In case you didn’t know, you must mind your parking in South Norfolk. Why is that? Because when homes were built between 1890 and 1910, there were no cars, and consequently, no driveways! Many yards have evolved over the years to include aprons to accommodate cars. Some have driveway “ribbons,” or two strips of cement for car wheels. These “ribbons” are the official historical standard for driveways in the historic district. Some homes have solid driveways. These were most likely done without permits from the city.
Today, just as in many historic towns, parking is tight. You will see residents filling their yards with cars at night, because street parking is so limited. Not that it’s legal to park all your cars in your yard, but people still do it out of necessity.