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File #: 24-0280    Version: 1 Name: 4/1/24 - UDC Amendment (Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis)
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 4/1/2024 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/6/2024 Final action:
Enactment date: 4/1/2024 Enactment #: ORD-24-06
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5.28.1.B, 5.29.8.A, 5.29.6 and 5.29.8 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis [MTIA]) CPC Recommendation: Approval (6 yes, 0 no) (ORD-24-06)
Attachments: 1. ORD-24-06 Briefed.pdf, 2. Ordinance Amendment 2024-02-22 (MTIA).pdf, 3. December 19, 2023 Planning Staff Report (MTIA), 4. December 19, 2023 Planning Commission Minutes
Related files: 23-2061, 23-2082, 24-0282
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5.28.1.B, 5.29.8.A, 5.29.6 and 5.29.8 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis [MTIA]) CPC Recommendation: Approval (6 yes, 0 no) (ORD-24-06)
Memorandum
Amendments are proposed to update and clarify the submittal requirements and criteria for review of transportation impact analyses.

* The required information transportation impact analysis in Section 5.29.8.E currently references a 2010 "or latest revision thereof" version of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Impact Analysis. An amendment is proposed to reference the most recent version, the 2023, which calls for a multimodal transportation impact analysis.
* Also in Section 5.29.8.E, the list of analysis points is proposed to be eliminated to prevent any confusion or conflicts between the Unified Development Code requirements and those of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' as it is not the City's intention to require anything more or less.
* The criteria for review provided in Section 5.29.6.E will be amended by updating references from "traffic" to "multimodal transportation."

As requested by the City Planning Commission, additional amendments are included following a comprehensive review of the Unified Development Code for consistency.

* The reference to "traffic studies" in Section 5.28.1.B is proposed to be amended to "transportation studies."
* The requirement for a traffic statement" in Section 5.29.8.A is proposed to be amended to "transportation impact statement" and address all modes of trips rather than only vehicles, consistent with a multimodal transportation impact analysis.

Staff has been routinely advising applicants to prepare multimodal transportation impact analysis in pre-submittal meetings and written reviews. These staff-initiated amendments to the UDC are helpful updates and will bring clarity to development review cus...

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