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File #: 58869    Version: 1 Name: Exempt Principal Buildings from the Front Yard Set Back Requirement
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/26/2019 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: 2/14/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00017
Title: Amending Section 28.067(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt principal buildings from the Front Yard Set Back requirement as long as other buildings occupy 30% or more of each street frontage on the lot.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer
Attachments: 1. Zoning_Text_Memo_01-27-2020.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amending Section 28.067(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt principal buildings from the Front Yard Set Back requirement as long as other buildings occupy 30% or more of each street frontage on the lot. 

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance exempts buildings in the Commercial Corridor-Transitional District to from the front yard setback requirements if additional buildings on the same zoning lot occupy 30% or more of the street frontages on that lot.

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

 

                     Subdivision (a) entitled “Front Yard Setback” of Subsection (3) entitled “Dimensional Requirements” of Section 28.067 entitled “Commercial Corridor -Transitional District” is amended to read as follows:

 

“(a)                     Front Yard Setback.  The following setbacks shall apply to zoning lots with one principal building. When more than one principal building is developed on a zoning lot, additional buildings shall be exempt from the front yard setback requirement if approved and constructed concurrently with or after a building or buildings that comply with the front yard setback requirements below and occupy 30% of each street frontage on the zoning lot.  Front yard setbacks on the zoning map may also be designated as a specific location (build-to-line) or as a range.  Unless designated otherwise on the zoning map, for new buildings and additions exceeding, fifty percent (50%) of the building's original floor area, a

1.                     A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the street-facing building wall shall be set back no more than twenty-five (25) feet.  Front yard setbacks on the zoning map may be designated as a specific location (build-to-line) or as a range.