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File #: 19-0841    Version: 1 Name: 6/3/19 - UDC Amendment - Front Porch Setback Exception
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 6/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: 6/3/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-17
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.18.1 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Front Porch Exception from Front Yard Setback) (Ordinance No. ORD-19-17)
Attachments: 1. ORD-19-17 Briefed.pdf, 2. Front Porch Required Setback Exception - Recommended by CPC 11-20-18.pdf
Related files: 18-1485

Title

An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.18.1 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Front Porch Exception from Front Yard Setback) (Ordinance No. ORD-19-17)

Memorandum

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has heard nearly 50 petitions for front porch variances over the past 10 years. Many of these requests have been granted to allow encroachment into the average front setback (currently code prohibits such encroachment).

 

The proposed amendment would allow unenclosed, covered porches, decks, and platforms to encroach into a required front yard setback by up to eight feet, with additional limitations.

 

Based on a request from the ZBA, this text amendment was considered and recommended for approval by the Planning Commission on November 20, 2018.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Brett Lenart, Planning Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

(See Attached Ordinance)