsafe or hazardous to traffic or to persons within the Community.
Where all available driveway and garage spaces are utilized by other vehicles, parking on the street of a passenger vehicle of a guest of a lot owner that is actually residing in the home of that lot owner overnight or for a limited period oftime (no more than seven (7) days) is permitted as long as the manner or location are not a nuisance to other lot owners, unsafe or hazardous to traffic or to persons within the Community. The parking of the vehicle of the guest of a lot owner who is residing in the home of that lot owner overnight or for a longer period shall be permitted as long as the vehicle is not parked on the street for more than twelve (12) hours in any forty-eight ( 48) hour period or, based then upon special circumstances, only if approved by the Association for longer periods.
An example of parking that would constitute a nuisance to other lot owners would include, but not be limited to, blocking or impeding the use of a driveway by another homeowner. Examples of parking in a manner that is unsafe or hazardous shall include, but not be limited to, parking in a manner or location that: interferes with appropriate site-distance for the roadway, is on a hill where visibility is limited, is on a curve where visibility is limited, is near an entrance or
intersection or is near a common areas where children might be playing or where other persons might collect on a frequent basis.
No curbside parking areas may be created by expanding any portion of the street pavement without the approval of the Authority.
A text-searchable PDF version of your governing documents for Spring Grove Plantation Community Service Association is also available online at : https://fsresidentialcharleston.com/Spring%20Grove%20Plantation/Spring%20Grove%20Governing%20Documents%20and%202008%20rules.pdf.