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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc

    Downtown parking requirements

    Looking for code examples of where required off-street parking downtown is less than the remainder of the community.
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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
    Aug 2005
    in a meeting
    I have put in a couple of times no onsite parking required if within 300' of a public parking lot -

    I have also allowed on street parking to count towards a parking requirement -

    And shared parking for differing peaks can be effective too - eg bank and restaurant

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
    Feb 1998
    Greensburg, Kansas
    Have used similar language for some time now.

    Off street parking is not required in the Downtown Business Zone. If provided although not required, such parking areas shall meet the design standards of section XX.

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    Our City has an exemption. Here is the meat of it (I took out some code references)

    CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT EXEMPT. The parking and loading space requirements shall not apply to the Central Business
    District except for new residential construction of 5 or more units.

    It then goes on to say that if you do have off-street parking it needs to meet some minimum standards with aisle width, etc.

    The code also has a geographical (street boundaries) description of the area considered the Central Business District.
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    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
    May 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Our CBD is exempt from off-street parking requirements, except for residential.
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    Cyburbian Raf's avatar
    Feb 2007
    As far south of SoCal as I Will Go
    Our Downtown Zoning District is exempt from parking requirements with the exception of Residential, and even than, the Planning Commission can make parking exemptions as well for mixed use structures.
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