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File #: 31110    Version: 1 Name: Big Box
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2013 In control: URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/1/2013 Final action: 10/1/2013
Enactment date: 10/10/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00164
Title: Amending Section 33.24(4)(f) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate overlap between the Big Box Ordinance and the new zoning code.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Info.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 33.24(4)(f) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate overlap between the Big Box Ordinance and the new zoning code.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Many of the requirements in the Big Box ordinance are now addressed in the new zoning code. This amendment eliminates those provisions from the Big Box Ordinance to avoid inconsistency and duplication.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subdivision (f) entitled “Large Retail Developments” of Subsection (4) entitled “Powers and Duties” of Section 33.24 entitled “Urban Design Commission” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(f) Large Retail Developments.
1. Statement of Purpose. The purpose for this section is to provide a regulatory framework to ensure that large-format retail development promotes the efficient use of land and preserves and enhances the urban fabric through a more urban site and building design. In applying this ordinance to the redevelopment, expansion, or remodeling of existing sites, it is the intent of this ordinance to seek improvements, while recognizing that existing constraints will likely make full compliance with all provisions of this section difficult or infeasible.
2. Applicability. All new retail development that is on a single zoning lot and has a total gross floor area (GFA) of forty thousand (40,000) square feet or more shall be subject to this ordinance Total GFA shall be calculated by adding the GFA of all buildings on a zoning lot. When applying the requirements below, the Urban Design Commission, Plan Commission, and staff shall consider relevant design recommendations in any element of the City’s Master Plan or other adopted City plans.
a. Any single retail business establishment that has a total GFA of forty-thousand (40,000) or more square feet shall be su...

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