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File #: O-403-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Planning and Zoning Committee
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO A REDUCTION OF MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN CERTAIN AREAS AS SUGGESTED IN PLAN 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ("PLAN 2040") (CASE NO. 20-LDC-0001).
Sponsors: Brandon Coan (D-8), Nicole George (D-21)
Attachments: 1. O-403-20 V.1 090320 Reduction of Minimum Parking Requirement.pdf, 2. 20-LDC-0001.pdf, 3. 20-LDC-0001_PC_Minutes.pdf, 4. 20-LDC-0001_Staff Report.pdf, 5. ORD 114 2020.pdf
Related files: 20-LDC-0001
ORDINANCE NO. _____, SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO A REDUCTION OF MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN CERTAIN AREAS AS SUGGESTED IN PLAN 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ("PLAN 2040") (CASE NO. 20-LDC-0001).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS COAN AND GEORGE

WHEREAS, Plan 2040 was adopted by the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") effective January 1, 2019; and
WHEREAS, Plan 2040, Goal 3, Policy 14 states, "Consider reducing parking minimums where appropriate;" and
WHEREAS, the Council passed Resolution 82, Series 2019 directing the Louisville Metro Planning Commission (the "Planning Commission") to conduct a study to determine if reducing minimum parking requirements in certain areas of Louisville Metro would be appropriate and comply with applicable guidelines of Plan 2040, and upon completion, make recommendations regarding its finding; and
WHEREAS, Planning and Design Services staff developed an amendment to Chapter 9 (Parking and Loading) of the Land Development Code ("LDC") to use best practices in parking requirement provisions while reducing parking requirements for all uses with a special emphasis on areas within traditional form districts. In addition to these amendments, staff corrected longstanding issues with respect to the formatting of parking requirement tables; and
WHEREAS, the proposed amendment went to the Planning Committee of the Planning Commission for a public meeting on July 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission on August 20, 2020 recommended that the Council adopt the proposed text amendments to the LDC as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 20-LDC-0001; and
WHEREAS, Council approves and accepts the recommendation of the Planning Commission as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 20-LDC-0001.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE...

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