From this week’s Soapbox:
A proposed revision of the City of Cincinnati’s Zoning Code would add an allowable reduction of parking for residential buildings located within approximately two blocks of a streetcar stop. Presently, the City’s Zoning Code has similar reduced parking options for properties with close proximity to public parking facilities, housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and on development sites with multiple uses.
The proposal would allow for the Director of Buildings & Inspections to grant a 50% reduction in the number of required parking spaces for any “permanent residential” use located within 800 feet of a streetcar stop. For residential buildings where a 50% reduction equates to less than five required spaces, no spaces will need to be provided.