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File #: 50920    Version: 1 Name: Front lot line - parking purposes
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2018 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/1/2018 Final action: 5/1/2018
Enactment date: 5/15/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00050
Title: Amending Section 28.085(4)(b) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow property owners to choose the front lot line for purposes of locating parking.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Steve King, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. Staff_Comments.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amending Section 28.085(4)(b) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow property owners to choose the front lot line for purposes of locating parking.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: In the Suburban Employment (SE) District, the parking placement rule in Sec. 28.084(4) requires the placement of a parking lot in a location that tends to be inconsistent with parking lot placements of existing development.  This amendment will give property owners some flexibility to match existing development in circumstances where there are two more or less parallel and opposite public street lot lines, either of which could realistically be considered the front lot line.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

                     Subdivision (b) of Subsection (4) entitled “Site Standards: New Development” of Section 28.085 entitled “Suburban Employment District” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

 

“(b)                     For all Building Forms other than (a) above, the majority of off-street parking shall be located to the rear or side of the principal building. A maximum of one drive aisle and two rows of parking, not to exceed seventy (70) feet of parking, may be located between the front of the principal building and the street, set back at least twenty-five (25) feet from the front lot line.  For zoning lots with two (2) more or less parallel and opposite public street lot lines, the owner may choose either street as the front lot line when determining the parking location.