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File #: 32296    Version: 1 Name: Usable open space
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/22/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 1/7/2014 Final action: 1/7/2014
Enactment date: 1/15/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00003
Title: Amending Section 28.084(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce the usable open space in the Traditional Employment (TE) district from 160 sq. ft./ unit to 20 sq. ft./ bedroom.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Scott J. Resnick
Attachments: 1. BODY, 2. Staff Comments.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 28.084(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce the usable open space in the Traditional Employment (TE) district from 160 sq. ft./ unit to 20 sq. ft./ bedroom.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  In the TE district the high usable open space requirement of 160 square feet per unit prevents adaptive re-use of existing buildings in urban areas with limited setback. In addition, it is difficult to create quality usable open space above grade in such areas, meaning that the letter of the ordinance might be met, but the intent is not. This amendment reduces the usable open space requirement in the TE District to 20 square feet per bedroom.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      The "BODY" can be found in Attachments.