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File #: 1171-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/19/2019 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: To amend Section 3312.47 of the Columbus Zoning Code in order to codify that off-street parking spaces dedicated to the charging of electric vehicles and located outside special parking areas shall count as a required parking space and shall not count toward the maximum number of parking spaces.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Explanation

BACKGROUND:

As part of the SMART Columbus initiative, a multi-departmental working group has evaluated city codes and best practices to encourage greater use of electric vehicles and to remove potential regulatory barriers. This legislation makes changes to Chapter 3312 of the Zoning Code to provide that parking spaces with charging stations for the exclusive use by electric vehicles shall count as required parking spaces; and to exempt any such parking spaces from the calculation of the maximum number of permitted parking spaces.

A public hearing was held before the Columbus Development Commission on April 11, 2019, whereupon the Commission voted to recommend this proposed code change be forwarded to Columbus City Council for adoption.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation.

Title

To amend Section 3312.47 of the Columbus Zoning Code in order to codify that off-street parking spaces dedicated to the charging of electric vehicles and located outside special parking areas shall count as a required parking space and shall not count toward the maximum number of parking spaces.

Body

WHEREAS, as part of the SMART Columbus initiative, a multi-departmental working group, in conjunction with reports about best practices to encourage the rapid adoption of electrical vehicles and remove potential barriers to their use, evaluated the Columbus Zoning Code for needed changes; and

WHEREAS, as a result of this evaluation, this code change will allow off-street parking spaces dedicated and restricted to the charging of electrical vehicles to count toward the minimum number of required off-street parking spaces; and

WHEREAS, this change will also exempt such spaces from the calculation of the maximum number of permitted off-street parking spaces for uses in which the code has adopted such a requirement; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the Columbus Development Commission on April 11, 2019, whereupon the Commission v...

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