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File #: 17-0716    Version: Name: 7/17/17 -- Ordinance to Amend Downtown Zoning
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/18/2017 Final action: 9/18/2017
Enactment date: 9/18/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-14
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5.10.19, 5:10.20, 5:64, 5:65, 5:68 and 5:70 of Chapter 55 (Zoning) and Sections 5:169 of Chapter 59 (Off-Street Parking) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Zoning Premiums/Design Requirements) (Ordinance No. ORD-17-14) (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. 17-14 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 17-14 Zoing Off-Street Parking Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. Substitute Ordinance 8-21-17 Transmittal (002).pdf, 4. proposed substitute ordinance 8-17-17.pdf, 5. 17-14 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 6. Chapter 55 Zoning Premiums as AMENDED on 071717, 7. October 5, 2016 Planning Staff Report, 8. Preminium Ordinance.pdf, 9. Design Requirements Ordinance 7.6.17rev.pdf, 10. 17-14 Ordinance Approval Notice.pdf, 11. 17-14 Ordinance Approval Notice.pdf
Related files: 16-1164, 16-0188, 15-0724, 15-0999, 16-1415, 17-0403, 15-0263, 15-0420, 15-0444, 15-1392, 15-1526, 16-0029, 16-0584, 16-0824, 16-1077
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5.10.19, 5:10.20, 5:64, 5:65, 5:68 and 5:70 of Chapter 55 (Zoning) and Sections 5:169 of Chapter 59 (Off-Street Parking) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Zoning Premiums/Design Requirements) (Ordinance No. ORD-17-14) (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 8 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Update - When presented with a set of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Off-Street Parking Ordinance to revise the premium floor area options in downtown zoning districts and supporting regulations to the planned project modifications and off-street parking requirements at first reading on July 17, 2017, City Council passed only the language regarding building design requirements (see attached ordinance as amended). Staff have further revised the amended ordinance to address a request to clarifying the expectations of transparency and exempting buildings in the D2 (Downtown Interface) district from some requirements.

Transparency shall mean that area within four feet of the window glass (from the bottom of the window to 8 feet above the floor) is at least 75% open to view.

Minimum street-level height and transparency will only be required in the D1 district, corresponding to the zones where the most intense uses and most active streetscapes are desired. However, the requirements for building materials apply to buildings and additions in both the D1 and D2 districts.

Council will need to replace the previous ordinance with the attached ordinance, dated August 17th, in order to incorporate these revisions. Adoption of these revisions shall move this ordinance to a first reading, and an additional second reading and public hearing will be necessary.

Previous Description - Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Off-Street Parking Ordinance were proposed to revise the premium floor area options in downtown zoning districts along with supporting regulations to the planned project modifications and off-street parking requirement...

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