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File #: 33169    Version: 1 Name: Parking exception
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2014 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 4/8/2014 Final action: 4/8/2014
Enactment date: 4/17/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00069
Title: Creating Section 28.084(4)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to create an exception to the site standards rule in the TE District which prohibits parking between a building and the street for buildings that abut 3 or more streets.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Creating Section 28.084(4)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to create an exception to the site standards rule in the TE District which prohibits parking between a building and the street for buildings that abut 3 or more streets.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Currently, the site standards in the TE District prohibit parking between the front façade of a building and the street. They also limit the allowable parking between the side of a building and the street. This rule poses unique challenges for lots that abut a street on 3 or more sides. This amendment creates an exception for buildings on such lots. It allows up to 12 parking spaces, but no more than 50% of the total surface parking, to be placed between the front façade and the street, so long as the stalls are designed to be used by customers and visitors. It is intended to accommodate a project proposed by the DOA on Thornton Avenue.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Subdivision (d) of Subsection (4) entitled "Site Standards" of Section 28.084 entitled "Traditional Employment District" of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:
"(d)      Notwithstanding (a), for lots abutting a street on three (3) or more sides, a maximum of twelve (12) parking stalls but no more than fifty percent (50%) of the total surface parking spaces may be located between the front facade and the street. These spaces shall be oriented to customers and visitors."