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File #: 40231    Version: 1 Name: Addressing parking concerns in high density areas
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2015 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 1/5/2016 Final action: 1/5/2016
Enactment date: 1/14/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-00007
Title: Creating Section 12.138(14) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce commuter parking impact and promote the use of off-street parking.
Sponsors: Sara Eskrich, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Ledell Zellers
Fiscal Note
The proposed legislation has no impact on revenues of the current system. There is no anticipated fiscal impact.
Title
Creating Section 12.138(14) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce commuter parking impact and promote the use of off-street parking.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposed subsection will address parking concerns in high density areas utilizing the Residential Parking Permit Program (“RP3”). The goal of this ordinance is to reduce commuter impact and promote the use of off-street parking. The ordinance prevents overcrowding on the streets and allows parking to those residents who do not have alternative off-street parking options available through their residence.
Multi-unit dwellings can place a strain on available residential parking. Some multi-unit dwellings offer off-street parking. Theoretically, this off-street parking should reduce the impact multi-unit dwellings have on the RP3 and commuter parking. However, residential off-street parking spaces do not minimize the impact of commuter parking unless the parking spaces are actually being used by residents. When residents do not utilize available off-street parking, they are creating a market for commuters to buy the off-street parking intended for residents. Once these spots are used for commuter parking, residents park on the street and essentially become a proxy for the commuter driving into the area. This ordinance could reduce commuter impact by decreasing the availability of “commuter proxies.” It will encourage residents who live in large multi-unit dwellings to utilize the off-street parking available at their residence.
This proposed subsection would limit RP3 eligibility for future developments approved for construction after the effective date of this ordinance. Residents who live in buildings approved for construction after that date will only be eligible to apply for RP3 if the dwelling has three units or less.
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