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File #: 63902    Version: 1 Name: Conditional Use Thresholds
Type: Ordinance Status: Items Referred
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Tag Evers, Max Prestigiacomo
Attachments: 1. 63902 Body.pdf, 2. Housing_Ordinance_Staff_Memo_2-17-21.pdf, 3. Staff_Overview_Video, 4. Staff Overview_Slides.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.

Body

DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and allowable densities in most multi-family residential districts.  Similarly, this ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and the standards for lot area, maximum height, and usable open space for most mixed-use districts. 

These changes will allow for the construction of more multi-family dwelling units (“higher densities”) as permitted uses (“by right”).  In that way, this ordinance takes one step toward removing barriers in the zoning code that have historically tended to exclude the construction of multi-family housing in areas of the City that are otherwise appropriate for it. 

For further information related to the changes contained in this ordinance, please see the Planning Division Staff Report.

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

 

                     See "63902 Body" in Attachments.