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File #: 12-0042    Version: 1 Name: 3/5/12 Chapter 59 Amendments
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/2/2012 Final action: 4/2/2012
Enactment date: 3/5/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-04
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:168 and 5:169 of Chapter 59 (Off-street Parking) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Revise Front Open Space Parking, Driveways Serving Drive-up Windows, and Special Parking District Options (CPC Recommendation: 8 Yeas, 0 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-12-04)
Attachments: 1. 12-04 Briefed and Approved, 2. 12-04 Briefed, 3. 12-6-11 Ch 59 Ordinance, 4. 12-6-11 Planning Staff Report, 5. 12/6/11 CPC Minutes
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:168 and 5:169 of Chapter 59 (Off-street Parking) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Revise Front Open Space Parking, Driveways Serving Drive-up Windows, and Special Parking District Options (CPC Recommendation: 8 Yeas, 0 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-12-04)
Memorandum
On December 6, 2011, the Planning Commission recommended approval of several amendments to the off-street parking ordinance. The proposed amendments are intended to address the following:

Front Open Space Parking - The intent of the proposed modification to Section 5:168 (Design of Off-Street Motor Vehicle Parking Facilities) is to ensure that the limitation for parking in the front open space applies to lots with three frontages in the same manner as it applies to lots with two frontages. Currently, lots with three frontages may provide parking lots between the face of a building and the public right-of-way for two frontages; the proposed change would limit this exception to a single frontage. The modification also requires that parking lots be set back at least 25 feet from the front lot line (an increase from the requirement of at least 10 feet in commercial zoning districts).

Driveways Serving Drive-up Windows - The intent of the proposed modification to Section 5:168 is to improve pedestrian safety for businesses proposing drive-up windows or driveways in the front open space, as well as enhance the aesthetic appearance of driveways serving drive-up windows. This amendment would require new driveways in the front open space that serve drive-up windows to be no wider than 12 feet and provide a raised sidewalk with bollards where the sidewalk crosses a drive-up lane.

Special Parking District Options - The intent of the proposed modification to Section 5:169 (Special Parking Districts) is to improve flexibility of providing off-street parking in the newly created D1 and D2 zoning districts. The modification adds an option for developers to...

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