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Metropolitan Transportation Commission November 9, 2012. The Zoning Code Parking Update. 2030 General Plan. Adopted in March 2009 Priority Implementation: Update the Zoning Code to better facilitate urban infill development. Key Findings.

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Metropolitan transportation commission november 9 2012

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

November 9, 2012

The Zoning Code Parking Update


2030 general plan

2030 General Plan

Adopted in March 2009

Priority Implementation:

  • Update the Zoning Code to better facilitate urban infill development.


Key findings

Key Findings

  • More off-street parking will not relieve on-street parking congestion

  • Current parking requirements for storefront commercial uses:

    • onerous for in-fill projects

    • overly specific

    • Parking entitlement process creates uncertainty, and is costly in time and resources


Key recommendations

Key Recommendations

  • Adjust requirements to be context-sensitive

    • CBD

    • Urban

    • Traditional

    • Suburban


Sample recommendations

Sample Recommendations


Key recommendations1

Key Recommendations

  • Exempt nonresidential uses from minimum parking requirements:

    • On small lots no more than 6,400 square feet

    • Within vertical mixed-use developments

  • Permit shared parking


Key recommendations2

Key Recommendations

  • Simplify parking requirements across categories

  • No minimum requirement for residential or mixed use reuse of listed historic structures

Grab and Run

Attorneys

Morning Brew

Splatter!!

Good Reads

  • Office?

  • Cafe?

  • Gallery?

  • Bookstore?


Key recommendations3

Key Recommendations

  • Allow alternatives to on-site parking that reduce or manage parking demand


Key recommendations4

Key Recommendations

  • Bicycle parking facilities tailored to specific land uses

  • Allow greater flexibility in parking dimensions


Parking management

Parking Management

  • Improve utilization of our existing, underutilized, off-street parking supply

  • Protect neighborhoods through expanding the Residential Parking Permit Program


Contact information

Contact Information

Tom Pace, Principal Planner

[email protected]

(916) 808-6848

www.sacgp.org/ZoningCodeParkingUpdate.html


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