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File #: 44260    Version: Name: Restricting certain spaces for useable open space requirements.
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2016 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 12/6/2016 Final action: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: 12/15/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-00107
Title: 2nd SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 28.140 of the Madison General Ordinances to further define when roof decks, porches, and balconies may be used as usable open space in the TR-U1, TR-U2, Mixed Use, Employment, Downtown, and Urban Districts.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. Version 2 - Substitute, 2. Version 1, 3. Zoning Text Memo_11-21-16.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/6/20163 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt and Close the Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/20162 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/1/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Re-refer for Recessed Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20161 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Refer For Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/29/20161 Attorney's Office/Approval Group Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance has no fiscal impact.
Title
2nd SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 28.140 of the Madison General Ordinances to further define when roof decks, porches, and balconies may be used as usable open space in the TR-U1, TR-U2, Mixed Use, Employment, Downtown, and Urban Districts.
Body
This Second Substitute Ordinance amends Sec. 28.140(d), MGO to further define when roof decks and balconies may be counted toward the usable open space requirement in the TR-U1, TR-U2, Mixed Use, Employment, Downtown, and Urban Districts. It also adds that, like roof decks and balconies, porches may also be counted toward the usable open space requirement in those districts. Further, it provides that private porches, like private balconies, may be used to count toward the usable open space requirement. Finally, the ordinance provides that such structures must meet certain minimum dimensions before being counted toward the open space requirement.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Section 28.140 entitled “Usable Open Space” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“28.140 USABLE OPEN SPACE.
(1) Usable open space shall be provided on each lot used in whole or in part for residential purposes, as set forth in each district.
(a) Usable open space at ground level shall be in a compact area of not less than two hundred (200) square feet, with no dimension less than eight (8) feet and no slope grade greater than ten percent (10).
1. Where lot width is less than forty (40) feet, the minimum dimension of usable open space may be reduced to six (6) feet.
(b) Usable open space shall not include areas occupied by buildings, driveways, drive aisles, off-street parking, paving and sidewalks, except that paved paths no wider than five (5) feet, and pervious pavement designed for outdoor recreation only may be included as usa...

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