Upper Arlington City Council voted 5-1 May 23 to postpone until June 6 the third and final reading on legislation to repeal parking restrictions on Brandon and Chester roads and nearby streets.

Upper Arlington City Council voted 5-1 May 23 to postpone until June 6 the third and final reading on legislation to repeal parking restrictions on Brandon and Chester roads and nearby streets.

If approved by council, the ordinance would repeal parking-by-permit restrictions on Brandon, Chester and other streets near the Arlington Commons development at 1750 W. Lane Ave. Numerous residents spoke out at the legislation's first two readings, saying patrons of the development's Wine Bistro have been parking in front of their homes, causing congestion, noise and potential safety hazards.

Council president Frank Ciotola said council opted to delay the vote because member Wade Steen was absent.

"I wanted to have the full vote of council," Ciotola said.

Erik Yassenoff cast the dissenting vote to postpone the legislation, saying he believes council should wait to take action on repealing the parking restrictions until after a traffic study of the area has been completed.

"We're essentially changing codified law before we see the results of the traffic study," Yassenoff said.

Assistant city manager Joe Valentino said the traffic study is set to begin this week. Representatives of the Orlando, Fla., office of consulting firm AECOM were scheduled to visit Upper Arlington yesterday (May 25) to take measurements and record data along Lane Avenue and conduct a public meeting.

"We're looking at mid-June for them to come back and work through some of the issues with staff, with residents and with council," Valentino said.

In other business Monday night, council approved emergency legislation to issue $4.8-million in notes to purchase a 5-acre parcel from Echo/Continental Kingsdale LLC to develop 104,000 square feet of office space at the shopping center. The office component represents the second phase of redevelopment at Kingsdale.