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File #: 21-0870    Version: 1 Name: 6/7/21 Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code for New Zoning District TC1 Transit Corridor
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/6/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-19
Title: An Ordinance to Add Sections 5.12.9 and to Amend Sections 5.15, 5.16.3, 5.17.4 and 5.20.4 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (New Zoning District TC1 Transit Corridor) (ORD-21-19)
Attachments: 1. ORD-21-19 Briefed and Approved as Amended.pdf, 2. ORD-21-19 Briefed as Amended.pdf, 3. Ordinance for New District TC1 (6-23-21) Public Hearing w-TC.pdf, 4. ORD-21-19 Briefed.pdf, 5. Ordinance for New District TC1 (4-21-21).pdf, 6. April 13, 2021 Planning Staff Report (TC1), 7. April 6, 2021 Planning Staff Report (TC1), 8. Resolution to Support Transit Oriented Development 5.13.21.pdf, 9. ORD-21-19 Approval Notice.pdf, 10. WLN clipping ORD-21-19 Transit Corridor - Public Hearing Notice.pdf, 11. WLN clipping ORD-21-19 Transit Corridor - Approval Notice.pdf
Related files: 19-1870, 21-0669, 21-0718, 21-1235, 23-1973
Title
An Ordinance to Add Sections 5.12.9 and to Amend Sections 5.15, 5.16.3, 5.17.4 and 5.20.4 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (New Zoning District TC1 Transit Corridor) (ORD-21-19)
Memorandum
An amendment is proposed to the Unified Development Code to add a new zoning district, TC1 (Transit Corridor) district, and establish permitted uses, use specific standards, and dimensional standards, as well as related amendments and revisions for consistency. It is offered by the Planning Commission in response to Council Resolution R-20-439 which asked for a transit-supported zoning district to increase housing density and options along major corridors, examining certain solutions, and preliminary recommendations for geographic areas to consider for such designation, by June 15, 2021. This resolution directed specific consideration of the following potential components, and a brief response is provided after each:

* Increase allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) density along transit corridors;

The proposed district establishes no FAR limitations.

* Decrease and/or eliminate parking requirements for new development along transit corridors;

The proposed districts eliminates minimum parking requirements, and establishes maximum parking levels instead.

* Require mixed use;

Mixed use is required for development within 100 feet of a public intersection.

* Decrease height and increase setbacks near pre-existing residential areas;

The maximum height decreases as development nears residentially zoned properties.

* Evaluate development aspects, such as sustainability measures, affordable housing, and public open space - as either requirements or incentives;

Development aspects such as pedestrian/non-motorized/public transit focus are emphasized; vehicular access and automobile-oriented uses are prohibited, and connectivity to adjacent uses is encouraged.

Specific requirements for sustainability measures or affordabl...

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