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Thread: Transitional housing parking requirements?

  1. #1
    Oct 2010
    somewhere in New York

    Transitional housing parking requirements?

    We have an application for a use variance for transitional housing (parents with children) in an urban area. Since the use is not permitted anywhere in the city, there are no directly applicable parking requirements. In reality, the housing will not create a significant parking demand as most of the clients will not have cars, so I am hesitant to recommend that the board consider using boarding house standards (the closest permitted use) as that would result in more parking that the use would require. I was wondering if anyone can point me to any parking standards for transitional housing that I might be able to use as a basis for recommending less onerous requirements?

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    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
    Dec 2008
    Northern Utah
    I don't have specific standards to point to, but it seems to me you're on exactly the right track; the likelihood of anybody meeting the requirements for TH having a car or two to park is about zero. I wouldn't have thought boarding house parking standards would be very stringent. Sorry. I checked with the zoning at the nearest local TH building around me and it was a retro-fit, and they already had parking like any other apartments.
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