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File #: 31721    Version: 1 Name: Parking-corner buildings
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/27/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00193
Title: Amending Section 28.084(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to correct a problem with the site standard regulations for corner buildings in the Traditional Employment (TE) District.
Sponsors: Steve King, Scott J. Resnick, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. Body, 2. ZText Staff Comments.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 28.084(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to correct a problem with the site standard regulations for corner buildings in the Traditional Employment (TE) District.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment corrects a problem with the site standard regulations for corner buildings in the Traditional Employment (TE) District. The existing language requires corner buildings to be located within five feet from the sidewalk, but only applies for 30 feet from the corner. Such language encourages the construction of buildings which are set back 30 feet from the corner, contrary to the intent of the regulation.  In addition, the five-foot distance from the sidewalk required in the current language does not afford the flexibility that may be needed to meet other provisions in the ordinance, such as requirements in Urban Design Districts.  This amendment prohibits parking near the corner of a lot to encourage the location of buildings closer to the street and eliminates the maximum five-foot setback requirement.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Please see "Body" in Attachments.