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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    Measuring remote site parking.

    I have a proposal (yes, I actually do some work) for a site that wishes to move about 30 of its parking spaces to a remote site (a satellite parking lot, if you will).

    Our provisions allow such remote parking areas, but only within 300 feet of the principal site. We've nothing that says how it must be measured, this 300 feet. As the crow flies, the lot site is 317feet, and if you use the sidewalk and public row to lead to from the offices to the remote parking site, it is something of 500 feet.

    If you have provisions that allow this, how do you measure the distance.
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    We have a 300 foot standard for off-site parking, too. We measure as the crow flies.

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    AS CROW FLIES
    just a suggestion: whatever way you decide to go, you may want to have planning director approve an interpretation so that you have a file on the decision for future consistency

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    Quote Originally posted by OregonPlanner View post
    just a suggestion: whatever way you decide to go, you may want to have planning director approve an interpretation so that you have a file on the decision for future consistency
    Yes...very good suggestion.

    Our's is also 300 feet and we would probably measure it as the crow flies. In a residential district (for say a church) it is also a special use.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Yes...very good suggestion.

    Our's is also 300 feet and we would probably measure it as the crow flies. In a residential district (for say a church) it is also a special use.
    Ours is also 300 feet, measured lot line to line. And you can have the parking lot adjacent to a residential district as long as the business is on a separate lot adjacent to the parking lot as well.
    One lot of redevelopment prevents a block of sprawl.

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